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Setting the new standard of excellence for the WEFTEC experience, WEFTEC Connect is more than another webinar or virtual meeting. It’s 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.

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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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Meet Zoe Gotthold, winner of the 2020 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research.

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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: July 17, 2020.

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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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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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🎧 LISTEN to Dr. Andrew Sanderson discuss his medical background, his interest in serving as Chief Medical Officer for @WEForg, how he will focus on the health and safety of water workers, and assistance he will receive from a @HowardU graduate student.

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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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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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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 2020 Goes Virtual: Registration Opens July 13