Help us make a splash at WEFTEC!

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Help us make a splash at WEFTEC!

 

The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality conference. As members of the Association of Water and Environment (AWE) - the Kansas student chapter of WEF and American Water Works Association (AWWA) - we have been working on a wastewater design project to submit for the 2018 WEFTEC Student Design Competition. We had the privilege of being the first team EVER from the state of Kansas to present our design last year, and we would like to continue the tradition. As such, the AWE Design Team is asking for your help so that we may attend and compete this year.

 

As environmental engineering students, participating in the WEFTEC Student Design Competition provides an opportunity to not only hone our technical and design skills, but also develop our professional writing and presentation skills. Proficiency in these areas is essential for our continued career success. In addition to student events, WEFTEC offers so much more in workshops, technical sessions, and the EXPO floor. Networking is also an important aspect of the conference experience in which students can make connections with world leaders in the wastewater field. This will prepare our team as we transition from academics to industry. For more information on WEFTEC and all it has to offer, please visit www.weftec.org.

 

Travelling to WEFTEC can be costly, so we are asking for your support. This will go toward travelling expenses for five students on the 2018 KU Design Team. Thank you for tapping into your love of water and donating a few drops to help us navigate our way to New Orleans!  

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A short 5-minute shower uses between 25-50 gallons of water. That’s comparable to washing a load of clothes!

$20

$20

It takes 20 gallons of water to make just one pound of plastic.

$50

$50

More than 50% of landscape water use is estimated to go to waste due to evaporation or runoff caused by over watering.

$100

$100

In a year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons of water.

$200

$200

In just one day, 200 million work hours are consumed globally by women collecting water for their families.

$500

$500

The world’s largest water reclamation facility in Chicago is located on over 500 acres of land and treats up to 1.5 billion gallons of water per day!

$750

$750

Just one gallon of gasoline can contaminate approximately 750,000 gallons of water.

$1,000

$1000

Recycled water costs a little over $1000 an acre-foot to produce, about HALF the cost of desalinating ocean water!

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