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The Water Environment Federation is pleased to announce the selection of Walter Marlowe, P.E., CAE as its next executive director.

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WEF’s National Green Infrastructure Certification Program is piloting a Blended Learning Program. The pilot is a combination of online learning and a two-day in-person training, with the final NGICP exam (paper-and-pencil exam) administer after the training. The pilot program aims to assess the effectiveness of a blended learning approach as an alternative to the current 35-hour in-person training requirement. Registration for the pilot program closes June 30, 2019. 

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Specifically designed to bring to the forefront the very latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, and case studies in all aspects of utility management, this conference is the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conference today. Be a part of this event - learn more about the submittal process.

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The Committee Leadership Council (CLC) and House of Delegates (HOD) created this Volunteer Service Recognition to recognize those members who significantly contribute to the successes and achievements of WEF through service in a WEF Committee or the HOD. Deadline is June 30.

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The WEF House of Delegates Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for delegate-at-large Positions (4 positions available).

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Registration is now open for the WEF/AWWA Transformative Issues Symposium on Workforce. Register before July 8th and save.

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WEF's Committee Leadership Council (CLC) is seeking nominations for three Communities of Practice Director positions; these positions are for a period of two years and will commence at WEFTEC 2019. If you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF's vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, submit your application by July 31, 2019.  

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WEF's Committee Leadership Council (CLC) is seeking applications for the CLC Vice Chair position.  The term of the position is two years, commencing at WEFTEC 2019 after which the Vice Chair will assume the Chair position for a two-year term. If you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF's vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, submit your application by July 31, 2019.

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Learn from WEF members as they share insights on their individual experiences working within the water sector.

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June 3, 2019 — WEF Senior Manager, Publishing Andrea Cale Blogs about the clever disguises of stormwater treatment.


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The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country.

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🎧 LISTEN to Joone Lopez of Moulton Niguel Water District discuss the need for water utilities to think about the kind of business they will be in five to 10 years and the type of talent that should be cultivated for that workforce.

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WEF SmartBrief launched on April 22. This daily e-newsletter is a quick, two-minute read designed especially for water sector professionals. It will help keep you up-to-date with the latest water sector news and trends. This resource provides carefully curated and condensed summaries of the day’s news from sources worldwide, a daily dose of updates on WEF products and services, and job listing from throughout the water sector.

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The new edition delivers comprehensive coverage of basic laboratory techniques, up-to-date compliance requirements, and standard methods for water and wastewater analysis.

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The Stormwater Currency is a collaboration of experts from American Rivers, Corona Environmental Consulting and WEF. Our team is dedicated to helping local leaders advance green infrastructure solutions through market-based incentives and other approaches that leverage the multiple benefits green infrastructure provides.

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Featured Event

Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium 2019

  • The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium will bring together environmental professionals to discuss and debate the current state of the art for nutrient removal, recovery, and management and the parameters that influence technology boundaries.