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During the Coronavirus pandemic, water and wastewater utilities are currently triggering their response plans for continuity of operations. Learn more about the key considerations from a regulator and regulated communities perspective when you check out WEF’s Coronavirus Webcast Series

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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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The nomination period for the 2020 WEF Awards has been extended until April 10! Learn more about award categories and submission guidelines.

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March 17, 2020 - As World Water Day approaches, WEF Creative Director Lori Harrison reflects on the one-year anniversary of the release of the Why Water's Worth It children's storybook and why education and awareness is critical for the next generation

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🎧 In Words on Water podcast episode no. 128, Dr Rasha Maal-Bared and Scott Schaefer discuss in this episode the coronavirus, its origin, treatment, and the agencies involved in the response. 

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Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling offers past, present, and future perspectives of stormwater quality modeling and outlines criteria for selecting the appropriate model based on the project.

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Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component to comprehensive stormwater management. Learn how you can join the growing skilled workforce available to perform the installation, inspection, and maintenance tasks of GI.

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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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Registration and Housing Open on May 5.

WEF’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of our members and customers, including how we can best serve your needs. We anticipate that WEFTEC will still be held October 3 to 7, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana as planned. We are delaying the opening of WEFTEC registration and housing to May 5, to ensure that our WEF community can focus on protecting their communities.

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 The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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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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The WEF Collection Systems 2020 Conference 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 May 15 to save the most on your conference registration.

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