January 2017 Digest

January 31, 2017

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Guggenheim Museum Unveils Solid Gold Toilet Installation

HighlightsJan1Most museums that showcase priceless works of art enforce a strictly “hands-off” policy. But a new installation at the New York City Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers visitors a unique, intimate, one-on-one chance to engage with art.

“America” by Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is a fully functional toilet cast in 18-karat solid gold.

My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

HighlightsJan2Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, the value of clean water, and the significance of working in the water sector.

Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York

HighlightsJan3While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional and more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these adventurous individuals will take advantage of an early Valentine’s tour of the grounds of a water resource recovery facility in Brooklyn on Feb. 6.

Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

HighlightsJan4Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart.

Operations Challenge 2016 Highlighted in Gallery

HighlightsJan5During WEFTEC® 2016, 42 teams vied for first, second, and third place in Division 1 and Division 2 of Operations Challenge. See highlights from the competition and the winners.

WEFTEC 2016 Showcased in Gallery

HighlightsJan6A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors gathered at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to attend WEFTEC® 2016. The gallery shows attendees taking advantage of educational and networking opportunities at the conference.

WEF Staff Make the Local Environment a Little Cleaner for the Holidays

HighlightsJan7On Nov. 3, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff took a hand-on approach to protecting the environment. For the 2016 WEF Eco service project, 23 staff volunteers pitched in to clean the Oronoco Bay and Rivergate City parks, located a short distance away from WEF’s headquarters.

Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices




Advocate for Water During the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo




WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects




WEF and NMSA Sign MOU To Support Stormwater




Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members




Learn About LIFT Link and Biofilms in February Webcasts




Join the Value of Water Campaign’s 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water




WEF Letter Asks President-Elect Trump To Make Water a Priority

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