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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Workforce Issues and Relationship Between Water, Energy, and Food

March 31, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares interviews with water sector thought-leaders through the Words on Water podcast series. Stream these episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden discuss the value that military veterans bring to any workforce, […]

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WEF Members Address the World’s Toughest Water Problems at UNLEASH

November 30, 2017

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In August, the world-class talent of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members was showcased at the global level. As invited guests to the 2017 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, eleven WEF members from all areas of the water sector did their part to improve the planet while gaining valuable insights from international peers. The new, […]

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WEF Members Support Global Wastewater Symposium in Developing Urban Areas

May 30, 2017

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On April 5, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members contributed to a strong program for the Global Wastewater Symposium in Developing Urban Areas. The Global Water Alliance, in partnership with the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership/Wharton, hosted the event at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Howard Neukrug, WEF member and professor in the Department […]

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Teams from Thailand and Mexico Take Home International SJWP Awards

October 19, 2016

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The team of students from Thailand — from left, students Thidarat Phianchat, Kanjana Komkla and Sureeporn Triphetprapa — received the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Photo courtesy of the Jonas Borg, Stockholm International Water Institute.

Taking inspiration from a flowering plant, a team of students from Thailand created a device that retains stormwater and can help irrigation. During World Water Week, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat, and Kanjana Komkla stepped onto the stage to receive the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Thailand team puts research to work for farmers […]

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From the President: WEF Influencing the Future

October 13, 2016

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as the 2016–2017 president of the WEF Board of Trustees. The role can be a bit intimidating and the schedule quite busy, but one of the role’s great privileges is acknowledging the contributions and accomplishments of immediate past President […]

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Central States WEA Program Seeks To Bring Sanitation to Underdeveloped Regions

April 28, 2016

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For its second project, GWS focused on Bahia Bellena, a village of several tightly packed commercial establishments and 40 to 50 homes. The village sits at the entrance of the Marino Ballena National Park in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of the Global Water Stewardship.

The Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) has created a program to help protect public health in underdeveloped regions of the world. The program, Global Water Stewardship (GWS), seeks to advance the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of providing sanitation for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack it. CSWEA’s membership called for the […]

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From the President: Taking a Look at Water from Africa

April 25, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Recently, my day-job took me to central, east, and west Africa to work on wastewater treatment facilities at several Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta) bottlers. As I rode along the dusty, remote roads of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique, I was reminded that the need for water is prevalent in the everyday lives of people. […]

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New CEO of Water For People Envisions Expanded Focus on Sanitation

November 26, 2015

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Water For People (WFP; Denver), a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) charity of choice, works to bring lasting access to safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. Eleanor Allen, new CEO for the international nonprofit, seeks to deliver WFP’s goal of delivering water and sanitation to “everyone forever” through, in part, a greater […]

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