Tag Archives: WEFTEC 2018

Students Walk Away from Design Competition with Real-world Skills

January 28, 2019

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Pono Hanson, chair of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition Pono Hanson is a project manager at Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) in Alexandria, Va. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation and Chesapeake Water Environment Association since 2012. He currently serves as a member of the WEF Collection Systems Committee and […]

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New Operations Challenge Teams Travel the Road to WEFTEC 2018

December 21, 2018

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Ops Challenge New Teams Featured

At this year’s Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), 44 teams of elite wastewater operators met in New Orleans to participate in the 31st-annual Operations Challenge competition. For 11 of those teams, 2018 marked their national-level debut. To help new teams acclimate to the rigorous pace and complexity of Operations […]

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Five Things WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Taught Me

December 19, 2018

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Rahkia Nance Featured

Rahkia Nance, 2018 Water Leadership Institute graduate Rahkia Nance is the digital communications manager for the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.). A former newspaper reporter, Nance has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee) and a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University (Washington, D.C.). When she’s not digitally […]

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WEF Stormwater Institute Presents the 2018 MS4 Award Winners

November 30, 2018

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During the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2018, 22 agencies received recognition from the fourth-annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Housed within the WEF Stormwater Institute, this awards program was developed to encourage innovation among municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4s) programs nationwide. The MS4 awards […]

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Meet the Highest Ranking 2018 Operations Challenge Teams

November 30, 2018

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Operations Challenge 2018 Featured

Texas teams sweep top spots in 2018 competition Three teams representing the Water Environment Association (WEA) of Texas took home awards for earning top scores in Division 1 and Division 2 Operations Challenge at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans. The Trinity River Authority (TRA; Dallas) CReWSers claimed first in Division 1 while the Pooseidons of […]

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LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions

November 29, 2018

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LIFT Featured

During WEFTEC 2018, a team from Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit) and the University of (Ann Arbor) Michigan won the first Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Intelligent Water Systems Challenge. The team won for using data analytics to develop a tool to maximize the use of existing collection systems and minimize combined sewer overflows […]

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Family of Utah Sheep Farmers Take a New Career Path

November 27, 2018

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Legacy - Snyder Familyy Featured

After years of logging and sheep farming, Cody Snyder entered the wastewater sector. He may have started the career with simple expectations, but he developed a commitment to water that he has passed down to his oldest daughter, Jade. “Truthfully, when I was 21, I was just looking for a job with good benefits,” Cody […]

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WEF Announces Graduates of 2018 Water Leadership Institute

November 26, 2018

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Water Leadership Institute '18 Featured

A new group of water sector professionals emerged from WEFTEC 2018 with a new credential to add to their resume and an arsenal of new leadership skills. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosted a graduation ceremony for its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2018 in New Orleans. The seventh class of the annual […]

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