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The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSSC) is urging U.S. water and wastewater utilities to coordinate with state and local health departments to ensure they are included in distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Find out the main themes and trends that emerged as operators, engineers, manufacturers, regulators, scientists, students, educators, and officials from all over the globe connected online to discover, learn, listen, and connect about all aspects of the water sector.

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In recent years, PFAS has become a topic of public concern, particularly when found in water supplies. We...

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Following the highly informative and comprehensive session, The Future of Water Policy — The National Perspective, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at WEFTEC Connect, WEF and the agency have planned a special follow-up webcast for October 19, 2020, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

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In this special video edition of Words on Water, produced for WEFTEC Connect, Chandler Johnson, Chief Technology Officer of World Water Works, discusses increasingly stringent nutrient limits and how to achieve them.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on the proposal, which would help make service fees more equitable for lower-income communities, through October 19, 2020.

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In this Words on Water podcast, listen to Chris Wilson, Chief of Process Engineering and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District, share how his utility is addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). He also will moderate a WEFTEC Connect session discussing these issues.

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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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The new National MS4 Online Resource enables users to dive deep into specific topics and compliance strategies.

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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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Dr. Sanderson, MD, MPH of Howard University, will guide and assist WEF in providing reliable medical information to wastewater utility managers and workers, as well as conduct research and serve as a spokesperson on medical issues for the sector. The CMO position was created in a collaboration between WEF and global water technology company Xylem, which has provided foundational funding.

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Jamie Piziali is the Municipal Ombudsman at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this episode Jamie explains integrated planning, which offers an opportunity for a municipality to meet multiple Clean Water Act requirements by identifying efficiencies from wastewater and stormwater programs and sequencing investments. She discusses her role as an ombudsman and the importance of integrated planning to EPA. Jamie also talks about the agency’s efforts to raise awareness among municipalities about integrated planning and how local governments should pursue the approach as part of NPDES permitting or enforcement orders.

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Enter by July 17 to get the recognition your public or private utility deserves for being a forward-thinking, innovative water utility that provides resilient value-added service to communities, particularly with regard to community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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Bob Dabkowski and Steve Myers are Applications Development Managers with Hach. In this episode Bob and Steve discuss the historic and current focus on nutrient management at wastewater facilities. They explain how regulations aiming to improve water quality in streams, rivers, and other water bodies are driving a trend toward more nutrient removal. Bob and Steve talk about ways to decrease costs and increase reliability in nutrient removal, as well as the opportunities presented by changing technology.

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On Monday, May 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) sent a...

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