Tag Archives: WEFTEC 2017

Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

November 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

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Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

November 30, 2017

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Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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WEF Announces MS4 Award Winners

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 2, municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements were recognized during the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2017. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented 13 municipalities with National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. The awards, developed by WEF in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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Introducing the 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees

October 18, 2017

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The 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees, from left, is Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger, Denver; Ifetayo Venner, Tampa, Fla.; Vice President Jackie Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; President Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Mark Poling, Portland, Ore.; President Elect Tom Kunetz, Chicago; Lynn Broaddus, Minneapolis; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; Immediate Past President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; and Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During WEFTEC 2017, outgoing Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) President Rick Warner passed the gavel of leadership to Jenny Hartfelder. As the 2017–2018 WEF president, Hartfelder plans to use her passion to help WEF continue toward achieving its mission, and to increase awareness of the value of water. Read more in Hartfelder’s Highlights column, […]

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From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

October 17, 2017

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It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) as the 2017-2018 president. This column reaches you after we all return home from an extremely busy week at WEFTEC 2017. WEFTEC, a program helping WEF achieve its mission As a member of the WEF Board of Trustees, I […]

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Pick the Top Ops Challenge Team

October 15, 2017

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With the 30th Operations Challenge just concluded at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, now marks an ideal time to look back at the best of the best. The idea for the Operations Challenge competition began in the mid-1980s. After Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations began to host local operator-focused competitions, WEF hosted the first […]

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WEFTEC Daily Features Best in Show

October 13, 2017

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The annual Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC) took place Sept. 30–Oct. 4 in Chicago. Catch up on key events, see photos, and read updates about what happened during the world’s largest annual water quality event in the WEFTEC Daily.

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New Book Maps Pathway to Water Reuse

September 26, 2017

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The Water Reuse Roadmap provides an overview of all the opportunities, challenges, and benefits associated with projects working to harness natural water cycles to augment water demand. The resource was developed to help water managers facilitate successful water reuse programs from concept through implementation and maintenance. Guidance in this book helps water managers determine the […]

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