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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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A panel of wastewater and public health experts has determined that occupational risk of COVID-19 infection for wastewater workers is low. The panel also found that standard wastewater treatment processes inactivate the virus and additional research should be conducted to further increase understanding of hazards and protections for personnel.

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The WEFTEC Connect technical program features hours of content specifically geared toward stormwater professionals.

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The digital competition will involve truncated versions of three events and include two new divisions.

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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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Peracetic Acid Disinfection: Implementation Considerations for Water Resource Recovery Facilities, a new WEF publication, is now available for pre-order.

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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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Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic has underscored water professionals’ role as protectors of public health,...

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This October WEFTEC Connect will begin and end with keynote addresses that will provide inspiration and advice on how you as a water sector professional can adapt and thrive during challenging times.

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We want to help share your stories about the helpful, productive, inspiring, and kind actions that you have witnessed. Tell us about those moments where everyday water sector heroes came through and deserve to receive some recognition and gratitude.

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Listen to Dr. Andrew Sanderson, WEF Chief Medical Officer, share his views on the scope and vision for the position and how it will support water sector worker safety.

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For 2020, the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) will be a fully virtual event held over five days, October 5 to 9. Called WEFTEC Connect, this virtual experience will offer attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.

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This fifth installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.

The guests for this discussion included Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, New York City DEP; Michael Carlin, Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; John McCarthy, President, Arcadis North America; Charlie Hocking, President and CEO, Hazen and Sawyer; Bill Decker, Vice President and General Manager of the Equipment and Services Group, Aqua-Aerobic; and Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations, Blue-White Industries.

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Submissions for the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition are due by June 5 at 8 p.m. eastern time. Further, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee, which hosts the competition, has made the choice to make the competition all virtual.

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This fourth installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.

The guests for this discussion included Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District; Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Sharon Peters, President, EMA; and Iver Skavdal, Executive General Manager, GHD.

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