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January 12, 2012

Water Environment Federation Now Offers Free Webcasts
New program provides added membership benefit, learning opportunities for water professionals

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce a new webcast program that will provide free training to WEF members and the entire water profession. Featuring a range of timely topics, the monthly webcasts are made possible at no cost through the financial support of industry organizations and companies.

“As a leading resource of water quality education and resources, WEF continues to seek innovative and beneficial ways to serve our membership and the entire water profession,” said WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger. “With the support of our sponsor partners, we are very pleased to be able to provide this training program at no cost so that water professionals may gain access to a breadth of water knowledge without additional financial burden.”

Traditionally hosting between two and four webcasts per month, WEF has historically charged for these events on a fee per site basis, generally $195 per site with unlimited attendees per site. As an added benefit for WEF members and the profession as a whole, this new program allows viewers to participate at no cost while increasing the visibility of the sponsors through the placement of company logos, ads and/or links during live and archived webcasts.

Each webcast features top experts in the field, detailed information from case studies, and the opportunity for participants to submit live questions through the system software. Professional Development Hours (PDH) may also be earned on a case-by-case basis.

Beginning this month, the 2012 topics include: biosolids and biofuels, collections systems, operators training, design fundamentals, membranes, energy recovery/renewal, thermal hydrolysis, marketing, social media, and more.

Click here for upcoming event and registration details. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dorn R. Sanders, Program Manager for WEF’s Distance Learning & Webcasts at 703-684-2400 ext. 7060 or dsanders@wef.org.

About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around 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.