May 2017 Digest

May 31, 2017

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WEF Members Stand Together in Defense of Water During Water Week

HighlightsMay1Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members exemplified their dedication to water by traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo. More than 200 water professionals gathered to discuss water sector issues, network, and meet members of Congress.

My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

HighlightsMay2Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. But Kelsey joined her father, Thomas Brown, at WEFTEC 2001 and eventually started working at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). Now, the father-daughter duo work to engage others in WEF and the water sector.

Family of Toilet Rolls Educate About Wastewater System Troublemakers

Queensland Urban Utilities video series asks viewers to only flush the “three Ps”

HighlightsMay3Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU; Brisbane, Australia) doesn’t shy away from trying new ideas to make a difference when it comes to water. In October, QUU introduced their customers to the Rolls family. The animated toilet-paper rolls help teach about what should and what should not be flushed.

2014 U.S. SJWP Winner Works Against Global Water Crisis

HighlightsMay4Many young adults encounter difficulty when trying to find an exciting career path. But 19-year-old Deepika Kurup has known exactly what she wants to do since starting high school: solve the global water crisis.

With numerous high-caliber awards, a robust research portfolio, and even her own company, Kurup already is working to make the world’s water supplies cleaner, cheaper, and more accessible.

BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Sector Strategies for Using Innovation to Thrive

HighlightsMay5Water innovations will take center stage at the BlueTech Forum 2017. The theme for the event, hosted by BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) and scheduled for June 6–7 in Dublin, Ireland, is Water and the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Numerous WEF leaders will attend and participate. As a roundtable moderator, Ralph Exton, member of the 2016–2017 WEF Board of Trustees and chief marketing officer for GE Water & Process Technologies (Trevose, Pa.), will facilitate the “Internet of Water – Digital Water” discussion.

Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

HighlightsMay6Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector.

In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three Canadian provinces, and several other countries discussed how to move innovation in the water sector from theory into practice.

Chesapeake Area Students Pull Up a Chair for Interviews at CWEA/CAWWA Career Fair

HighlightsMay7Starting a career can be difficult. Often applicants need to send their resume to dozens of companies before getting the opportunity to sit down for an interview. But Chesapeake Bay-area college students interested in entering the water sector did not have to wait that long.

On Feb. 10, students had a unique opportunity to sit down for one-on-one interviews with prospective employers during the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA)/Chesapeake American Water Works Association (CAWWA) Student Career Fair.

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