Alexandria, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a U.S. based not-for-profit technical and educational organization, has released a new Chinese version of its international publication, World Water & Environmental Engineering. Targeting the Asian water and wastewater markets, this new magazine is an expansion of the European version and will be published in conjunction with WEF Publishing UK Ltd., London and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd.
"China’s rapid economic growth and its recent influx of water pollution problems have resulted in greater environmental standards for the country,” said the magazine’s publisher Nic Christy. “Traditionally, it has been difficult for the Chinese to gain knowledge of western technologies within the water and wastewater fields to help meet these new requirements. We hope to bridge this gap by providing Chinese water professionals with a technical journal aimed specifically at education and preservation of water resources.”
Published in collaboration with WEF’s flagship publication, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) as well as the original European version of World Water & Environmental Engineering, all three magazines will work cooperatively to provide up-to-date technical and educational resources to the growing global water quality community. Two issues of the Chinese version are planned in 2008 and four are planned in 2009. U.S.-based Pamela Wolfe will serve as editor of both the European and Chinese versions of World Water & Environmental Engineering.
Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., WEF’s vision to “preserve and enhance the global water environment” is the basis for all its programs and activities. This new expansion further supports one of the Federation’s strategic goals of broadening constituencies and developing a greater international presence.
“In recent years we have seen an increase of Chinese companies and professionals joining WEF and attending WEFTEC [the Federation’s annual conference and exhibition],” said Christy. “In addition to informing Chinese-speaking water professionals of the world’s issues relating to water and wastewater, this new magazine will also help WEF better communicate its products and services to a much broader audience.”
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Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with more than 34,000 individual members and 81 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.
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