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From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. Science, research, and other related terms are among the most commonly heard words at any meeting or conference on water issues. Without investment in these areas, we […]

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Students Bring New Water Research to U.S. SJWP Competition

June 14, 2017

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High school students who have completed advanced water research will gather at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte this month for the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 59 students representing 48 U.S. states and Puerto Rico were selected to compete for the 2017 national award. Each year, a […]

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Second IKE Session Presents Big Ideas in Short Videos

November 27, 2016

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Proving that groundbreaking ideas need not be presented in extensive papers or full-scale lectures, the second Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2016 featured 21 short videos introducing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education. The event, established at WEFTEC 2015 as an open forum to showcase ideas in a more casual setting than […]

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Researchers Share the Science Behind Pokémon Go

October 24, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

The July 6 release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that superimposes digital versions of long-beloved characters onto mobile-device views of neighborhoods, parks, and businesses, ushered in a new craze around the world. While use of the mobile app game has abated in recent months, its popularity proves the existence of a market for […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcases Leaders in Sustainability, Science, and Sanitation

August 26, 2016

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A diverse selection of distinguished water sector speakers will take the podium at the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). Those planning to attend WEFTEC 2016, Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, can hear presentations by many leaders including James R. Mihelcic from the University of […]

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WEF Member Associations Send Young Water Scientists to U.S. SJWP Competition

June 8, 2015

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SJWP 2014 - US Competition

Some of the most promising, up-and-coming water scientists in the U.S. will gather at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Va., June 19–20 for the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) have selected high school-age winners representing 48 states as well as […]

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Recommend WER to Your Local Library

May 19, 2015

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If you find the Water Environment Research (WER) journal to be valuable, then it’s time to let your local library know. Encourage local libraries or institutions to carry WER as a way to help lead innovation in the water sector. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) created a form to serves as a template to […]

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Interactive USGS Website Provides Insight into Historic California Drought

April 16, 2015

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The U.S. Geological Survey monitors drought conditions across the country and provides resources such as the California drought visualization website and Vegetation Drought Response Index to the public. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

In response to one of the most severe droughts in U.S. history, primarily affecting California, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released the California drought visualization website. The website presents drought data through maps, graphics, and charts, helping to relay the conditions of the area’s rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs, according to a USGS news […]

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