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Current Issue: April 2016
WEF 2016 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
This exciting annual event offers WEF Student Chapters the opportunity to bring their innovative design and compelling presentation skills to this national level competition. We anticipate 14+ university design teams from WEF Member Associations to compete in either the Wastewater or Environmental division at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans, LA. The top teams in each division will receive award monies and all teams will receive plaques made possible through WEF Sponsorships. Teams must submit their Entry Form and Abstract Form by COB on June 1, 2016. The lest of teams competing will be posted in late June. Please drop by on Sunday, September 25 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm to lend support to these future leaders in the water quality profession. Contact WEF Staff Caroline Pakenham for more information. Click here if interested in sponsoring this event.
WEFMAX IN VAIL, CO
WEFMAX provides an opportunity for WEF and Member Association(MA) Leaders to discuss issues affecting WEF and its MAs and offers an exchange of ideas and experiences at four separate events located across North America. They also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success. WEF has had a record breaking year in WEFMAX attendance. There is still time to register. The last WEFMAX of the 2016 season will be held May 18 - 20 in Vail, Colorado. Click here for registration and hotel reservation information.
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR WEF'S STUDENT CHAPTER ANNUAL REPORT
Now that the school year is coming to a close, it's time for WEF's student chapters to complete their annual report. This year, student chapters can complete their annual report online. We encourage our student chapters to complete their report no later than May 1. Responses to the report will help us learn how to empower and make our student chapters even more successful. Questions: Contact WEF Staff Caroline Pakenham.
WEBINAR: UTILITY OF THE FUTURE TODAY
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and WateReuse - with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - proudly announced a new Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program last week. The program will celebrate the progress and exceptional performance of our nation's wastewater utiliti4es while supporting the widespread adoption of the innovative UOTF business model. Learn more about this new program through an introductory webinar to be held on May 4th from 1:00- 2:00 pm EDT. Register now!
WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION: LIFT Webcast
Have you wondered how you and your organization can get more involved in innovation and new technology? Members have access to view the recent LIFE webcast held on April 20, 2016 that featured opportunities to engage in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a WEF / WERF program to accelerate innovation into practice. Speakers spotlighted the results from a recently completed LIFT biosolids to energyy project, Genifuel Hydrothermal Processing Bench Scale Technology Evaluation, as just one example of engagement and collaboration. The webcast also discussed various programs, tools, and opportunities available through LIFT including the LIFT Workign Group, Technology Scans, Test Bed Network, WEF MA Toolbox, Collaborative R&D Projects, and more. Questions: Contact WEF Staff Fidan Karimova or WEF Staff Marisa Tricas.
PROMOTE YOUR MA PROGRAMS
Have news to share? WEFLeader offers a vehicle for MA's to share programs, and exciting news with each other. Let us know what is happening in your world! Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.