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Teams from Minnesota and Texas Win WEF’s 2016 Student Design Competition

December 13, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans, teams of university students presented their wastewater and environmental designs for the 15th annual Student Design Competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) host their own Student Design Competitions. Teams are invited to work on a chosen design problem or to bring projects they are currently working […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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Celebrating a Day To Call Their Own

July 27, 2016

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Virginia names June 30 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day From now on, June 30 will be known as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in Virginia. The day celebrate the efforts of water sector professionals to protect public health and the environment. The Virginia General Assembly passed Joint House-Senate Commending Resolution […]

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High School Students Spend a Year Studying the Bronx River

June 21, 2016

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Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization based in the South Bronx of New York City, offers water-based educational programs for underserved students and provides real-world experiences and engagement that goes beyond traditional classrooms. Programs include opportunities for youth to learn boat building, practice sailing, conduct environmental research, and participate in environmental restoration. The organization’s […]

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WERF and WateReuse Merge To Advance Concept of One Water

June 20, 2016

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The Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation have merged to form the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.). The merger, announced May 9, brings together the organizations’ expansive portfolio of research on water, wastewater, and stormwater topics. It also reflects on the sector’s movement toward the concept of “one water,” […]

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Stockholm Junior Water Prize Students Make a Big Splash in Water Research

January 26, 2016

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Minnesota teacher reflects on students’ achievements   Every year an impressive group of young scientists compete for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Whether these high school competitors win or not, many go on to make remarkable achievements. Cindy Welsh, seventh grade science teacher in the Cloquet (Minn.) Public School system for the past […]

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Teams from Texas and North Dakota Win 2015 Student Design Competition

November 27, 2015

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A panel of judges and other WEFTEC 2015 attendees listen to student teams present their engineering solutions to real-world problems. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Student teams gathered at WEFTEC® 2015 in Chicago to compete in the 14th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition. The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee event promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and career in water and wastewater engineering and science. Individuals or teams of […]

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Value of Water Coalition Announces 12 New Partners

May 18, 2015

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The Value of Water Coalition — a partnership of public and private U.S. water sector organizations, including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) — announced the addition of 12 organizations to its coalition, a new director to lead its public awareness initiative, and the launch of a new website. The Value of Water Coalition […]

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