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Leaders of All Kinds Emerge from Water Leadership Institute

December 23, 2013

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The 2013 graduates of the Water Leadership Institute emerged with confidence and a better idea of leadership styles. The program, developed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), helps equip a new generation of water professionals with the latest skills and knowledge needed to take on sector challenges. “There are great water challenges out […]

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Operations Challenge 2013 Teams Make History

December 20, 2013

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Terminal Velocity wins fourth-consecutive Division 1 win and is joined on podium by two other Virginia teams   At WEFTEC® 2013, large crowds gathered to watch Operations Challenge, an event that exemplifies the precision and skill needed to work in the wastewater treatment industry. Expressions of awe and appreciation at competitors’ performances could be heard […]

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Stepping Up to the Plate, at Home and WEFTEC

December 10, 2013

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The year’s annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), attracting more than 22,000 attendees, sparked an unexpected reaction from me. I was intimidated. Each session I attended featured presentations by some of the best in our industry describing technical and policy marvels. Even at the helm of DC Water (Washington), […]

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WEFTEC 2013 Annual Service Project’s Ripple Effect Reaches Hundreds

December 3, 2013

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WEFTEC 2013 volunteers help construct a rain garden.

The WEFTEC® 2013 annual service project made a big splash this year. Approximately 110 volunteers came out to the Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens event to help replace pavement with green space at the John C. Haines Elementary School in Chicago. The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) organized […]

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Polish Students’ Flush Control System Earns Them a Trip to WEFTEC 2013

November 26, 2013

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From left, Mateusz Zawidzki and Szymon Mydlarz attended WEFTEC 2013 as part of an award for their ecological flush control system. WEF photo/Lori Harrison.

Szymon Mydlarz, Mateusz Zawidzki, and Pawel Zukowski are three young Polish students who hope to make their ecological flush control system an internationally acclaimed and implemented technology. Connections that Mydlarz and Zawidzki made at WEFTEC®2013 will help them do this as they move forward in establishing a company and producing their patent-pending system, Mydlarz said. […]

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From the President: WEFTEC 2013, the Place to Be

November 25, 2013

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Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

I hope you had an opportunity to attend WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago this October. If you did, you probably shared my sense that WEFTEC was the place to be for people in the water industry, including utility executives sharing stories with their colleagues about professional development; operators presenting their ingenious solutions to troublesome operational problems; […]

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WEF Presents the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners

November 19, 2013

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Student teams from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and University of British Columbia (Vancouver) won the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2013 Student Design Competition. The 12th annual competition, held at WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago, recognized team projects presenting a design that helps solve a local water quality issue. Wastewater Design Category Winner […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Experiences WEFTEC 2013

November 18, 2013

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Jain stands with the WEFTEC 2013 Opening General Session Speaker Kevin Carroll. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig photography.

Anirudh Jain, winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), attended the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) 2013. Jain, from Portland, Ore., won the U.S. SJWP for his project “Sulfidation as a Novel Method To Reduce Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticle Pollution,” which identifies sulfidation as a means to […]

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