November 2013 at a Glance

November 30, 2013

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NYC School Playgrounds: They Aren’t Just for Recess Anymore

Second-graders at Public School (P.S.) 261 in Brooklyn, N.Y., most likely are suffering fewer skinned knees these days.

That’s because the elementary school’s hard asphalt playground has been replaced with a garden, trees, an outdoor classroom, an open play area, and a multitude of other child-friendly features.

From the President: WEFTEC 2013, the Place To Be

I hope you had an opportunity to attend WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago this October. If you did, you probably shared my sense that WEFTEC was the place to be for people in the water industry.

Introducing the 2013–2014 WEF Board of Trustees

On Oct. 8, during WEFTEC 2013, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “gavel of leadership” changed hands. Cordell Samuels, who is now immediate past president, passed the gavel to President Sandra Ralston. In addition, WEF’s House of Delegates confirmed the members of the 2013–2014 Board of Trustees.

Employer Requirements for Wastewater Operators

Government regulatory agencies establish the basis for operator qualifications within their jurisdictions. But what are employers looking for when hiring water resource recovery facility (WRRF) personnel?

Polish Students’ Flush Control System Earns Them a Trip to WEFTEC 2013

Szymon Mydlarz, Mateusz Zawidzki, and Pawel Zukowski are three young Polish students who hope to make their ecological flush control system an internationally acclaimed and implemented technology. Connections that Mydlarz and Zawidzki made at WEFTEC 2013 will help them do this as they move forward in establishing a company and producing their patent-pending system, Mydlarz said.

WEFTEC 2013 Breaks Records To Become WEF’s Largest Conference and Exhibition 



Value of Water Coalition Launched



WEF Introduces New Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs



WEF Presents the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



Watch the WEFTEC 2013 Highlight Reel on YouTube


U.S. SJWP Winner Experiences WEFTEC 2013



Learn How To Approach Affordability and Manage Resources in Integrated Planning Webcast

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