Tag Archives: Public health

Ask Congress To Support Funding for Water Research Program

December 30, 2018

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The National Priorities Water Research (NPWR) program has helped advance water science research through applied, extramural research projects. But more funding is needed. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates Program asks water sector professionals to garner support for NPWR from their members of Congress. The program directly benefits water sector utilities through […]

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WE&T Introduces Sanitation Superheroes Photo Contest Winners

May 22, 2018

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Sanitation Superheroes Featured

While water and wastewater treatment professionals may not be able to stop speeding locomotives or see through walls, many of their admirers would describe the work they perform every day to protect their communities as heroic. During March and April, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine asked readers to share photos of the sanitation superheroes […]

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Winners Crowned in WE&T’s Views of Reuse Photo Contest

February 23, 2018

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This photo of an electrician reviewing the operation of a water resource recovery facility pump station in Guanajuato, Mexico, placed second in the Water Environment & Technology Views of Reuse photo competition. Photo courtesy of Rafael Luna, Guanajuato State Government.

To help ring in the new year, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine readers dazzled online audiences with photos of water reuse. Images showcased groundbreaking projects, innovative ways to preserve and reuse water, and utility professionals doing their best work to protect public health and the environment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) online […]

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Contribute Disinfection Information through Online Survey

December 24, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Disinfection and Public Health Committee seeks input from water sector professionals on their current disinfection practices. Results from an online survey will update information collected in previous surveys sent in 1979, 1989, and 1996 about the design, operation, and performance of disinfection facilities. Participant names and information provided […]

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Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

December 20, 2017

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As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes. WEF launched the […]

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WEF’s Fight Song for Clean Water

September 16, 2017

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“We clean the water everywhere, so that the world can get it’s share.” The opening line for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) first-known song still rings true for the mission of the organization. Since 1929, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. WEF’s strategic plan outlines a […]

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From the President: Earning Legitimacy for the Water Sector

December 22, 2016

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

The sociological concept of “legitimacy” means that individuals and groups recognize and accept the appropriateness of an authority to lead. This concept becomes even more important to the water sector as communities implement seemingly more complex and controversial projects, particularly those seeking to implement potable reuse. Legitimacy starts with creating an authentic conversation with the communities […]

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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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