January 15, 2021

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International Water Leaders Discuss Global Issues, Trends

In the January 2021 issue of Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine, water leaders from around the world discuss their approaches to universal challenges including climate change and workforce issues. Click here to read the full State of the Sector 2021 section in WE&T magazine. Image courtesy of PIRO4D/Pixabay

The January 2021 issue of Water Environment & Technology magazine includes sound-offs from water sector leaders around the world, who described how their organizations contend with such universal challenges as climate change, workforce issues, and flood management. Their remarks were abbreviated for space in print. Full comments are presented below. Janett Tapia — The Netherlands In […]

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December 10, 2020

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Water Professionals Bring Rural Sanitation Solution to San Francisco

A team of water professionals developed a new approach to provide access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services for homeless people in urban environments, which earned them the top prize in a United Nations competition in October. From top left going clockwise, team members include Ashly Thomas, Tim Moran, Cristina Baily, and Victor Silva. Image courtesy of Moran

Water professionals are sought-after participants in the United Nations’ UNLEASH Hacks program, which convenes talented young researchers, practitioners, and influencers from around the world to develop new solutions to further the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during intensive, 2-day seminars. Water professionals play a direct role in achieving several of the SDGs, including SDG […]

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December 1, 2020

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote the Value of Water

Brian Campbell, founder of WaterFilterGuru.com, offers five tips to help water professionals become more effective social media users. Image courtesy of Thomas Ulrich/Pixabay

Brian Campbell, founder of WaterFilterGuru.com, offers five tips to help water professionals become more effective social media users. Image courtesy of Thomas Ulrich/Pixabay Nowadays, it’s rare to find someone without an account on at least one social network, whether that be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat. For water professionals, social media represents one of the […]

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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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