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Project completed at South Chicago’s Coles School boosts runoff retention capacity by nearly 2.1 million L (570,000 gal)

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Get to know WEF President Ifetayo Venner in this WEFTEC Live interview!

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Watch as WEFTEC volunteers work to complete the WEF Community Service Project.

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A video game inspired by the documentary, Brave Blue World, has been created in partnership with WEF. The designer of the game, Gerson Da Silva, will highlight the game features and answer questions in the Innovation Pavilion on Monday, October 10 at WEFTEC.

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Water For People, a global nonprofit that helps people bring clean water and sanitation solutions to their communities for generations to come, is holding two fun — and fundraising — events alongside WEFTEC. Water For People is a WEF charity of choice.

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WEF InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water) is a program to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water workforce. Hear from scholar Alma Rocha about what the program means to her.

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Make your voice heard with this survey. The results will be discussed on Tuesday, October 11, at the LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Learning Exchange.

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Each year WEFTEC features many special events to showcase the skills of students and young professionals. These events and programs both help them develop their careers as well as give everyone the opportunity to hear what’s important to tomorrow’s leaders.

Explore Opportunities to Interact with Students and Young Professionals

Interested in learning about the role communicators play in crafting and telling our industry’s stories? Shea Dunifon Shea...

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WEFTEC Live is returning in 2022 with more experts, interviews, and updates from throughout WEFTEC.

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UCLA and Stantec researchers recommend ways to enhance equity in Los Angeles infrastructure program

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Every year, on the Saturday before WEFTEC, volunteers gather for the WEF Community Service Project. Help us continue this 14-year tradition and join us in New Orleans on Saturday, October 8.

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Shama Hyder, an award-winning brand strategist, global speaker, and bestselling author will provide the keynote address at the WEFTEC 2022 Opening General Session. She will share her insights on how modern communications, marketing, and branding are more important than ever for the water sector.

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In April, we asked you what you are most looking forward to at WEFTEC 2022. Nearly half of you replied that the Technical Program is your top priority.

See all the results and browse the Exhibitor & Sponsor List.

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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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