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Find out about WEFTEC, the world's largest water-quality event! Registration for WEFTEC 2020 will be open in the spring.

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Join us on Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m. for a discussion with two water facilities currently operating under shelter-in-place protocols due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Teams from Des Moines Water Works and Carlsbad Desalination Plant will discuss their current state of operations and the development of their response plans, as well as taking questions from attendees. Registration is required.

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April 7, 2020 -- With the water sector protecting public health throughout the coronavirus pandemic, WEF administered a quick, informal poll to gain some insights into how this situation is affecting the water workforce. The results below were collected between March 23-28.

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Access Water organizes the information and technical content critical to the water sector into a central content repository accessible from any location. With Access Water, you have on-demand access to a constantly growing library of 20,000 pieces of content. Easily search, cite, write, share, discuss, and learn … all within one powerful tool.

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Become an author for WEF – a leading publisher on topics such as wastewater, stormwater, water reuse, energy, utility management, and many other water quality topics. WEF is currently seeking authors to assist in the development of new publications in a variety of areas.

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We know how important continuing education credits are for our water community, especially in this difficult time. We have worked with the National Stormwater Symposium steering committee to create online education using the content developed for that event.

This new suite of digital programming allows you to connect with and learn from stormwater experts, while earning valuable PDHs – in your own time, all from your computer or mobile device.

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WEF is now accepting applications for the sixth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Deadline to apply is May 4th. Submit your nomination today.

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WEF has worked with the Odors and Air Pollutants 2020 steering committee to create online education using the content developed for the conference.

This new suite of digital programming allows you to connect with and learn from experts, while earning valuable PDHs – in your own time, all from your computer or mobile device.

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As the world responds to #coronavirus, WEF members and staff are providing water sector professionals with the latest information about the virus and how to protect the workforce and public health.

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For a limited-time, new members can access WEF’s suite of online resources through a 3-month complimentary e-WEF Membership. Join today, this opportunity expires June 30, 2020.

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WEF Members are sharing their personal experiences working in the water sector and insights on the value they have gained from their WEF Membership.

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The nomination period for the 2020 WEF Awards has been extended until April 10! Learn more about award categories and submission guidelines.

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Did your high school student complete a science fair project this year related to water-research? Learn more about submission guidelines for the 2020 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The deadline is April 15, 2020

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🎧 In Words on Water podcast episode no. 128, Dr Rasha Maal-Bared and Scott Schaefer discuss in this episode the coronavirus, its origin, treatment, and the agencies involved in the response. 

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Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling offers past, present, and future perspectives of stormwater quality modeling and outlines criteria for selecting the appropriate model based on the project.

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Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component to comprehensive stormwater management. Learn how you can join the growing skilled workforce available to perform the installation, inspection, and maintenance tasks of GI.

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