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A Note on the 2021 Annual Conference

Planning is now underway for our 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibit. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold, much remains uncertain about the timeline of safely returning to large in-person gatherings. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. Since we are unable to anticipate the status of the outbreak in January […]

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Announcing the NEWEA Student Design Competition for 2019

The NEWEA Student Activities Committee (SAC) is happy to announce the Student Design Competition (SDC) for 2019. The SAC is hoping to increase participation of students and to get utilities, consulting firms, and municipalities involved too! If you are a Facility/Utility/ Consultant/Consulting Firm, here is how to get involved: Facility/Utility/Consultant/Consulting Firm Sponsorship:  Competition can be […]

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COVID-19 Update from the NEWEA Office

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the NEWEA Office is taking important steps to maintain the health and safety of our office and communities. Please read the notices below to remain up to date on how this is impacting the NEWEA office and our upcoming events. NEWEA Office The NEWEA Office will be temporarily […]

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COVID-19: Implications for the Water and Wastewater Industry

COVID-19: Implications for the Water and Wastewater Industry April 1, 2020 John Bergendahl, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA, jberg@wpi.edu Marina Fernandes, P.E., LEED AP, Tighe & Bond, Westwood MA Wayne E. Bates, Ph.D., P.E., Tighe & Bond, Westwood MA INTRODUCTION In December 2019, multiple cases […]

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Do You Have a Safety Goal? Part 3

By David Wright Continued from part two of this series. In October/November of each year, OSHA publishes the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards. Here are the Top 10 for 2017: Fall Protection – General Requirements Hazard Communication Scaffolding Respiratory Protection Lockout/Tagout Ladders Powered Industrial Trucks Machine Guarding Fall Protection – Training Requirements Electrical – […]

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Green Steps – Climate Resiliency in Water Resource Planning

Jake Cantor – Hazen and Sawyer NEWEA Sustainability Committee Contributor A changing climate presents challenges for utilities to provide clean drinking water, treat wastewater and mitigate stormwater impacts. Infrastructure damage resulting from extreme weather and flooding associated with climate change may be costly and can even displace communities, particularly in underserved areas that are more […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

In this installment of Green Steps, we pause to take a moment to highlight initiatives and thoughts from our very own NEWEA Sustainability Committee.  We recognize that we are living in uncertain times right now. Though the daily news is grim and can cause much trepidation, we wanted to help brighten everyone’s news feed by […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee recently completed (February 2019) an informal survey of NEWEA members to better understand how the membership views sustainability, and what our committee can do to further promote sustainable principles and practices within the wastewater community and NEWEA’s membership. The eight-question survey included the following five sustainability-focused questions: How would you describe a […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee (Part 3)

By Courtney Eaton In this installment of Green Steps, we wanted to highlight a few upcoming initiatives from our very own NEWEA Sustainability Committee.  First, a little history of our committee. We started as a standing committee around 2008 when NEWEA members recognized an opportunity to make the operation of NEWEA and specifically NEWEA conferences […]

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