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WEF Supports Brave Blue World Documentary

March 30, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is a supporting partner for the documentary, Brave Blue World. The film will showcase how innovation and technology can solve water challenges and advance resource recovery. Filming took place at WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans and WEF President Tom Kunetz was interviewed for the documentary. WEF intends to […]

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Ancient Engineering Lays Groundwork for Major Canal System in Arizona

March 27, 2019

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The ruins of the Ancient Hohokam irrigation system can be found at the Park of the Canals in Mesa, Ariz. Photo courtesy of George Noel.

The Hohokam Native American society flourished for almost 1500 years in what is today central Arizona. Part of that long, rich history can be attributed to a breakthrough water technology: canals. Beginning around 300 C.E., the Hohokam people settled the arid desert environment of the Gila and Salt River Valley, an area that encompasses present-day […]

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Attend the Design–Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

February 23, 2019

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Design Build 2019 Featured

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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Contribute Abstracts for 2019 Water Treatment and Reuse Conference

December 23, 2018

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Advancement in Water and Wastewater Reuse Featured

In summer, water sector and academic professionals from around the world will gather in Singapore to discuss water treatment and reuse. Anyone with content to feature can submit abstracts by Feb. 15 to participate in this event. The Advancement in Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (AWWTR) 2019 conference will bring together a diverse set […]

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LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions

November 29, 2018

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During WEFTEC 2018, a team from Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit) and the University of (Ann Arbor) Michigan won the first Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Intelligent Water Systems Challenge. The team won for using data analytics to develop a tool to maximize the use of existing collection systems and minimize combined sewer overflows […]

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WEF Introduces 2018–2019 Board of Trustees

November 23, 2018

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2018-2019 Board of Trustees Featured

During a ceremony at WEFTEC 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “gavel of leadership” passed to President Tom Kunetz, assistant director of monitoring and research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Kunetz will help WEF meet its strategic plan and critical objectives to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of […]

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Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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