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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are core principles to the Water Environment Federation's mission. We are committed to creating an organization that acknowledges and celebrates our unique differences and that includes bringing you a full slate of DEI programming at WEFTEC.

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With WEFTEC less than a month away, we want to give you a simple guide to the protocols that we have put in place to ensure a healthy and safe WEFTEC for all. Find out below what to expect as you arrive at WEFTEC. 

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The scholarship program, Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water (InFLOW), will return to WEFTEC 2021 for its fourth year to continue to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water sector.

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We liked hearing everyone's reasons to join us Chicago for WEFTEC 2021 so much that we put together another installment of the people you can meet in Chicago this October sharing their unique “WEFTEC Why.”

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The documentary, “Brave Blue World,” will make its in-person WEFTEC debut on Monday, October 18. Come to a screening of this documentary, which paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations for a sustainable water future.

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See what’s in store for the WEFTEC 2021 Opening General Session to kick off the water sector’s family reunion.

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Get the most updated schedules and descriptions for all the WEFTEC 2021 educational programming. Search by Schedule, Focus Area, or Speaker.

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Every individual who attends WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or results of a negative test for COVID-19 obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival at registration to pick up credentials. These new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate.

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The Water For People World Water Classic 6/60k challenge is back for 2021. You can register to walk or run 6k, bike 60k, do both, or choose your own activity like paddling, skating, or swimming. This year the Classic also has in person options in Chicago.

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