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WEFTEC 2021 will host the ninth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 20. The previous 8 years of this competition have led to 47 award-winning ideas. In 2021, five more entries will be added to the ranks of those who found simple, applicable solutions to make their job easier and safer.

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On Sunday, August 8, by a vote of 68 to 29, the U.S. Senate cleared a final procedural hurdle to pass the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately, $550 billion of the total is new funding to be spent over the next five years. Sunday’s vote sets in motion the final vote to pass the bill late Monday night or Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, August 10, the U.S. Senate voted 69 to 30 to pass this bill.

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies, and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.

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This article, originally from Water Environment & Technology, covers the three core tasks to perform effective wastewater-based epidemiology, also known as wastewater surveillance.

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The 2021 Operator Ingenuity contest will celebrate simple and creative solutions to common challenges developed by water and wastewater professionals.

Enter by July 7, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed a bi-partisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding program.

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November 19 is World Toilet Day, the annual reminder about the importance of sanitation to health, communities, the environment, and the economy. While the day organized by the United Nations (UN) is an opportunity to celebrate how much the toilet has done for civilization, it also serves as a stark reminder that over 4 billion people live without access to safety managed sanitation.

Lynn Broaddus discusses World Toilet Day

In recent years, PFAS has become a topic of public concern, particularly when found in water supplies. We...

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You cast hundreds of votes over two rounds to choose 374 Water (Durham, North Carolina) as the WEFTEC Connect Innovation Showcase company and technology to receive a complimentary kiosk at the WEFTEC 2021 Innovation Pavilion.

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Alexandria, VA – The new Brave Blue World documentary, which paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is...

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In this episode of the Words on Water podcast, Onder Caliskaner explains the process and purpose of carbon re-direction at water resource recovery facilities and the current trends in the sector. He also talks about the practice and benefits of cellulose recovery from wastewater.

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With more than 500 presentations on WEFTEC Connect, BlueTech Research does the hard work for you! Review their deep analysis of the abstracts submitted for 2020 and learn about some of the trends over the past 5 years.

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Chris Wilson is the Chief of Process Engineering and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District. In this episode Chris discusses how his utility is trying to understand how to treat certain contaminants like PFAS, develop effective tools for doing so, and determine which ones to apply for what end purpose. 

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In this Words on Water podcast, listen to Chris Wilson, Chief of Process Engineering and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District, share how his utility is addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). He also will moderate a WEFTEC Connect session discussing these issues.

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