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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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This resource will be updated regularly with information and news surrounding the spread of coronavirus and WEF activities.

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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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During the Coronavirus pandemic, water and wastewater utilities are currently triggering their response plans for continuity of operations. Learn more about the key considerations from a regulator and regulated communities perspective when you check out WEF’s Coronavirus Webcast Series

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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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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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March 17, 2020 - As World Water Day approaches, WEF Creative Director Lori Harrison reflects on the one-year anniversary of the release of the Why Water's Worth It children's storybook and why education and awareness is critical for the next generation

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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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Registration and Housing Open on May 5.

WEF’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of our members and customers, including how we can best serve your needs. We anticipate that WEFTEC will still be held October 3 to 7, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana as planned. We are delaying the opening of WEFTEC registration and housing to May 5, to ensure that our WEF community can focus on protecting their communities.

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