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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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WEF Joins in Updating Effective Utility Management Primer

March 25, 2017

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An expanded, 10-partner coalition has updated Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities. The document includes an expanded implementation guide that walks water sector leaders through the creation of an improvement plan. The updated primer will help utilities meet the challenges of aging infrastructure, rapidly evolving technology, heightened customer expectations, rising costs, and […]

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WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) introduced the Envision® guidance manual. A planning and design guidance tool, the manual provides metrics that can be used to compare the strengths of design ideas for infrastructure projects by awarding points and credits […]

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2017 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Set for February

November 21, 2016

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Mark your calendars, utility administrators: the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.) announced that the annual 2017 Utility Management Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7–10. The conference, which has developed over the last 28 years into one of the most sought-after gatherings of […]

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Prepare for WEF’s 2017 Conferences

October 20, 2016

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Access the latest technical information on various water sector topics at Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conferences. See the 2017 Specialty Conference Catalog for more information on the following events. The Utility Management 2017 Conference Feb. 7–10, Tampa (Fla.) Marriott Waterside Residuals and Biosolids 2017 April 8–11, Seattle Convention Center Collection Systems 2017 May […]

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Effective Utility Management Findings Released

May 6, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined seven other water sector organizations to release the effective utility management (EUM) report, Taking the Next Step: Findings of the Effective Utility Management Review Steering Group. WEF, the American Public Works Association (APWA; Washington, D.C.), the American Water Works Association (Denver), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies […]

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Learn the Latest Tools and Techniques for Effective Management at The Utility Management Conference

January 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites leading utility and consulting staff to attend The Utility Management Conference™ 2016 in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 24–27. The expanded technical program includes 36 sessions that will provide the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. Topics covered in the technical […]

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