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This World Water Day, WEF’s research community has its eyes turned to public health issues and the treatment...

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Tanja Rauch-Williams discusses the WEF ReNEW project. ReNEW is an effort by WEF to understand where we stand with resource recovery now and to call for action to improve technology and capabilities to recovery more resources from water.

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Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about how DOE and EERE intersect with the water sector and the Department of Energy's Water Desalination Hub funding selection.

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The challenges facing water are very well-known by those of us in the sector – aging infrastructure, limited...

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new feature-length documentary film titled Brave Blue World premiered in Los Angeles on December...

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This bill would create grants and loan guarantees to for WRRFs to pay for the installation of power generation technology, such as biogas recovery and other innovative equipment. WEF worked with the Sen. Merkley’s office to create the bill.

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Dr. Bruce Logan of Penn State University visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about his presentation during the 2019 Master Lecturer session and the future of energy sustainability.

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The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced Dr. Ameet Pinto as the 2019 Paul L. Busch Award winner. With the $100,000 prize, Dr. Pinto will develop a modular platform for low-cost and real-time characterization of microbial communities across the engineered water cycle.

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The 2019 WEFTEC Opening General Session highlighted its theme of ReGeneration Workforce with a discussion of what some might call "circles within circles."

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Daniel R. Simmons, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy unveiled two new water prize opportunities.

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Forrest Robinson, President of Mission Communications, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about the company’s pioneering work on cellular SCADA for the water and wastewater sector during the past 20 years.

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Dan Dair, Vice President of Innovation for World Water Works Inc. (City, State), visited in the WEFTEC Now Studio at WEFTEC 2019 to discuss some of the latest trends in municipal wastewater treatment, the topic of intensification and the approaches and solutions facilities can use.

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