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In 1987, WEF’s Task Force on Wastewater Biology met to discuss how to roll out a new manual, titled Wastewater Biology: The Microlife, at the 1988 WEF conference. Chairman Michael H. Gerardi requested volunteers to develop a preconference workshop on wastewater treatment microbiology. Thirty-five years later multiple sessions of this workshop still sell out every year at WEFTEC.

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After all the scores were tallied, Elevated Ops from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association earned the Division 1 Operations Challenge trophy. Check out the full story to see all the winners. 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued new, more rigorous drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Two of these levels are drastically more stringent than previous levels and likely mean hundreds, if not thousands, of drinking water systems nationwide will be affected. The agency also announced up to $5 billion in grant funding to help communities prepare and deal with these contaminants. Here is what water sector utilities need to know.

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) experts have reacted swiftly to concerns about monkeypox and compiled critical information for water sector workers and leaders. Get this fact sheet now.

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Todd Williams from Jacobs Engineering at provided this presentation on PFAS in biosolids via WEFTEC Online in 2021.

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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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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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A new testing method and labeling guidelines have been approved to enable producers of biosolids-based products to measure and advertise the amount of phosphate in a carbon-based fertilizer that is readily water soluble (and slowly releasing). This measure is referred to as water extractable phosphorous (WEP).

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Dr. Edwin Oh is an Associate Professor in the UNLV School of Medicine and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. This presentation from WEFTEC 2021 explores how the decline in diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 is expected to delay the tracking of COVID-19 variants of concern and interest in the U.S. and how wastewater surveillance programs can provide an effective alternative.

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Operations Challenge builds great leaders. Not only is it a friendly competition, but is one of the most effective professional development opportunities for water professionals.

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This Water Envrionment & Technology magazine article examines considerations when dosing orthophosphate to drinking water to prevent lead corrosion.

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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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