September 2018 Digest

September 28, 2018

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Coming to WEFTEC 2018? Get All the Information You Need Here

The 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC®) returns to New Orleans, Sept. 29–Oct. 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Prepare to attend with this summary providing resources and information on key events.

Managing Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

WEFTEC session to showcase how challenges can drive innovation

Producing both energy and food requires one critical element: water. During WEFTEC 2018, Session 101; Exploring the Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, brings together professionals representing food, energy, and environmental groups to discuss the management of water in a community.

Showcasing Something for Everyone at WEFTEC

Susan Merther, the director of WEFTEC education, discusses the comprehensive program offered at WEFTEC in this column. “No matter how you look at the program, WEFTEC has something for everyone,” she said.

UNLEASH the “S” Word

Young talents work to achieve U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

In this column, Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee chair, shares her experience participating in the 2018 UNLEASH Innovation Lab. “There’s another ‘S’ word that needs recognition: sustainability,” she said.

2017 WEF Fellow Eleanor Allen Increases Access to Sanitation and the Water Profession

Eleanor Allen has had a hand in designing and improving water resource recovery facilities in cities around the world during her more than 25 years as a wastewater engineer, project manager, and water-sector executive. But her skills as a leader and technical expert are not the only reasons Allen was recognized as a 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellow.

Students from Singapore Take Top Prize at International SJWP Competition

A team from Singapore won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). “The project developed a leading-edge, inexpensive, and widely applicable method to clean water,” according to the SJWP jury in its citation about the project.

WEF Fellow Equips New Generation of Professionals with Knowledge

April Z. Gu has loved water since she was very young. Combined with her inherent curiosity and a self-proclaimed drive to “get to the bottom of everything,” this love led Gu to research water topics.

Gu’s contributions to water research and to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) earned her a spot among the 2017 WEF Fellows.

Watch the WEFTEC 2018 Opening General Session Live Online




WEF Staff Star in Lip-Sync Video To Promote the Value of Water




Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members




Thickened Waste Activated Sludge Research Showcased in September WER




WEF Podcasts Examine Community Water Issues and Operator Resources

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