WEF News Hub
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In March, the United Nations (UN) released the 2020 edition of its annual World Water Development report, with a special focus on climate change. The report advises a combination of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, covering such practical considerations as agriculture, finance, and disaster risk reduction. Of particular interest to water professionals, the report offers specific recommendations for water resource management and infrastructure.
Listen as Cordell Samuels, a Past President of the Water Environment Federation and retired Plant Superintendent at the Region of Durham in Ontario, Canada, reflects on his experiences as WEF President and a water professional about dealing with sudden change and the importance of communcation and understanding, especially in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. This podcast is the first of a new series of the Words On Water podcast called Take It From the Top and is hosted by Tom Kunetz.
WEF is delaying WEFTEC Connect registration for a few weeks to make sure that we deliver an experience that meets the quality you expect. To make this virtual component successful, we need your feedback on the things you care about.
Christina Willson is Assistant Regional Manager of Water at Horner and Shifrin and Jennifer Welsh is a Civil Engineer at the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District. In this episode Christina and Jennifer talk about the Collection Systems Digital Conference that opens June 2 and brings attendees a variety of content. They discuss how collection systems are part of the aging infrastructure challenge, the sector’s continued focus on inflow and infiltration, and the ways technology is changing collection systems.
This fifth installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.
The guests for this discussion included Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, New York City DEP; Michael Carlin, Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; John McCarthy, President, Arcadis North America; Charlie Hocking, President and CEO, Hazen and Sawyer; Bill Decker, Vice President and General Manager of the Equipment and Services Group, Aqua-Aerobic; and Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations, Blue-White Industries.
Submissions for the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition are due by June 5 at 8 p.m. eastern time. Further, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee, which hosts the competition, has made the choice to make the competition all virtual.