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As the world responds to #coronavirus, WEF members and staff are providing water sector professionals with the latest information about the virus and how to protect the workforce and public health.

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Did your high school student complete a science fair project this year related to water-research? Learn more about submission guidelines for the 2020 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The deadline is April 15, 2020

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Vaughan Harshman and Mark Perkins explain why the WEF Odors and Air Pollutants Specialty Conference is the event they look forward to the most.

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Join us at WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2020 to expand your network, connect with fellow water quality professionals, and learn the latest approaches, practices, processes, and research from leading residuals and biosolids management experts. The Super Saver deadline expires Feb. 21. 

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WEF Members are sharing their personal experiences working in the water sector and insights on the value they have gained from their WEF Membership.

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Join WEF at the 2020 National Water Policy Fly-In, April 27-28 in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities.

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Join us March 15-18 in Cincinnati to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices on the management of odors and air pollutants.

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How can big data, machine learning, and AI inform decision-making in areas such as waterborne infectious disease outbreak control and water security. Attend the LIFT Knowledge Development Forum on Feb. 24 at UC-Irvine to find out.

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The application period for the 2020 Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship is now open. The selected recipient will receive a $25,000 Scholarship for the use of education related expenses.

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The National Stormwater Symposium 2020 is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.

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The WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2020 allows attendees to connect with fellow water and wastewater managers and professionals to learn the latest approaches, practices, processes, and research in all aspects of utility management.

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Registration for the 2020 WEF/AWWA YP Summit is now open! Join like-minded young professionals for another year of professional development, networking and thought provoking discussions.

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WEF Collection Systems 2020 features a robust program highlighting continued advances in the wastewater collection systems sector. This is your opportunity to participate in an interactive experience with equipment, technology, and service vendors that continue to improve efforts in providing high-quality collection systems infrastructure throughout the county. Register by April 24 to save!

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Odors and Air Pollutants Conference 2020

  • This conference will once again bring together environmental professionals from around the world for a showcase on odors and air pollutants management. The biennial Odor Conference is designed to educate practitioners, facility owners, operators, researchers, and public administrators about current odor issues, including regulatory requirements and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions.