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After enduring a year and a half of constant uncertainty, WEFTEC 2021 delivered a tremendous win to the entire water sector.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, which will be led by new President Jamie Eichenberger.

Meet the Trustees

On Saturday, October 16, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee organized and completed the 13th Annual WEFTEC Community Service Project, Life Is Better By the Lake. The project took place at 12th Street Beach on Northerly Island in Chicago.

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After two days packed with five mettle-testing events, Controlled Chaos from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina were named the Division 1 Operations Challenge champions.

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On Tuesday, October 19, we will honor all this year’s award recipients at the WEF Awards and Presidential Ceremony and Celebration on the Main Stage at McCormick Place.

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The Global Center offers a space for learning about global water issues offering two days of programming including presentations and panel discussions of global interest with topics ranging from energy efficiency to global water stewardship.

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For the first time ever, we will broadcast live from WEFTEC. This programming will give everyone, everywhere the chance to sample some of the best of WEFTEC.

We also know that not everyone who wants to join us will be able to. To help bridge that gap and provide a sense of the action happening live in Chicago, we have designed this free, open access portal.

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Every individual who attends WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or results of a negative test for COVID-19 obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival at registration to pick up credentials. These new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate.

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WEFTEC 2021 will host the 34th annual Operations Challenge. This five-event competition demonstrates the precision, speed, and safety of the wastewater sector’s most elite specialists.

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On June 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) made available $166.6 million USD in grants to help low-income ratepayers effected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their drinking water and wastewater utility bills.

Learn how the grants benefit utilities

We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Maile Lono-Batura as Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs,...

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for water...

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 WEF Awards. The...

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On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Federal Register notice finalizing the 2021...

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