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WEF Leaders Pay Forward Lessons Learned in New Podcast Series

June 25, 2020

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2018-2019 WEF Past President Thomas Kunetz hosts the new podcast series, which aims to provide listeners the chance to benefit directly from the experiences of accomplished professionals at the forefront of the water sector.

On June 1, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) published the first episode of Take It From The Top, a new series from the Words on Water podcast that features perspectives from past-and-present WEF leaders. Take It From The Top provides listeners the opportunity to benefit directly from the experiences of accomplished professionals at […]

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Applications Open for Fifth-Annual Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

June 3, 2020

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The application period is now open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which seeks to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Apply for recognition by 5 p.m. (EDT), July 17, 2020. The Utility of the Future concept is […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

June 1, 2020

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Joseph Cleary, member since 1974, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of Cleary. John D’Antoni, member since 1985, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of D’Antoni. George W. Desmarais, member since 1981, New York Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of Desmarais. Fred Ellerbusch, member since 1977, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy […]

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U.S. EPA Honors Two New England WEA Members

May 28, 2020

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Region 1 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which serves six northeastern states and ten tribal nations, recently recognized two wastewater professionals for excellence in their respective fields. Wayne Graham of the Vermont Rural Water Association received the 2019 Regional Wastewater Trainer of the Year Excellence Award, and Paul Desrosiers, a Providence, Rhode Island-based […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Renews Interest in Flushables Issue

May 15, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has attracted renewed attention to the issue of labeling sanitary wipes and other consumer products as “flushable” even if they do not disperse easily in conventional collection systems.  Image courtesy of Renate Köppel/Pixabay

During the coronavirus pandemic, water utilities around the world are emphasizing the importance of flushing only the “Three Ps” — pee, poop, and toilet paper. In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amplified the water sector’s plea, urging Americans only to flush toilet paper and dispose of all other items in garbage receptacles. The […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 7, 2020

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David Allen, member since 1979, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of Allen. William Cyrus, member since 1983, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of Cyrus. Gary de Kock, member since 1982, Michigan Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of de Kock. Michael T. Drewyor, member since 1981, Michigan Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy […]

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New WEF Guide Helps Facilities Identify and Mitigate Nuisance Odors

May 4, 2020

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For facility managers, operators, engineers, and collection systems personnel, the mention of nuisance odors can instantly trigger anxiety. Complaints, potential shutdowns and fines, and angry neighbors quickly come to mind. While commonplace, the threat to a facility’s reputation posed by nuisance odors cannot be understated. Click here for more information about Odor Emissions and Control […]

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Nominations Open for 2020 Volunteer Service Recognition Program

April 24, 2020

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Volunteers are invaluable to nonprofit success. During National Volunteer Week, ensure the star of your group gets the recognition they deserve. For the fourth consecutive year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) will recognize exceptional members who volunteer their time and energy to enhance WEF programs and initiatives. WEF is now accepting nominations for […]

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