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The forward-thinking initiatives of 34 water utilities are being recognized by the Water Environment Federation as Utilities of...

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Utilities, Partners Unite for Half-Million-Dollar Study to Halt PFAS Persistence More Press Releases WEF Press Releases covers all...

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To prepare for my new role as WEF biosolids director in 2021, I canvassed the biosolids community to gather insights on what our sector is getting right, what isn’t working and how we can course-correct or reinvent ourselves where we are missing the mark.

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Each year WEFTEC features many special events to showcase the skills of students and young professionals. These events and programs both help them develop their careers as well as give everyone the opportunity to hear what’s important to tomorrow’s leaders.

Explore Opportunities to Interact with Students and Young Professionals

WEF is pleased to announce that this year it will introduce an Ombuds resource for meeting participants at WEFTEC 2022. The Conference Ombuds serves as a neutral, independent, off-the-record resource who is available on-site to hear concerns confidentially.

Learn What the Ombuds Does

Every year, on the Saturday before WEFTEC, volunteers gather for the WEF Community Service Project. Help us continue this 14-year tradition and join us in New Orleans on Saturday, October 8.

Learn About This Year's Project

The Water Environment Federation is happy to announce the 14 distinguished members who make up the 2022 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes their exemplary contributions to the WEF community and their significant professional achievements and stature.

Meet the 2022 WEF Fellows

Lynn Broaddus, Immediate WEF Past President, reflects on Stormwater Summit 2022 in Minneapolis

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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.

Learn More About Shama

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research and aims to increase students’ interest in water issues and careers.

In-person competition returned this June at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO and members of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) jumped in quickly to help.

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In this episode of Words on Water Episode 222, Chris Rich, Executive Director of the U.S. Water Partnership, discusses the Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program that pairs five ASEAN Smart Cities Network cities with U.S. cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization. He explains that the purpose is to increase water security in ASEAN partner cities through sustainable water management solutions, establish long-term relationships between ASEAN and U.S. utilities to foster communication and build capacity, to increase the exchange of services, goods, science, and technology. 

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On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Interior & Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many of the programs that provide federal funding and financing for water infrastructure investments.

See What's Included in the Budget Bill

Lara Grotz, EIT, shares her experience visiting Water Week in person for the first time and as a new mother.

Hear about Grotz's Experience

WEFTEC always seeks to build in as many sustainable practices and choices as possible into planning our event.

Learn More About Sustainability at WEFTEC

Andy Kricun is Managing Director at Moonshot Missions and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Water Alliance. In this episode, Andy discusses a compendium of 21 case studies on how water utilities improved workforces through educational programs and internships, recruitment practices, employee optimization, and transfer of institutional knowledge. 

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