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In 1987, WEF’s Task Force on Wastewater Biology met to discuss how to roll out a new manual, titled Wastewater Biology: The Microlife, at the 1988 WEF conference. Chairman Michael H. Gerardi requested volunteers to develop a preconference workshop on wastewater treatment microbiology. Thirty-five years later multiple sessions of this workshop still sell out every year at WEFTEC.

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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.

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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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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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Produced by WEF and ASCE, new guidebook covers best practices for managing and maintaining stormwater infrastructure

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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.

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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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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.

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Andy Kricun is Managing Director at Moonshot Missions and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Water Alliance. In this episode, Andy discusses a compendium of 21 case studies on how water utilities improved workforces through educational programs and internships, recruitment practices, employee optimization, and transfer of institutional knowledge. 

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While some of the details and full descriptions are still being worked out, you can get a first look at what's in store for WEFTEC 2022 in New Orleans.

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Reinvigorating the water workforce will require more than public outreach. It will require intentional, proactive planning to connect with potential workers where they live, as well as establishing easily navigable paths between training and career.

Download this excerpted special section from May 2022 Water Environment & Technology.

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In this installment of Operator Essentials, author Jeanette Klamm breaks down the basics of land application

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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.

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