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WEF, in collaboration with the EPA, has launched the NutrientSmart program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhanced nutrient management practices by water utilities and distribute information on tools and methods for lowering nutrients.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 15 distinguished members as its 2021 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ contributions to the water sector as well as their professional achievements and stature.
The forward-thinking initiatives of 39 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
A breakthrough method for testing wastewater for COVID-19 that provides rapid results is being piloted at correctional facilities in Oklahoma through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The testing technology will initially deploy at five correctional facilities in Oklahoma and then expand to 20 facilities across the United States as a way to quickly identify potential outbreaks, isolate infected individuals, and protect the inmate population.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces that Eshani Jha is the winner of the 2021 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her method to use modified biochar for the removal of toxic contaminants from water.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies, and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.