June 26, 2020 - In This Issue:
Call for Abstracts! Deadline July 27.
NYWEA's 93rd Annual Meeting 
The leaders of NYWEA in conjunction with the Program Committee and Conference Management Committee are now working on the plans for NYWEA's 93rd Annual Meeting.

We are unable to predict the status of the coronavirus in the future, and what the restrictions will be on large in-person gatherings in February of 2021. The health and safety of our members and attendees of the conference are of utmost importance to us. We now have the success and experience of the Virtual Spring Meeting under our belts and are prepared for the following scenarios for the 93rd Annual Meeting: 
  • A full in-person event, as we have done in the past, 
  • A complete virtual meeting (similar to what was just done for the Spring Meeting),
  • A combination virtual/in-person event.
As decisions are made, we look forward to sharing this information with you. In the meantime, we are happy to announce the Call for Abstracts is now open! Please submit your abstract for the 93rd Annual Meeting by July  27.

Topics include:
  • Asset Management
  • Collection Systems & Distribution
  • CSO/SSO/Wet Weather Issues
  • Disinfection
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Energy Conservation & Generation
  • Ethics
  • Global Issues/Humanitarian Assistance
  • Government Affairs
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Information Technology & Automation
  • Manufacturers Forum
  • Nitrogen Removal
  • Odor Control
  • Operators Forum
  • Pretreatment/Industrial Wastewater
  • Public Education & Outreach Programs
  • Regulatory
  • Research & Innovation
  • Residuals & Biosolids
  • Resiliency
  • Resource Recovery
  • Stormwater Management/Green Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Utility Management
  • Water Reclamation (formerly Wastewater)
  • Watershed Management
  • Young Professionals
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Webinars: July 1 and July 8, 12 pm-1 pm (EDT)
Member Education Committee Events Are Going Virtual 
There is still time to register for these webinars!
The Membrane Bioreactors Training,  offered as a 4-part Lunch & Learn webinar series (one hour each), has parts 3 and 4 coming up on July 1 and July 8. The series offers up to 4 RTC and 4 PDH (for those attending all 4), but will only receive credit for each full hour attended. Attendees must answer questions during the training to verify attendance.
Part 3 will cover MBR Operations.
Part 4 will cover Fishbone Analysis of MBRs.

Each training session will be $20 (or all 4 parts training sessions for $75). This webinar series is sponsored by Koester Associates.

COVID-19: New CDC Water Worker Website  
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have worked hand in hand to ensure the American public has the information they need to stay informed with respect to using water resources.

CDC recently posted a  new coronavirus website for sanitation and wastewater workers. Additionally, EPA regularly updates its  coronavirus website, which provides information on drinking water and wastewater. In addition to information for the general public, this website includes resources for state, local, and tribal agencies and intergovernmental associations. 

Having fully operational drinking water and wastewater services is critical during the COVID-19 national health emergency. EPA supports our nation's water and wastewater employees who help protect human health and the environment every single day.

For the latest information from EPA about COVID-19, see  www.epa.gov/coronavirus.
2020 NYWEA Scholarship Winners Announced  
$12,000 Environmental Career Scholarship 
Eric Smith (Niagara County, Western Chapter)

$8,000 Nicholas J. Bartilucci Environmental Scholarship  
Sarah Nace (Suffolk County, Long Island Chapter) 

$4,000 General High School Scholarships
Lucy Smith (New York, Metropolitan Chapter)
Kiernan Beckett (Monroe County, Genesee Chapter) 

$4,000 Child of Member Scholarships
Lauren Howard (Clarkson University Student Chapter, Capital Chapter) 
Jacob Sullivan (Steuben County, Genesee Chapter) 

$4,000 College Student Chapter Scholarships
Matthew Sweeney (Manhattan College, Metropolitan Chapter)
Julie Yaish (CCNY, Metropolitan Chapter) 
David Ip (CCNY, Metropolitan Chapter)  
Timothy Webb-Horvath (SUNY ESF, Central Chapter)
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