Tag Archives: Environmental Education

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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WEF Releases Why Water’s Worth It Children’s Storybook

April 17, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released its first children’s storybook, Why Water’s Worth It. This highly anticipated book came from the positive response to the public service announcement video that was released last October as part of the WATER’S WORTH IT® campaign relaunch. Similar to the video, this fun and engaging educational […]

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WEF Marketplace Is Open for Business

January 22, 2019

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Following the successful relaunch of the WATER’S WORTH IT® campaign in October 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new online marketplace for campaign-branded merchandise. The WEF Marketplace offers a one-stop shop for WEF merchandise and products. Announced in December, it was designed to offer a customer-friendly and value-added service. As […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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Sixth Annual Water Palooza Teaches the Value of Water

August 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) is taking WEF’s mission statement to heart. To continue increasing the awareness of the impact and value of water, SYPC will host the sixth annual Water Palooza event immediately before WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans. On Sept. 28, water-conscious organizations and companies […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’

July 30, 2018

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Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In Timothy Furstnau’s case, that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. Furstnau is not an overzealous sanitation engineer. He is a member of the art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.). The wastewater walks he organizes are a […]

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Use the Water Palooza Toolkit to Educate about Water

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides members with a new tool to spread the word about the value of water. The Water Palooza Toolkit is a collection of simple, hands-on activities that water professionals can take to schools and other venues to educate children about water. The online document provides descriptions of educational, […]

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