August 31, 2014

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August 2014 at a Glance

Featured Other News Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic […]

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August 29, 2014

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Gregg E. Harkness, member since 1974, Florida Water Environment Association. Kenneth T. Holmes, member since 1975, California Water Environment Association. Arthur K. Hutt, member since 1977, Kansas Water Environment Association.

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August 26, 2014

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From the President: Upgrading WEF’s Customer Service

Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

In April, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Executive Director Eileen O’Neill and I visited New Orleans for a meeting with Cedric Grant, the new director of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. In the taxi line at the airport, we waited for transportation into the city. Our transportation looked to be a well-maintained […]

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August 25, 2014

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheets

The Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids Committee has released two fact sheets created by its subcommittees. The Sustainable Residuals Use Subcommittee developed the “Phosphorus in Biosolids: How To Protect Water Quality While Advancing Biosolids” fact sheet that discusses state regulations for phosphorus and their effects on biosolids usage as well as the […]

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August 22, 2014

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Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

For a new study, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is working to identify barriers and response solutions to energy efficiency and resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Through Aug. 31, water sector professionals are invited to take the […]

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August 21, 2014

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WEFTEC Receives Two Sector Awards

Steve Harrison, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff member, accepts the “Winner in Best Application of Content/Education on the Showfloor” E.X.C.I.T.E. award for the WEFTEC 2013 Operations Challenge event. WEF photo/Laura Leslie.

The Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), has received two E.X.C.I.T.E. awards from Expo (Norwalk, Conn.). According to Expo Magazine, the E.X.C.I.T.E. awards “represent the cutting edge in every facet of the trade show and events industry.” WEFTEC was named “Winner in Best Application of Content/Education on the Showfloor” for its WEFTEC […]

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August 20, 2014

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What’s BREWing in Milwaukee?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announces those chosen to participate in the Water Council (Milwaukee) Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (BREW) Batch II accelerator program. Photo courtesy of the Water Council.

Water innovation clusters, such as the Water Council in Milwaukee, are helping companies innovate and commercialize water technology while stimulating economic development and job creation. Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (BREW) is a mentor-driven, seed-accelerator program led by the Water Council, and focused on solving freshwater issues with innovative startups and producing cutting-edge technology. Companies […]

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August 19, 2014

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WEF Announces Revamped Knowledge Center

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Knowledge Center offers comprehensive online training materials for water professionals and students. The revamped website includes many new elements such as a free featured video every month, group purchase functionality, nearly 100 courses and activities, and Continuing Education Units available for more than 20 courses. Users can purchase […]

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