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The forward-thinking initiatives of 34 water utilities are being recognized by the Water Environment Federation as Utilities of...

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Shama Hyder, an award-winning brand strategist, global speaker, and bestselling author will provide the keynote address at the WEFTEC 2022 Opening General Session. She will share her insights on how modern communications, marketing, and branding are more important than ever for the water sector.

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On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Interior & Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many of the programs that provide federal funding and financing for water infrastructure investments.

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Reinvigorating the water workforce will require more than public outreach. It will require intentional, proactive planning to connect with potential workers where they live, as well as establishing easily navigable paths between training and career.

Download this excerpted special section from May 2022 Water Environment & Technology.

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Janine Burke-Wells and Ryan Batjiaka survey the effects of PFAS on the future of biosolids management in the Water Environment & Technology feature.

The biosolids management community must remain updated and active on what is happening with PFAS regulations, research, and technologies related to the future of biosolids management.

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On January 31, 2022, the White House released a comprehensive guidebook on the funding programs in the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the bipartisan infrastructure package.

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Listen to Mike Martin of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and Zonetta English of Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District discuss issues in water utility management including data, workforce development, diversity, affordability, and PFAS. They also share how their utilities are tackling these areas.

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Authors Michael Arceneaux and Lisa McFadden discuss how mindfulness, action, and resources needed to protect our digital infrastructure in this article from the State of the Sector section in the Water Environment & Technology January 2022 issue.

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for water and wastewater systems as both threats and successful attacks perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated attackers have increased. Both 2020 and 2021 have proven to be very active years for cyber exploits.

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At WEFTEC 2021, Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment at New York City Department of Environmental Protection, discussed the evolving landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the water sector.

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