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This Viewpoint column from WEF's Patrick Dube describes how changing a community's habits relies on reaching a receptive audience through trusted sources with clear and actionable information.

In a neighborhood of Freetown, Sierra Leone, a project is underway to increase its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) practices by creating a program to encourage handwashing.

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Janine Burke-Wells and Ryan Batjiaka survey the effects of PFAS on the future of biosolids management in the Water Environment & Technology feature.

The biosolids management community must remain updated and active on what is happening with PFAS regulations, research, and technologies related to the future of biosolids management.

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

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This Water Environment & Technology feature article looks at new approaches for treatment of biosolids that can address beneficial use, energy, disposal, and regulatory compliance.

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A new testing method and labeling guidelines have been approved to enable producers of biosolids-based products to measure and advertise the amount of phosphate in a carbon-based fertilizer that is readily water soluble (and slowly releasing). This measure is referred to as water extractable phosphorous (WEP).

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This Water Envrionment & Technology magazine article examines considerations when dosing orthophosphate to drinking water to prevent lead corrosion.

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Authors Michael Arceneaux and Lisa McFadden discuss how mindfulness, action, and resources needed to protect our digital infrastructure in this article from the State of the Sector section in the Water Environment & Technology January 2022 issue.

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for water and wastewater systems as both threats and successful attacks perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated attackers have increased. Both 2020 and 2021 have proven to be very active years for cyber exploits.

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Get the latest information on the key technologies to help you move from reactive to proactive operations and maintenance. WEF's new publication, Technologies for CMOM Activities in Wastewater Collection Systems, helps you find useful and cost-effective technologies and system optimizations to help you facilitate more preventive, and even predictive, operations and maintenance activities. Get your copy today!

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Following the April 2021 virtual sessions with U.S. federal legislators and regulators, the water sector is already seeing some results.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) hosted Water Week 2021 virtually during the last week of April. The virtual events between water sector leaders and U.S. federal legislators and regulators focused on changing water policy to help improve the water sector in the U.S. Chief among the concerns was repairing the nation’s often overlooked water infrastructure. Speakers included members of the U.S. Congress, the architects of the National Water Reuse Action Plan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaders, including EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, and many others working to shape the future of water policy.

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This manual discusses principles and concepts of energy sources and uses in the transport, treatment, and recovery of water and water resources. It also covers utility billing procedures and incentives and energy considerations for electric motors and transformers, pumps, controls, aeration systems, and more.

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Conference paper was presented at Residuals and Biosolids 2021: A Virtual Event, May 11-13, 2021.

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The full collection of the papers presented at Collection Systems 2021: A Virtual Event, March 23-25, 2021.

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This comprehensive toolkit provides an extensive framework for communicating about biosolids in ways that are factual, science-based, and easily understandable by those who might be hearing about biosolids for the first time.

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A vast transbasin diversion project in the first century BC is one of the longest, most expensive Roman aqueducts. These ancient aqueducts were some of the earliest public health measures.

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The unprecedented global pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 disease prompted the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to conduct a critical review of pathways of potential exposure to this virus associated with the collection and treatment of wastewater. In April 2020, WEF convened a panel of academics and practitioners expert in the science and practice of wastewater collection and treatment to conduct this critical review.

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