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Poetry in Water: Member Embraces the Creative Side of Science

April 25, 2019

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Blending science with poetry may seem like an odd combination, but it is one of Art Stewart’s favorite activities. The professional limnologist, who studies inland waters, performed ecology and ecotoxicology research at Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory for 17 years. In 2018, he joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) after taking a job […]

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Attend the Design–Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

February 23, 2019

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The upcoming Design–Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2019 showcases the latest water sector trends on this innovative project delivery method and features dynamic speakers and networking events. The conference will cover the topics of market trends, innovations, partnerships and joint ventures, lessons learned and case studies, communication, leadership, best practices, applying theory, procurement and managing risks, […]

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Five Things WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Taught Me

December 19, 2018

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Rahkia Nance, 2018 Water Leadership Institute graduate Rahkia Nance is the digital communications manager for the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.). A former newspaper reporter, Nance has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee) and a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University (Washington, D.C.). When she’s not digitally […]

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WATER’S WORTH IT® Returns Bigger, Bolder, and Better

October 15, 2018

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During the WEFTEC® 2018 Opening General Session, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) relaunched WATER’S WORTH IT®. This popular, member-driven public awareness campaign has been updated to sport a clean, modern look and all-new resources. At WEFTEC, WEF also debuted a WATER’S WORTH IT public service announcement video to mark the relaunch. As the […]

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WEF Podcasts Explore Direct Potable Reuse, Smart Water, Conflict Resolution, Biogas, and Microbial Communities

July 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes include the following guests: Jeff Prevatt, deputy director of Treatment, Research, and Innovation for Water Reclamation for […]

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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70. “He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he […]

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WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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