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As WEF leaders, we promise to continue doing all that we can within our membership and activities to challenge and change systems of inequity that perpetuate racism and bias.

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...For WEF Vice President, WEF Treasurer, and WEF Board of Trustees (Two Positions).

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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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🎧 In Words on Water podcast episode no. 146 Ernst, WEF's senior director of publishing, and Cale, senior manager of publishing, discuss Access Water, a new online platform that organizes the information and technical content critical to the water sector into a single location.

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WEF is now accepting applications for the Utility of the Future Today (UotFT) Recognition Program. UotFT honors forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities, particularly in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Application deadline: July 17, 2020.

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Water and wastewater services are essential and fundamental to all aspects of life and society. Like many other critical professions, water workers are on the front lines of the global response to coronavirus. Read a thank you from WEF for the essential work you do.

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Take action to showcase the importance of clean water and your appreciation of water workers fighting on the front lines with our new Essential/Fundament T-shirts. All proceeds go to charity.

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NOW OPEN – WEFTEC 2020 registration and housing, for the in-person event in New Orleans, with the Early Bird rate in place until July 24.

We are also expanding WEFTEC to include virtual education, exhibitor showcase, and networking components through our new virtual event called WEFTEC Connect. Registration for WEFTEC Connect opens later this summer.

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WEF created content that allows you to get the credits needed to help you stay on top in your field. Register today to gain exclusive access to the content originally planned for the 2020 Collection Systems Conference from the comfort of your own home. 

This is your opportunity to connect, learn, and interact with experts in your field. 

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This is your opportunity to connect and learn from water sector experts. The speakers, mobile sessions, live virtual workshops, and RECORDED sessions – available to you, anytime, and at your fingertips. Sign- up today to begin investing in your professional growth. 

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WEF is soliciting submissions for abstracts, workshop proposals, and session proposals for its newest conference, Innovations in Process Engineering Conference (IPE). Visit our website to review the topics that will be considered for abstracts, session proposals, and workshop proposals. 

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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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WEF has released a new Water's Worth It toolkit to raise public awareness about the vital role of water utilities and workers in the coronavirus response. 

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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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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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