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WEFTEC Now features timely coverage of major events leading up to, during, and after WEFTEC. This resource will become an enduring record of past WEFTEC conferences as well as provide notice of upcoming events and opportunities.

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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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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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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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WEFTEC 2021 will host the 34th annual Operations Challenge. This five-event competition demonstrates the precision, speed, and safety of the wastewater sector’s most elite specialists.

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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Last month, we asked you if you plan to join us in Chicago for WEFTEC 2021. We had a great response rate and wanted to share what you told us.

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Find out the main themes and trends that emerged as operators, engineers, manufacturers, regulators, scientists, students, educators, and officials from all over the globe connected online to discover, learn, listen, and connect about all aspects of the water sector.

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After 3 days of pulse-pounding action, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) crowned the winners of Operations Challenge 2020 during an awards ceremony on October 8.

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The Ask the Experts Session, “Planning Approaches to Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure for Small Communities — One Chance for Success!” will provide a forum to explore the topics and challenges related to small communities. To dig a little deeper into these issues and set the stage for this session, Dr. A. R. (Bob) Rubin joined WEFTEC Now to provide some background on this topic.

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