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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.

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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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Operations Challenge builds great leaders. Not only is it a friendly competition, but is one of the most effective professional development opportunities for water professionals.

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At WEFTEC 2021, Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment at New York City Department of Environmental Protection, discussed the evolving landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the water sector.

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At WEFTEC 2021, WEF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Sanderson visited the WEFTEC Live studio to talk about his role as CMO for WEF.

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After two days packed with five mettle-testing events, Controlled Chaos from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina were named the Division 1 Operations Challenge champions.

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The Water Leadership Institute Class of 2021 includes 54 water professionals representing 29 states, Canada, and New Zealand. These graduates are the 10th class of the institute and join 343 alumni of the program.

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Connect with colleagues, clients, and exhibitors during this conference-wide reception in the Exhibition. All registrants are invited to attend.

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This year the WEFTEC Bookstore will host two authors to sign copies of their books. Visitors also can take advantage of expert demonstrations of Access Water, the Water Environment Federation’s technical content platform. On top of that, 16 new or updated water quality titles will be on display and available for purchase.

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Each year WEFTEC attracts the leading experts from throughout the water sector on every topic imaginable. And that includes you. Others want to hear your insights and understand things from your perspective.

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For the first time ever, we will broadcast live from WEFTEC. This programming will give everyone, everywhere the chance to sample some of the best of WEFTEC.

We also know that not everyone who wants to join us will be able to. To help bridge that gap and provide a sense of the action happening live in Chicago, we have designed this free, open access portal.

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WEFTEC 2021 will host the ninth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 20. The previous 8 years of this competition have led to 47 award-winning ideas. In 2021, five more entries will be added to the ranks of those who found simple, applicable solutions to make their job easier and safer.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are core principles to the Water Environment Federation's mission. We are committed to creating an organization that acknowledges and celebrates our unique differences and that includes bringing you a full slate of DEI programming at WEFTEC.

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