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Watch water leaders from New England discuss the hardships facing water professionals, utilities, and infrastructure during the pandemic and beyond and encourage elected officials to invest their time, support, and funding into the water industry.

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Charles Bott on Residuals and Biosolids Conference

WEF Conference Committee Co-Chair Charles Bott discusses the Residuals and Biosolids Conference being held May 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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WEF Conference Co-Chair Amy Corriveau on the WEF Stormwater Conference

WEF Conference Co-Chair Amy Corriveau discusses the WEF Stormwater Conference and how it will explore the latest challenges and trends in the sector on June 27-29 in Minneapolis. 

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Register for the Innovations in Process Engineering Conference 2022 before Friday, May 20 to take advantage of the Super Saver Rate. 

The #WEFProcessEng Super Saver ends Friday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

 

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Fidan Karimova, senior manager of WEF's Water Sciences and Engineering Center, and Jessie Israel of The Nature Conservancy write about how the U.S. must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater.

What Is the 'Circular Economy' Approach

WEF is now accepting applications for the Utility of the Future Today (UotFT) Recognition Program. UotFT honors forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities, particularly in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Application deadline: May 20, 2022.

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WEF is seeking individuals who have an interest in serving the organization at the strategic level. 

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of WEF and holds legal authority and fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of WEF and its membership. The Board is a diverse group of water sector leaders committed to supporting WEF’s membership worldwide through bold leadership, visionary thinking, and progressive business strategies. Serving on the Board also provides a meaningful opportunity to expand leadership experience and knowledge of the water sector.

Applications are being accepted until May 31, 2022

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Each month in 2022, WEF will focus on a particular topic within the water sector. May's Focus: Biosolids Resource Recovery Biosolids contain nutrients, energy, and carbon that can be recaptured and reused. Careful treatment of wastewater and management practices of the finished product reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors to transform what used to be seen as a waste into a safe, beneficial, and resource-rich product. Join us May 24 through 27 for the Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

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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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🎧 Anna Mehrotra, Director of the Wastewater Surveillance Program at WEF, and Carley Truyens in this episode explain how WEF is inviting applications from small utilities interested in receiving free automatic wastewater samplers to help expand participation in wastewater surveillance programs. The use of autosamplers is also discussed with Aaron Anson of Hach and Kaushal Trivedi of Teledyne ISCO, who were selected through a competitive Request for Proposal process to supply autosamplers as part of this program.

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🎧 Andy Kricun is Managing Director at Moonshot Missions and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Water Alliance. In this episode, Andy discusses a compendium of 21 case studies on how water utilities improved workforces through educational programs and internships, recruitment practices, employee optimization, and transfer of institutional knowledge.

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Are you a small utility interested in wastewater surveillance but in need of an autosampler? To expand wastewater surveillance activities to a broader array of wastewater treatment plants serving diverse populations, WEF invites applications from small utilities interested in receiving a free autosampler no strings attached as part of our activities under our Cooperative Agreement with the US CDC. 

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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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Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2022

  • The Water Environment Federation's Residuals and Biosolids Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 Residuals and Biosolids conference in Columbus, Ohio.