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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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are core principles to the Water Environment Federation's mission. We are committed to creating an organization that acknowledges and celebrates our unique differences and that includes bringing you a full slate of DEI programming at WEFTEC.
With WEFTEC less than a month away, we want to give you a simple guide to the protocols that we have put in place to ensure a healthy and safe WEFTEC for all. Find out below what to expect as you arrive at WEFTEC.
The scholarship program, Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water (InFLOW), will return to WEFTEC 2021 for its fourth year to continue to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water sector.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 15 distinguished members as its 2021 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ contributions to the water sector as well as their professional achievements and stature.
At the July 2021 meeting of the American Association of Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO; Arlington, Virginia), the organization recognized a new method to measure water-extractable phosphorus (WEP) for fertilizer products. The results from this method highlight the slower release of phosphate-phosphorus from biosolids-based (and other carbon-based) products. AAPFCO also determined that making labeling claims of slowly available phosphate for carbon-based products was allowable.
We liked hearing everyone's reasons to join us Chicago for WEFTEC 2021 so much that we put together another installment of the people you can meet in Chicago this October sharing their unique “WEFTEC Why.”
Shea Dunifon is the Education Coordinator for Pinellas County in Florida. In this episode, hosted by Mel Butcher, Shea says that municipalities can shift the paradigm in how they think about engaging the public, especially younger generations. She explains creating teaching materials to accommodate multiple grade levels as well as schools with varying levels of resources because accessibility is an important pillar in her values. Shea talks about creating more informed citizens and filling the water industry’s talent pipeline of the future.