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On Nov. 5, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) welcomed an international delegation from Palestine to discuss the current status and future of water in the West Bank region, which is bordered by the countries of Jordan and Israel. The meeting with the group of seven delegates focused on how international cooperation can help water professionals navigate such issues as loss and leakage, resource security, unbalanced regulations, and workforce shortages.
Words on Water • Episode No. 113
Kelly Trott is Senior Director of Imagine H2O. In this episode Kelly discusses the role that technology can play in solving urban water challenges, particularly as the global population further shifts to cities. She explains how catalytic funding and patient capital can create pilot opportunities and partnerships for entrepreneurs. Kelly also talks about the transferability of solutions across urban areas and how a certain innovative approach may work for one city and not another.
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.
With 22,500 registrants, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 92nd annual technical exhibition and conference drew one of the largest crowds in a decade, continuing to live up to its billing as the world’s largest annual water quality event.
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.
Rob Gledhill, CEO and President of Blue-White Industries, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about the latest digital trends the company has incorporated into its products and the ever-changing workforce of the digital era.
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.
The Water Environment Federation is pleased to offer a self-reported certificate and ribbon to WEFTEC attendees who attend at least three technical sessions related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.