Tag Archives: WEFTEC 2016

Operations Challenge 2016 Highlighted in Gallery

January 31, 2017

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During WEFTEC® 2016, 42 teams vied for first, second, and third place in Division 1 and Division 2 of Operations Challenge. Competitors tested their wastewater treatment skills in five events – Process Control, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety. The Virginia Water Environment Association team, the Blue Ridge Brawlers, earned first place overall in […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcased in Gallery

January 28, 2017

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A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors gathered at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to attend WEFTEC® 2016. In the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conference’s 89-year history, WEFTEC 2016 makes the top-five list for largest and best-attended. Attendees shown in the gallery below took part in the event’s 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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Women in Water: Making a Difference

December 21, 2016

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Keynote speaker Kristen McIntyre shared tips for tapping into creativity to foster innovative and successful. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Jean Malafronte, WEF member and associate at Greeley and Hansen Jean Malafronte, associate for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago) in Philadelphia, is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), and New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). She serves on the NJWEA Water for People Committee and the PWEA […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Makes the List of Largest and Best-Attended in Conference’s History

December 16, 2016

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WEFTEC® 2016 made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors using a net of 28,000 m2 (301,900 ft2) of space attended WEFTEC. WEFTEC 2016, held Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, featured 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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WEFTEC Tote Bags Repurposed as Wheelchair Accessories

December 15, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016, orange-and-black tote bags given to attendees made appearances across New Orleans. Just one month after WEFTEC, these bags traveled some 4800 km (3000 mi.) south and could be seen on the backs of wheelchairs in Lima, Peru. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently partnered with Joni and Friends International Disability […]

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Water Leadership Institute Continues To Provide Opportunities

December 14, 2016

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Three members of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee, from left, Chandra Baker, Nathan Davis, and Laurie Brenner, attended and facilitated the workshop at WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Laurie Brenner, member of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee Laurie Brenner, finance and acquisition services coach at Union Sanitary District (Union City, Calif.), served on the steering committee for the 2016 Water Leadership Institute (WLI). She became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2014, graduated in 2015 from […]

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Teams from Minnesota and Texas Win WEF’s 2016 Student Design Competition

December 13, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans, teams of university students presented their wastewater and environmental designs for the 15th annual Student Design Competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) host their own Student Design Competitions. Teams are invited to work on a chosen design problem or to bring projects they are currently working […]

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