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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) promoted a subtle shift in terminology from wastewater treatment plant to water resource recovery facility in 2013, for example, the organization formally recognized a long-underway change in focus from the problems water professionals solve to the products of their work.

The Water Environment Association of Kentucky & Tennessee made a similar move in October 2019, changing its name to the Clean Water Professionals of Kentucky & Tennessee (CWP-KT).

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Words on Water • Episode No. 112

Sonja Michaluk is a high school student and the winner of the 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research. In this episode Sonja discusses how she explored the use of DNA barcoding to measure the health of waterways with larval Chironomidae, the most widespread macroinvertebrate family. She talks about her interest in the intersection of science and public policy and making data the language of debate. Sonja tells how her research caused a town board to change the planned path of a roadway to avoid a healthy creek.

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The Water Leadership Institute Class of 2019, the eighth class of the Institute, includes 54 water professionals representing 28 states, Canada, El Salvador, and the Cayman Islands. The graduates join 237 alumni of the program.

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Twenty-two high-performing municipalities and one university received recognition in the fifth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. These awards celebrate administrators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.

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The project volunteers installed permeable pavers, a rain garden, and other green infrastructure elements.

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A personal welcome from 2018–2019 WEF President Tom Kunetz.

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For 2019, the official news source of WEFTEC has ditched the paper copies and added a full lineup of video interviews.

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The Water Environment Federation is pleased to offer a self-reported certificate and ribbon to WEFTEC attendees who attend at least three technical sessions related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Water professionals can attract support, funding, and engagement by understanding how to use public communications strategically. WEFTEC 2019 includes many sessions and workshops to help you make better use of this powerful tool.

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The WEF Bookstore this year offers much more than just books. Drop in to meet authors and maybe win a prize!

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The Pure Water Brewing Alliance Beer Garden returns for WEFTEC 2019.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) continues to make WATER’S WORTH IT® accessible to international audiences...

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We listened to your suggestions and votes to name this new sustainable beer that will debut at WEFTEC 2019.

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The Stormwater Report is an online news source highlighting the latest in stormwater sector news. The newsletter covers advanced practices, local programs, and case studies as well as policy updates, grant opportunities, and financing options. The newsletter also spotlights cutting-edge research in addition to industry tools and reports.

This online news source began pubishing in 2011 and includes a full archive of all posts.

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As WEF's membership news source, WEF Highlights covers current Federation activities, Member Association news, and items of concern to the water quality field. WEF Highlights is your source for the most up-to-the-minute WEF news and member information.

WEF Highlights has been published online since 2012 with fully searchable archives. 

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