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Listen to a podcast about UNLEASH, a global innovation lab that gathers top talents to collaborate to help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and UNLEASH Hacks USA, which in 2021 focused on devising solutions for sanitation problems in Alabama’s Black Belt region.
WEFTEC always changes a little from year to year; and WEFTEC 2021 will be no different. The focus this year will be reuniting the water sector in person to make purposeful connections; create and discuss ideas with each other; and explore equipment, tools, and solutions with expert guidance.
A breakthrough method for testing wastewater for COVID-19 that provides rapid results is being piloted at correctional facilities in Oklahoma through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The testing technology will initially deploy at five correctional facilities in Oklahoma and then expand to 20 facilities across the United States as a way to quickly identify potential outbreaks, isolate infected individuals, and protect the inmate population.
LISTEN to Paul Bowen Paul say the best way to be prepared for the future is strategic planning, an activity in which he participated at both WEF and Coca-Cola. He discusses the need to include risk assessment and risk mitigation in the planning process to lessen the negative impacts of future obstacles. Paul also talks about the importance of debriefings after activities and events, not just to identify what went wrong but additionally what went right.
In this episode of WEF’s Words On Water podcast, Dave and Lindsey discuss a preliminary class action lawsuit settlement between the Charleston Water System and wipes manufacturer Kimberly-Clark that could affect any entity that owned and/or operated wastewater conveyance and treatment systems since January 6, 2018.
In this episode of WEF’s Words On Water podcast, Lauren discusses the new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, which was established by Congress and has initially provided $166.6 million in grants to help ratepayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay drinking water and wastewater utility bills.
A preliminary class action lawsuit settlement between the Charleston Water System (Charleston, South Carolina) and wipes manufacturer Kimberly-Clark could affect any entity that owned and/or operated wastewater conveyance and treatment systems since January 6, 2018. Class members need to be aware of this settlement and how it may affect them.