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🎧 In this episode of Words of Water, Episode #230 listen to Tshoganetso Masunga, Data Analyst with Sarep, talking about her work in water and sanitation in Botswana and her fellowship at WEF, including what she learned, the WEFTEC experience, and what she will carry back to her work in Africa.
The U.S. Army Reserve has a new initiative to recruit water industry professionals to serve as Public Water and Sanitation Civil Affairs Officers. Lieutenant Colonel Dale Kooyenga talks about the positions in this initiative and how these vital professionals help the military missions.
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.
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.
Utilities are facing the perfect storm. The digital transformation to modernize legacy equipment and prepare for a more distributed information landscape also now provides malicious attackers with new targets within a broader attack surface. To address this crisis, utilities need to incorporate protocols, replace legacy systems, follow best practices, and integrate software with already-existing SCADA system to provide another layer of protection
In this episode of Words on Water Episode 222, Chris Rich, Executive Director of the U.S. Water Partnership, discusses the Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program that pairs five ASEAN Smart Cities Network cities with U.S. cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization. He explains that the purpose is to increase water security in ASEAN partner cities through sustainable water management solutions, establish long-term relationships between ASEAN and U.S. utilities to foster communication and build capacity, to increase the exchange of services, goods, science, and technology.
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.
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.
March 22nd marks World Water Day and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a UN-Water Partner is committed to engaging the water community in this public education effort.
On March 9, negotiators in the U.S. Congress agreed to a final fiscal year 22 (FY22) Omnibus Appropriations package that will fund the federal government through the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2022.
By Unanimous Consent on March 2, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022.
This bill will strengthen the federal government’s networks again cyberattacksand require critical infrastructure owners and operators, such as water utilities, to report cyber incidents.