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WEF has made access free to “Biological Hazards at Wastewater Treatment Facilities,” via Access Water. This book chapter is written by water professionals for water professionals to help protect them against workplace exposure to pathogens, including viruses.

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With the water sector protecting public health throughout the coronavirus pandemic, WEF administered a quick, informal poll to gain some insights into how this situation is effecting the water workforce. The results below were collected between March 23 and 28.

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Ted Corrigan is interim CEO and General Manager and Kyle Danley is Director of Water Production at Des Moines Water Works. In this episode Ted and Kyle explain how the utility responded to coronavirus by activating a long-standing response plan and having essential staff shelter-in-place at its three treatment facilities. They discuss how 20 employees will stay onsite for two week rotations, working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week to provide clean water and sanitation for 500,000 people in central Iowa. Ted and Kyle say the staff understand they are serving in a public health role and helping their community, and that support is strong from external staff, the utility’s board, and the union.

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Jake Burwell, a member of the TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas, came to the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about Operations Challenge.

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The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association's Elevated Ops from Denver won Division 1 and the Water Environment Association of Texas’ South Mesquite Rangers from Mesquite placed first in Division 2.

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Following months of team preparation, practice, and anticipation, WEFTEC’s 2019 Operations Challenge culminated this afternoon following 2 days of spirited competition.

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As elite teams of water professionals wrap up their final practice sessions before convening at WEFTEC 2019 for the 32nd annual Operations Challenge competition, the stage is set for the most action-packed test of professional skills in the competition’s history.

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As WEF's membership news source, WEF Highlights covers current Federation activities, Member Association news, and items of concern to the water quality field. WEF Highlights is your source for the most up-to-the-minute WEF news and member information.

WEF Highlights has been published online since 2012 with fully searchable archives. 

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The Words On Water podacst features conversations with people who work on water issues and discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing one of Earth’s most precious resources. Topics include infrastructure, innovation and technology, workforce, resource recovery, management, research, and public awareness, and more.

Words On Water has been produced since 2017 and all episodes are available in the archive.

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Competing at Operations Challenge is no easy feat. According to past challengers, competition preparation requires dedicated time for year-round training, administrative and budget planning, and cooperation and sportsmanship. As much as it takes, challengers agree: it’s well worth it.

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TRA CReWSers of the Trinity River Authority in Dallas won Division 1, and Pooseidons of North Richland Hills Water placed first in Division 2.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the second consecutive year, teams from Texas took first place in both divisions...

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Be among the first to see Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I: Liquid Treatment.

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Download the full coverage of the 30th annual Operations Challenge competition.

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