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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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During WEFTEC 2021, Christopher Komline, Vice President of Komline-Sanderson, visited the WEFTEC Live Studio to discuss all things WEFTEC. Interviewed by WEFTEC Emcee Laura Schwartz, he shared the philosophy of his company’s 68 years of history exhibiting at WEFTEC, how exhibitors and visitors can get the most out of the experience, and what keeps them coming back each year.

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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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Rob Gledhill, President & CEO of Blue-White Industries shares his company's experiences about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected supply chains, prices, and relationships with customers during the past year.

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Connect with colleagues, clients, and exhibitors during this conference-wide reception in the Exhibition. All registrants are invited to attend.

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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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Each year WEFTEC attracts the leading experts from throughout the water sector on every topic imaginable. And that includes you. Others want to hear your insights and understand things from your perspective.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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