November 6, 2020

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Apply for Water Leadership Institute Class of 2021

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Water Leadership Institute program builds management skills while forging strong professional networks of like-minded water professionals. Applications for the Water Leadership Institute Class of 2021 are now open. Image courtesy of Julianne Jones/WEF

Nearly 350 water professionals have gained in-demand career skills as graduates of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Water Leadership Institute program since its introduction in 2012. Join them by applying for the Water Leadership Institute Class of 2021 by January 14, 2021. “The Water Leadership Institute is an instrumental program for the development […]

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October 23, 2020

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

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Mary Belefski Klein, member since 1983, Federal Water Quality Association. Photo courtesy of Klein. Thomas P. Brown, member since 1982, Clean Water Professionals of Kentucky & Tennessee. Photo courtesy of Brown. Robert (Bob) Forbes, member since 1979, North Carolina Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of WEF. Frederick J. Mucci, III, member since 1985, New Jersey […]

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October 16, 2020

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WEF Recognizes Ingenuity in Operations and Design

WEF celebrated four WRRF upgrade initiatives as winners of the 2020 WEF Project Excellence Awards. Among them was South Platte (Colorado) Water Renewal Partners, who led a partnership that delivered the state’s first facility that captures natural gas and sells it for a profit to a local pipeline owner. Image courtesy of South Platte Water Renewal Partners.

Effectively tackling emerging threats to public health and the environment requires water professionals to be agile; adaptable; and able to develop, implement, and operate new innovations that advance the way the sector approaches its work. In August, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) announced the winners of its 2020 WEF Awards for Operational and […]

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September 30, 2020

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Operations Challenge 2020 to Begin Streaming Oct. 5

Operations Challenge 2020 will stream live beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 5. This year’s competition features a modified format and a revised divisional structure. It will be available for the public to watch live for the first time in the competition’s 33-year history. Image courtesy of Kieffer Photography

Operations Challenge 2020 will stream live beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 5. This year’s competition features a modified format and a revised divisional structure. It will be available for the public to watch live for the first time in the competition’s 33-year history. Image courtesy of Kieffer Photography During WEFTEC Connect, 27 […]

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September 22, 2020

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2020 WEF Awards Recognize Excellence in Education, Communications

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Whether persuading community members to conserve water, working in a laboratory to study the latest threats to water quality, or preparing the next generation of water professionals, education is at the heart of the water treatment sector. Each year, one category of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Awards recognizes individuals and organizations driving […]

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September 1, 2020

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Study: Citizen Science Critical to Sustainable Development

Researchers considered the indicators associated with each SDG and the potential of past and present citizen science projects to help measure those indicators. According to the study, citizen science could produce up to a third of the data-tracking work necessary to achieve all 17 SDGs. Image courtesy of John Isaac/United Nations

A study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA; Laxenburg, Austria) has found that citizen science could produce up to a third of the data-tracking work necessary to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in 2015. “Citizen science has the potential to contribute to all 17 […]

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August 21, 2020

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What We Can Learn From COVID-19

Robert Pontau, Jr., a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) member and assistant general manager of the Brunswick (Maine) Sewer District, recently reflected on how working in WRRF management during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed his perspective. Image courtesy of Pixabay

The COVID-19 pandemic has attracted widespread attention to how WRRFs approach biohazard preparedness, worker safety, and personnel management. Staggered schedules, erratic shifts, and stringent safety protocols have become another part of the job for wastewater professionals. Robert Pontau, Jr., a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) member and assistant general manager of the Brunswick (Maine) […]

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August 13, 2020

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

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Edward Clerico, member since 1985, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of Clerico. Libby Ford, member since 1975, New York Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of Ford. Thomas Hall, member since 1977, California Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of Hall. Stephen M. Jenkins, member since 1984, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of […]

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