August 2017 Digest

August 31, 2017

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Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session

Highlights17August1As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event.

For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional Opening General Session programming with the popular Great Water Cities session. On Oct. 2, attendees can gather to hear a keynote address from acclaimed educator Fredi Lajvardi as well as a series of presentations from urban water leaders from around the world.

Transforming Chicago – One WEFTEC at a Time

Volunteer for the 10th WEF Community Service ProjectHighlights17August2 Leave a lasting mark on Chicago during WEFTEC® 2017. When registering, attendees can sign up for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Service Project to help build an outdoor learning space for students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago).

Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure
Trip to the Netherlands provides an international view of water

Highlights17August3Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine), traveled to the Netherlands in June as part of her studies while pursuing a master’s degree. In this column, the Water Leadership Institute alumni describes the experience that expanded her view of infrastructure.

Highlights17August4Gordon MacDonald Discusses Stormwater Design at WEFTEC 2017

During Session No. 415, A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Stormwater Design Out of This World, Gordon MacDonald will talk about stormwater challenges encountered during the design and construction of one of the longest floating bridges in the world, located in Washington state.

From the President: Spreading the Word about WEF’s Vision and Finding Inspiration

Highlights-PresidentRickWarnerAs president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), it’s been an absolute privilege to travel throughout North America and across the world to represent WEF’s interests. This past year, I have had the honor of engaging our members and connecting with our strategic partner organizations.

Most of WEF’s efforts focus on supporting members’ search for solutions to infrastructure investments and water quality improvements in the U.S. But we also must acknowledge our role and responsibility to support the broader community of water professionals solving global issues.

Highlights17August5James Crook Gives a History of Water Reuse at WEFTEC 2017

James Crook, an independent environmental engineering consultant, will cover the history of water reuse at WEFTEC® 2017. During Session No. 221, Hot Topics in an Expanding Water Reuse Market, Crook will give one of several concise water reuse presentations that will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Highlights17August6WEF Highlights Editor Shares Five Facts About the Newsletter

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has been publishing its member newsletter, WEF Highlights, for more than 50 years. Editor Jennifer Fulcher shares some of the history behind the publication.

WEFTEC 2017 Conference Announcement Offers Attendees Key Details



WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action



NGICP Equips Professionals with Green Skills




Illustrated Guide to Wastewater Biology Now Available




WEF Introduces Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest




Navigating Barriers and Finding Opportunities To Assist Low-Income Customers




Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members




WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks




Water Advocates Help Defeat Wipes Rider




WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet




Joining the Discussion About Renewable Fuel Credits




Nutrient Symposium 2017 Proceedings Offer Continued Education

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