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Todd Williams from Jacobs Engineering at provided this presentation on PFAS in biosolids via WEFTEC Online in 2021.

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While some of the details and full descriptions are still being worked out, you can get a first look at what's in store for WEFTEC 2022 in New Orleans.

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WEFTEC 2022 in New Orleans is about six months away. The planning and work to get everything ready is moving ahead.

Learn how the Technical Program and Exhibition are developing and, then, tell us what you are looking forward to at WEFTEC 2022!

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In this installment of Operator Essentials, author Jeanette Klamm breaks down the basics of land application

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This Water Environment & Technology feature article looks at new approaches for treatment of biosolids that can address beneficial use, energy, disposal, and regulatory compliance.

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A new testing method and labeling guidelines have been approved to enable producers of biosolids-based products to measure and advertise the amount of phosphate in a carbon-based fertilizer that is readily water soluble (and slowly releasing). This measure is referred to as water extractable phosphorous (WEP).

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March 22nd marks World Water Day and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a UN-Water Partner is committed to engaging the water community in this public education effort.

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On March 9, negotiators in the U.S. Congress agreed to a final fiscal year 22 (FY22) Omnibus Appropriations package that will fund the federal government through the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2022.

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On March 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new memo outlining its strategy to equitably deliver clean water through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The memo underscores provisions to ensure that disadvantaged communities fully benefit from these historic investments in the water sector.

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Perhaps no aspect of water and wastewater treatment is more important than the workforce that performs the day-to-day...

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Dr. Edwin Oh is an Associate Professor in the UNLV School of Medicine and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. This presentation from WEFTEC 2021 explores how the decline in diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 is expected to delay the tracking of COVID-19 variants of concern and interest in the U.S. and how wastewater surveillance programs can provide an effective alternative.

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By Unanimous Consent on March 2, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022.

This bill will strengthen the federal government’s networks again cyberattacksand require critical infrastructure owners and operators, such as water utilities, to report cyber incidents.

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Matthew Pine, Senior Vice President & President, Applied Water Systems and Americas Commercial Team at Xylem, joined WEFTEC Live in 2021. He talks about the state of innovation in the water sector and the 10th anniversary of the Innovation Pavilion.

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🎧 LISTEN to Mike Lang of Atkore provide an overview of corrosion, including the causes, where it happens, and why it is problematic. He explains why water facilities are particularly prone to corrosion and what can be done to control it, including the use of PVC coated conduit and fittings. Mike also discusses how corrosion control may change as technology and materials evolve. 

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Doug Baldessari of Baker Tilly discusses the affordability issue facing water utilities and options and impacts involving recent federal funding.

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