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Shama Hyder, an award-winning brand strategist, global speaker and best-selling author, will provide the keynote address at WEFTEC 2022 Opening General Session.

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Chris Rich on the WiSE Program

Chris Rich of the U.S. Water Partnership discusses the Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program that pairs five ASEAN Smart Cities Network cities with U.S. cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization

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Announcing the 2022 WEF Fellows

WEF has selected 14 distinguished members as its 2022 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes their exemplary contributions to the WEF community and their significant professional achievements and stature. 

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WEF has selected 14 distinguished members as its 2022 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes their exemplary contributions to the WEF community and their significant professional achievements and stature.

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) experts have reacted swiftly to concerns about monkeypox and compiled critical information for water sector workers and leaders. Get this fact sheet now.

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🎧 In this episode, Jose Velazquez discusses the new edition of the Manual of Practice, which is the sector's essential publication on the planning, design, and implementation of new and upgraded water resource recovery facilities.

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The WEF Committee Leadership Council (CLC) is seeking nominations for six Community of Practice Director positions. The Director position is for a period of two years commencing at WEFTEC this year. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of three to five WEF interest groups (committees/communities, task forces, accelerators, etc.) of similar interest. The CoP Director provides leadership and direction to the interest groups within the Community so that interest group projects and tasks align with the WEF Strategic Plan, represents the interest groups as a member of the CLC Steering Committee, assists with the coordination of activities that involve multiple interest groups and mentors future WEF Leaders.
If you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking, communication and planning skills, understanding of and passion for advancing WEF's vision, and experience with WEF groups, submit your application at CoP Director Application 2022 by August 15, 2022.

Please note that the application is for the general position, not for a specific CoP.

For questions please contact Trudi Bick

Each month in 2022, WEF will focus on a particular topic within the water sector. August's Focus: Collection Systems The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater to treatment are the first line of defense for public health. Whether they are sanitary sewers – carrying only was from households and commercial establishments – or combined sewers – carrying stormwater, too – these systems require careful design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

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Perhaps no aspect of water and wastewater treatment is more important than the workforce that performs the day-to-day work needed to provide safe drinking water and to protect our public waterways.

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🎧 Chris Rich of the U.S. Water Partnership discusses the Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program that pairs five ASEAN Smart Cities Network cities with U.S. cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization. He explains that the purpose is to increase water security in ASEAN partner cities through sustainable water management solutions, establish long-term relationships between ASEAN and U.S. utilities to foster communication and build capacity, to increase the exchange of services, goods, science, and technology.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the U.S. The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize utilities that have demonstrated nitrogen or phosphorus reductions and developed robust community outreach programs.

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There are many ways to contribute to WEF, as well as opportunities for engagement. Here are the means to support WEF financially.

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We’re excited to announce that Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II—Solids Handling and Support Systems, the highly-anticipated sequel in the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals training series, is now available. This manual helps operators prepare for the first three levels of certification examinations.

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WEF has launched its CE Credit Archive to let you track your earned credits, access your continuing education documents anytime, and serve as an archive for state reporting.

The archive currently includes CE Credit records for WEFTECs 2016 through 2020 (WEFTEC Connect) and past WEF Education and Training events, beginning in 2017.

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Work for Water is a valuable resource for job seekers, students and veterans interested in pursuing or advancing careers in the water sector.

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WEFTEC 2022 Opening General Session

  • Shama Hyder, an award-winning brand strategist, global speaker, and bestselling author will provide the keynote address at the WEFTEC 2022 Opening General Session.  She will share her insights on how modern communications, marketing, and branding are more important than ever for the water sector.