March 2019 Digest

March 31, 2019

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Ancient Engineering Lays Groundwork for Major Canal System in Arizona

The Hohokam Native American society flourished for almost 1500 years in what is today central Arizona. Part of that long, rich history can be attributed to a breakthrough water technology: canals.

Apprentices Are Expected To Fill One-in-Fifty Jobs on UK’s Largest-Ever Water Project

Tideway, an independent water company in London, launched a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program to clean the River Thames and address a pending worker shortage in one fell swoop.

Angela Lee Testifies on the Importance of Water Services Before U.S. Congress

On Feb. 7, Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) member Angela Lee sat before members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the water sector’s need for infrastructure funding programs.

In Memoriam: Robert Jack Freeman Jr. Champion of Water for Small Communities

Robert Jack Freeman Jr., member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals since 2006, died January 21 at the age of 71.

Freeman worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 for more than 47 years. Freeman was known as a champion for small systems.

Residuals and Biosolids Conference Offers Many Learning Opportunities



Attend the Inaugural Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium



WEF Advances Green Infrastructure Through Stormwater Currency



WEF’s New Online Course Teaches Leadership Skills



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Supports Brave Blue World Documentary



Prepare for Wastewater Certification



Leaders Share Water Sector Insights in WEF Podcasts



WEF Webcasts Inform About Water Reuse and Modeling



WEF-Backed Provisions Incorporated Into 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Bill


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