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The new WEFTEC website provides information on all aspects of the event including the technical program, workshops, seminars, facility tours, committee meetings, events, and exhibition.

A popular feature over the past few years, the “My WEFTEC Planner” allows users to create their own complimentary conference schedule that can be printed, downloaded and saved as a Word/CSV file, or saved online in a personalized account that can be accessed and updated both before and during the event.

Other notable updates include:

  • an interactive calendar with upcoming deadlines;
  • an improved WEFTEC Exhibitor Directory and search function;
  • an increased focus on WEFTEC’s Global Business Opportunities and official publications;
  • a photo gallery from past WEFTECs;
  • and a homepage slideshow that highlights the five main reasons thousands of water quality professionals from around the world attend WEFTEC each year—Education, Exhibition, Events, Exploration, and Networking.

For Earth Day, EPA challenged people to show something simple they do for the environment and pass along a sign declaring personal responsibility for the environment.

Check out the video, which shows 41 of the submissions.

“The first Earth Day showed us what we can accomplish when we come together in service. This year, on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and EPA, I’m asking you to help us continue the legacy of environmental service work and help make our communities healthier, our economy stronger, and our country more competitive.

“If we all do our part, Americans 40 years from today will look back and remember this generation as one that helped build a better future for everyone.”  Watch the full video.

Giant Check for International Water Improvement Projects!

Giant Check for International Water Improvement Projects!

Black & Veatch recently announced that it is expanding its Bay Area presence with a new office location in downtown San Francisco. As part of its April 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony, the group presented a $20,000 donation to Water for People. Nice work, Black & Veatch!

The program provides annual scholarships for individuals attending a College, University, Community College or Technical Trade School and pursuing a course of study related to the Water Environment Field. Congratulations to the 2010 Kirt Brooks Memorial Scholarship Winners:

• Lauren Blomberg
• Joshua Cosgrove
• Cathleen McKinney
• Mina Mustafavi
• William Sharp
• Kyle Shimbaku
• Megan Yoo

Generous donors makes this program a success. Consider making a contribution today (or be fined by forgetting to wear your lapel pins or tie clips!). Several local sections presented checks at this year’s Annual Conference, which are shown in the photos below. Over $14,000 was raised.  Thanks to all for supporting youth pursue water environment careers!