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Women in Water Pledge To Help Others at WEFTEC

September 27, 2016

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Debra Shore, comissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, gives the keynote speech at the first annual breakfast. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Debra Shore, Speaker at the WEFTEC 2015 Women in Water Breakfast Debra Shore, the keynote speaker at the Women in Water Breakfast held during WEFTEC 2015, is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. As an advocate for resource recovery and cleaning Chicago’s waterways, she received […]

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Access WEFTEC® 2015 Continuing Education Information Online

April 14, 2016

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WEFTEC 2015 offers a variety of technical educational opportunities covering the topics stormwater, water treatment, wastewater, collection, management, and others featured in this image.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides WEFTEC® 2015 attendees who scanned their badges during sessions or workshops with the opportunity to receive educational credits and obtain online access to their continuing education documentation. Attendees can refer to the WEFTEC Continuing Education Information website to learn more about their files, state approval details, and […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project. Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) […]

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Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job. This […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Attendees Take Advantage of Interactive Education and Networking

January 27, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC) draws a variety of water sector professionals to learn and network every year. WEFTEC® 2015, held Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago, became the largest and most successful of these events. It set records with 25,048 registrants and 1033 exhibiting companies using […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Service Project Exceeds Size and Scope of Projects Past

December 29, 2015

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) planned the first WEFTEC® service project in 2008, no one predicted the ripple effect these projects would have on their surrounding communities. Each year the annual event has grown in number of volunteers, physical size of the project, or amount of […]

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Operations Challenge Goes Global

December 23, 2015

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The two German teams celebrate receiving Operations Challenge spirit awards. Team Düsseldorf won the awards for Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support and the All Star Team won the spirit award for Team with Best Effort. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

German competition motivates and trains operators   During WEFTEC® 2015, 44 teams tested their skills during the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Operations Challenge competition. Two of these teams traveled from Germany to compete. The teams’ journey to WEFTEC 2015 began after water sector leaders from Germany were inspired to develop their own Operations […]

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Announcing the Winners of WEF’s First Annual MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards

December 12, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). “Housed within the new WEF Stormwater Institute, the awards […]

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