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Watch as Palencia Mobley, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), and Carol Hufnagel, National Wet Weather Practice Leader for Tetra Tech, share their presentation from WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago.

They describe a project from the Detroit area that used green stormwater infrastructure both to reduce the amount of flow going to the combined sewer system and to help reduce surcharging that was resulting in basement backups.

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While some of the details and full descriptions are still being worked out, you can get a first look at what's in store for WEFTEC 2022 in New Orleans.

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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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This year the WEFTEC Bookstore will host two authors to sign copies of their books. Visitors also can take advantage of expert demonstrations of Access Water, the Water Environment Federation’s technical content platform. On top of that, 16 new or updated water quality titles will be on display and available for purchase.

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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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Be sure to visit the new Drinking Water Pavilion and SDG 6 Theater! This new spot in the exhibition will feature insights into all aspects of the one-water universe from drinking water to community capacity, water resources management, and circular economy.

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Since 2012, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) has partnered with BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) and Imagine H2O (San Francisco) to spotlight some of the water sector’s most promising innovators. Through this partnership, WEFTEC has become the epicenter of a unique platform for entrepreneurs, investors, customers, and regulators to highlight and access the newest technologies driving the water sector forward.

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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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November 19 is World Toilet Day, the annual reminder about the importance of sanitation to health, communities, the environment, and the economy. While the day organized by the United Nations (UN) is an opportunity to celebrate how much the toilet has done for civilization, it also serves as a stark reminder that over 4 billion people live without access to safety managed sanitation.

Lynn Broaddus discusses World Toilet Day

Join us on a journey as we learn about and celebrate the significance of this award-winning program with WEF staff and project participants as our guide.

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With more than 500 presentations on WEFTEC Connect, BlueTech Research does the hard work for you! Review their deep analysis of the abstracts submitted for 2020 and learn about some of the trends over the past 5 years.

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A past, present, and future look at the stormwater quality modeling industry, this special publication presents state-of-the-art stormwater modeling in the United States.

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The Ask the Experts Session, “Planning Approaches to Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure for Small Communities — One Chance for Success!” will provide a forum to explore the topics and challenges related to small communities. To dig a little deeper into these issues and set the stage for this session, Dr. A. R. (Bob) Rubin joined WEFTEC Now to provide some background on this topic.

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Developed by experts in the field, these presentations and events will provide access to the latest on funding and financing, flood management, green infrastructure, and more, in a format more convenient than ever before.

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Look inside this preview publication to learn more about the WEFTEC Connect educational programming, Exhibitor Showcase, and networking opportunities that are being developed for this October.

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