Tag Archives: WEFTEC 2014

WEFTEC® 2014 Makes Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 List

November 28, 2015

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Trade Show Executive (Oceanside, Calif.) ranked WEFTEC® 2014 at 60th in its Gold 100 honorees. The list ranks trade shows held in the U.S. by net square footage of exhibits and attendance. In 2014, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference drew 13,296 professional attendees and 6235 exhibitor personnel to the […]

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Collection Systems Sessions Set To Draw Large Crowds at WEFTEC© 2015

July 14, 2015

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Photo courtesy of David A. Hofer.

Collection systems topics are no stranger to the list of top 10 attended sessions for all of WEFTEC. Perennially, “Collection System Basics,” — this year Session 313 — makes this list. And the field operations session — this year Session 512, “A Fresh Perspective on Front Line Operations” — made the top 10 ranking at […]

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WEFTEC Makes Top 250 Trade Show List Again

May 25, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.).

Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.) ranked WEFTEC® 2014 as 68th in its Top 250 Trade Show list. The list ranks trade shows held in the U.S. by net square footage of exhibits. In 2014, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference drew 13,296 professional attendees and 6235 exhibitor personnel to […]

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WEF Encourages Federal and State Participation at Conferences

May 15, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) seeks both federal and state representatives to get involved at upcoming conferences. During WEFTEC® 2014 in New Orleans, participants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy attended technology innovation sessions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hosted a panel on climate and resiliency to support […]

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Biological Nutrient Removal Featured in Most Attended Technical Session at WEFTEC 2014

April 29, 2015

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The City of Kelowna, British Columbia installed the world’s first fermenter at the Kelowna Wastewater Treatment Facility. Photo courtesy of Gerry Stevens and the City of Kelowna.

James L. Barnard shares his summary of the session   Looking back at the most-attended technical session of WEFTEC® 2014 can give a taste of the type of information and education that will be available at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago. Technical Session 206, “The Complete Guide to Fermentation for Biological Nutrient Removal,” drew 220 attendees […]

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Veteran Competitor Begins New Role as Coach

December 23, 2014

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Patrick Ross and Kevin Ganley, members of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina team Controlled Chaos, compete during Operations Challenge 2014. Photo courtesy of Kieffer Photography.

Troy Newton, coach of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina team Controlled Chaos, remembers watching fellow employees at his facility practicing for Operations Challenge. Newton thought it looked fun and joined the team in 1995. When Newton’s organization, the Charleston (S.C.) Water System, formed a team in 2014 with all new competitors, Newton stepped in […]

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Event Coordinator Believes in the Competition

December 16, 2014

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Perkins (front row, second from right) stands with all of the Collections Event judges who volunteered for Operations Challenge held at WEFTEC 2014. Photo courtesy of Perkins.

Laurie Perkins, coordinator for the Collection Systems Event at WEFTEC® 2014, is one of many volunteers working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure the competition runs smoothly. Perkins said she works throughout the year to obtain volunteer judges, train judges on their responsibilities, make sure all the equipment is in adequate condition before the competition, and […]

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Maryland Environment Services Manager Supports the Program

December 12, 2014

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During the Tri-Association Conference in Ocean City, Md., from left, an Operations Challenge judge talks to the Motely Poo team members Wayne Rumbaugh, Todd Boulden, Justin Myers, Brad Yeakle, and Maryland Environmental Service (Millersville) manager Ellen Frketic. Photo courtesy of Frketic.

As a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) since 2006 who has worked for Maryland Environmental Service (MES; Millersville) for 26 years, Ellen Frketic has known about Operations Challenge for years. Her organization has more than 100 operators, and she kept thinking “we should be doing this,” Frketic said. Frketic worked with Justin Myers, […]

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