WEF's membership newsletter covers current Federation activities, Member Association news, and items of concern to the water quality field. WEF Highlights is your source for the most up-to-the-minute WEF news and member information.

September 2009, Vol. 46, No. 7

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WEFTEC.09 Preview

Join thousands of water and wastewater professionals Oct. 10 to 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the 82nd annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC.09, sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.).

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Preparing For WEFTEC.09: Are You Ready?


The WEFTEC.08 exhibit hall (above), career fair (bottom left), and the WEF publications booth (bottom right) can all be found at WEFTEC.09. Photos courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography. Click for larger images.


From the President: Great Members, Great Water Knowledge, Great Opportunities



Rebecca West, 2008-2009
WEF President.

As I write my last Highlights column as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), I want to first thank you for the privilege and honor of serving you, the great members of our Federation. The opportunity to meet, work with, and get to know you and to see your passion for water and your desire to serve others by protecting their health and environment has been inspirational and motivating — my thanks to you all!

As we enter the last months of 2009, I encourage you to remain engaged in the work of the Federation.
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Young Scientists Take Sweden by Storm

Each August, Stockholm, Sweden, welcomes a new batch of high school students from around the world who are taking on some of our toughest water challenges. From nanomaterials to microbial fuel cells, the issues these young researchers are exploring are on a par with today’s top scientists — and they are doing it with an enthusiasm and vigor that only their generation can provide.
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WEF Offers New Opportunity for Online Education

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers an online opportunity that allows operators and other water professionals to continue their education or refresh their knowledge through the Distance Learning: Water Quality Training program.
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Meet WEF’s 2009 Interns

The Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) saw the return of some familiar faces, as well as welcomed new ones, to its summer intern program this year. WEF hosted six interns in different departments this summer.


WEF's summer interns included, from left, Lauren Allen, Bill Gibson, Catherine Colliatie, Cal Silcox, and Jordyn Wolfand. Abby Blocker is not pictured. Click for larger image.

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Water For People Names New Chief Executive Officer

Water For People (Denver) has tapped Ned Breslin to serve as chief executive officer, according to a news release from the nonprofit international development organization. Breslin has been the acting CEO of the organization since October 2008.

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