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Words on Water • Episode No. 113

Kelly Trott is Senior Director of Imagine H2O. In this episode Kelly discusses the role that technology can play in solving urban water challenges, particularly as the global population further shifts to cities. She explains how catalytic funding and patient capital can create pilot opportunities and partnerships for entrepreneurs. Kelly also talks about the transferability of solutions across urban areas and how a certain innovative approach may work for one city and not another.

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Student teams from the University of British Columbia (UBC; Vancouver, Canada) and the University of Colorado (UC; Boulder) left WEFTEC 2019 as winners of the 18th-annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition. The competition, which showcased innovative design projects from 30 universities, recognizes outstanding solutions to local water quality issues.

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Kathy Schubert, NASA Glenn Research Center Senior Project Manager, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about her work at NASA and the importance of water to space exploration.

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Despite the event’s name, the annual Houston Open professional golf tournament has not been held within Houston city limits since 1972. That will change in October 2020, when the tournament returns to the 243-ha (600-ac) Memorial Park Golf Course located in downtown Houston.

To prepare for the Open, the course is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation project. The overhaul is aimed not only at making the course more challenging, but also at enhancing stormwater management

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Rob Montenegro, Executive Vice President of Grundfos Pumps Corporation, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to discuss intelligent pumps and how the digital era has affected business.

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The 2019 WEFTEC Opening General Session highlighted its theme of ReGeneration Workforce with a discussion of what some might call "circles within circles."

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The project volunteers installed permeable pavers, a rain garden, and other green infrastructure elements.

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Thank you to Aurora Motors for sponsoring WEFTEC Now.

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A personal welcome from 2018–2019 WEF President Tom Kunetz.

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The WEFTEC 2019 Career Fair will offer students, young professionals, and everyone else an opportunity to connect with some of the water sector’s biggest employers.

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This episode of WEF’s Words on Water podcast provides a preview of the best content being presented at WEFTEC from the people who help develop the conference program.

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The WEF Bookstore this year offers much more than just books. Drop in to meet authors and maybe win a prize!

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New for this year

The WEFTEC Closing Session will sum up the highlights and insights from WEFTEC 2019. Don't miss this new Wednesday afternoon event!

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The Stormwater Report is an online news source highlighting the latest in stormwater sector news. The newsletter covers advanced practices, local programs, and case studies as well as policy updates, grant opportunities, and financing options. The newsletter also spotlights cutting-edge research in addition to industry tools and reports.

This online news source began pubishing in 2011 and includes a full archive of all posts.

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As WEF's membership news source, WEF Highlights covers current Federation activities, Member Association news, and items of concern to the water quality field. WEF Highlights is your source for the most up-to-the-minute WEF news and member information.

WEF Highlights has been published online since 2012 with fully searchable archives. 

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