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Showcasing Something for Everyone at WEFTEC

September 21, 2018

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WEFTEC 2017 - Session 102

Susan Merther, Director of WEFTEC Education Susan Merther has worked for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1995. Currently, she serves as both director of WEFTEC Education, managing the technical content at the world’s largest annual technical exhibition and conference, and associate director of WEF’s Water Science and Engineering Center. In addition to […]

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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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UNLEASH Featured

Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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

September 19, 2018

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WEFTEC Exhibition Featured

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. Register for WEFTEC for access to 143 technical sessions, 26 workshops, 7 facility tours, 17 mobile sessions, and more than 1000 exhibiting companies covering about 300,000 ft2 of […]

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WEF Fellow Equips New Generation of Professionals with Knowledge

September 18, 2018

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WEF Fellow April Gu Featured

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 […]

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Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

August 29, 2018

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Sandra Ralston - WEF Fellow Featured

Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago), an environmental engineering firm focused on water. Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming […]

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Now in its 25th Year, Sewer History Exhibit Looks to the Future

August 28, 2018

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Sewer History Photo Display

In 1993, an AZ Water Association committee came up with a novel idea while developing the agenda for a national collection systems conference. How about creating an exhibit of historical sewer photos to display at the conference?   Jon Schladweiler, co-chair of the committee and amateur history buff, was all in and got to work building […]

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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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WEF Staff Pitch In To Improve the Local Community and Environment

August 23, 2018

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WEF Service 2018 Featured

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff have been busy making a difference in the community and local environment. During the past several months, volunteers have helped pick up litter, recycle paper, and donate sandwiches to those in need. “Plogging” for litter WEF staff joined in a European trend called “plogging” that combines exercise with […]

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