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WEF President Jackie Jarrell blogs about the federation's newly-updated Skills Builder quiz, which is designed to help operators keep up with the latest technical information and education.

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The WEFTEC Connect Preview helps you explore the 5-day schedule, Keynotes, Special Events, Exhibitor Showcase listing, On-Demand Sessions listing, and more. Register by August 14 for the Super Saver rate.


As WEF leaders, we promise to continue doing all that we can within our membership and activities to challenge and change systems of inequity that perpetuate racism and bias.

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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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Don’t let odor emissions become a nuisance. Odor Emissions and Control for Collection Systems and Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 25, Second Edition, reflects the latest operational and design guidance to help you install an effective and environmentally compliant odor control program.

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🎧 In Words on Water podcast episode no. 151, Zoe discusses her winning project, which involved developing prototypes of devices that promote oil flocculation at the surface and increase the efficacy of traditional oil spill remediation techniques.

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More than another webinar or virtual meeting, WEFTEC Connect is a dynamic, immersive learning experience, that takes the best of our in-person event, reshapes it for the virtual world, and delivers it all directly to you. Watch the WEFTEC Connect Video to catch a glimpse of what is planned.

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Take action to showcase the importance of clean water and your appreciation of water workers fighting on the front lines with our new Essential/Fundamental T-shirts. All proceeds go to Operators Without Borders.

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Water and wastewater services are essential and fundamental to all aspects of life and society. Like many other critical professions, water workers are on the front lines of the global response to coronavirus. Read a thank you from WEF for the essential work you do.

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WEF is soliciting submissions for abstracts, workshop proposals, and session proposals for its newest conference, Innovations in Process Engineering Conference (IPE). Visit our website to review the topics that will be considered for abstracts, session proposals, and workshop proposals. 

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WEF has released a new Water's Worth It toolkit to raise public awareness about the vital role of water utilities and workers in the coronavirus response. 

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Become an author for WEF – a leading publisher on topics such as wastewater, stormwater, water reuse, energy, utility management, and many other water quality topics. WEF is currently seeking authors to assist in the development of new publications in a variety of areas.

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  • WEFTEC Connect is not a standard webinar or virtual meeting – it is a dynamic, immersive learning experience that takes the best of our in-person event, reshapes it for the virtual world, and delivers it all directly to you. It is being carefully shaped to be responsive to feedback gathered from water professionals on preferred education and participation options.