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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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Unlike the deadly 1918 pandemic where symptoms appeared within hours and fatalities often occurred within a few days, COVID-19 is unusually stealthy. It is able to spread undetected for many weeks before symptomatic cases begin to show up at hospitals and by then it is too late for relatively inexpensive containment measures.

Learn How You Can Track COVID-19

For the first time ever, we will broadcast live from WEFTEC. This programming will give everyone, everywhere the chance to sample some of the best of WEFTEC.

We also know that not everyone who wants to join us will be able to. To help bridge that gap and provide a sense of the action happening live in Chicago, we have designed this free, open access portal.

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WEFTEC 2021 will host the ninth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 20. The previous 8 years of this competition have led to 47 award-winning ideas. In 2021, five more entries will be added to the ranks of those who found simple, applicable solutions to make their job easier and safer.

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WEFTEC 2021 will host the 34th annual Operations Challenge. This five-event competition demonstrates the precision, speed, and safety of the wastewater sector’s most elite specialists.

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Economical modifications help attain better biological phosphorus removal

Download this excerpted article from June 2021
Water Environment & Technology.

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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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The Water Environment Federation is proud to announce two recipients of the 2020 Innovative Technology Awards. This competition recognizes up to four outstanding technologies and companies from among WEF Exhibitor Members who have introduced new innovative products or services related to the water sector.

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After 3 days of pulse-pounding action, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) crowned the winners of Operations Challenge 2020 during an awards ceremony on October 8.

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In this Words on Water podcast, listen to Lucy Pugh of AECOM discuss water reuse challenges in the food and beverage sector and how its wastewater processes differ from municipal treatment. She will be leading the session, "Overcoming Water Reuse Challenges in the Food and Beverage Industry," at WEFTEC Connect.

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We may not be able to interact face-to-face this year, but that’s not stopping us from bringing you...

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Operations Challenge — the annual skills-based competition between teams of the world’s most elite wastewater professionals — will adapt to a fully virtual format for 2020. The competition will be available via WEFTEC Connect with competitors live streaming their performances.

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New details are emerging about the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition (SDC), which will be the first virtual design competition in the event’s 18-year history.

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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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To provide further clarification on the virus that causes COVID-19 infections and concerns about how it relates to residuals, sludge, and biosolids for water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as well as the wastewater sector at large, this article includes a review of available data related to the virus and surrogates as well as their potential associations with residuals, sludge, and biosolids.

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