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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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Annual Conference & Exhibit 2021 Announcement

NEWEA’s Staff and Meeting Management Council began meeting regularly this summer to discuss options for hosting the 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibit with consideration for current public health guidelines and protocols. We had previously identified three possibilities for hosting the 2021 Annual Conference: 1. Fully virtual 2. Hybrid virtual and in-person 3. Fully in-person The […]

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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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GoAigua CEO Talks Wastewater Epidemiology Testing at NEWEA’s Reverse Pitch Webinar

On October 20, 2020, Pablo Calabuig, CEO of GoAigua, spoke at “What’s the role of wastewater analytics/sampling/epidemiology during the COVID pandemic?”. As a panelist at this first webinar in NEWEA’s Innovation Council’s Reverse Pitch Series, Pablo spoke about a successful implementation with the City of Burlington, Vermont. The City was subdivided into Sewerheds by reviewing […]

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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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