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The Water Environment Federation is proud to announce two recipients of the 2020 Innovative Technology Awards. This competition recognizes up to four outstanding technologies and companies from among WEF Exhibitor Members who have introduced new innovative products or services related to the water sector.

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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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After 3 days of pulse-pounding action, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) crowned the winners of Operations Challenge 2020 during an awards ceremony on October 8.

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Join us on a journey as we learn about and celebrate the significance of this award-winning program with WEF staff and project participants as our guide.

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Recognizing extraordinary efforts to protect local health and safety, detect and eliminate environmental hazards, and build support for stormwater management through extensive public outreach, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Stormwater Institute recently announced winners of its 2020 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.

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On October 5, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the new America’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative. Wheeler shared this news during his live keynote address at WEFTEC Connect.

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In this special video edition of Words on Water, produced for WEFTEC Connect, Chandler Johnson, Chief Technology Officer of World Water Works, discusses increasingly stringent nutrient limits and how to achieve them.

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Earlier this month, the judges of the 2020 WEFTEC Connect Student Design Competition chose winners in two categories from among the 27 universities that participated. This year was the first fully virtual competition.

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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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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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WEFTEC’s Innovation Showcase has become known as a “one-stop-shop” to learn about the water sectors latest technologies, trends, and transformations. Take a few minutes to learn about this year's contenders, watch their pitch videos, and choose your Top 8!

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In this Words on Water podcast, listen to Lucy Pugh of AECOM discuss water reuse challenges in the food and beverage sector and how its wastewater processes differ from municipal treatment. She will be leading the session, "Overcoming Water Reuse Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry," at WEFTEC Connect.

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The Ask the Experts Session, “Planning Approaches to Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure for Small Communities — One Chance for Success!” will provide a forum to explore the topics and challenges related to small communities. To dig a little deeper into these issues and set the stage for this session, Dr. A. R. (Bob) Rubin joined WEFTEC Now to provide some background on this topic.

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Operations Challenge — the annual skills-based competition between teams of the world’s most elite wastewater professionals — will adapt to a fully virtual format for 2020. The competition will be available via WEFTEC Connect with competitors live streaming their performances.

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