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Words on Water • Episode No. 112

Sonja Michaluk is a high school student and the winner of the 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research. In this episode Sonja discusses how she explored the use of DNA barcoding to measure the health of waterways with larval Chironomidae, the most widespread macroinvertebrate family. She talks about her interest in the intersection of science and public policy and making data the language of debate. Sonja tells how her research caused a town board to change the planned path of a roadway to avoid a healthy creek.

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Words on Water • Episode No. 111

Dr. Jackie King is the 2019 Stockholm Prize Laureate for her game-changing contributions to global river management. In this episode Jackie explains how she advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems. She also discusses feedback from young female scientists and her plans to further help Africa’s rivers.

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Jake Burwell, a member of the TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas, came to the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about Operations Challenge.

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Kathy Schubert, NASA Glenn Research Center Senior Project Manager, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about her work at NASA and the importance of water to space exploration.

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The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association's Elevated Ops from Denver won Division 1 and the Water Environment Association of Texas’ South Mesquite Rangers from Mesquite placed first in Division 2.

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Following months of team preparation, practice, and anticipation, WEFTEC’s 2019 Operations Challenge culminated this afternoon following 2 days of spirited competition.

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Dr. Bruce Logan of Penn State University visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about his presentation during the 2019 Master Lecturer session and the future of energy sustainability.

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The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced Dr. Ameet Pinto as the 2019 Paul L. Busch Award winner. With the $100,000 prize, Dr. Pinto will develop a modular platform for low-cost and real-time characterization of microbial communities across the engineered water cycle.

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Rob Montenegro, Executive Vice President of Grundfos Pumps Corporation, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to discuss intelligent pumps and how the digital era has affected business.

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Tyler Butel, Technical Sales Engineer, and Chris Savino, Regional Sales Manager for AdEdge Water Technologies visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to discuss the hot topic of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) family of chemicals.

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The 2019 WEFTEC Opening General Session highlighted its theme of ReGeneration Workforce with a discussion of what some might call "circles within circles."

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On Sunday, we asked some of you about your first impressions of WEFTEC 2019 and what you were most looking forward to this week.

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As elite teams of water professionals wrap up their final practice sessions before convening at WEFTEC 2019 for the 32nd annual Operations Challenge competition, the stage is set for the most action-packed test of professional skills in the competition’s history.

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Find out who won awards for their clever and simple solutions to make their job easier and safer. Then, come hear their presentations on Wednesday.

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The Stormwater Report is an online news source highlighting the latest in stormwater sector news. The newsletter covers advanced practices, local programs, and case studies as well as policy updates, grant opportunities, and financing options. The newsletter also spotlights cutting-edge research in addition to industry tools and reports.

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