July 25, 2017

Comments Off on Great Water Cities Summit Shares Holistic Approach to Resilience

Great Water Cities Summit Shares Holistic Approach to Resilience

Building truly resilient cities requires a holistic approach that considers physical, financial, and workforce components. Attendees at the Great Water Cities Summit 2017: Invest4Resilience learned details about each of these components and discovered the way such cities as New York have turned resilience challenges into opportunities. “I love the title of the summit, the Great […]

Continue reading...

July 24, 2017

Comments Off on Value of Water Campaign Survey Finds Water Infrastructure Important to Americans

Value of Water Campaign Survey Finds Water Infrastructure Important to Americans

The Value of Water Campaign has released results from a survey exploring voters’ opinions about the importance of funding water infrastructure. Researchers conducted 1000 telephone interviews with registered voters. Participants were asked to rank the importance of various issues that government leaders need to address and to rank specifically the importance of water infrastructure. Participants […]

Continue reading...

July 21, 2017

Comments Off on WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

Continue reading...

July 18, 2017

Comments Off on WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

Continue reading...

July 17, 2017

Comments Off on LIFT Celebrates 5 Years and Releases Survey Visualization Tool

LIFT Celebrates 5 Years and Releases Survey Visualization Tool

The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary of helping to bring innovation into practice, has issued the 2017 Water Technology Survey Visualization Tool. LIFT — a joint Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative — has helped more than […]

Continue reading...

July 15, 2017

Comments Off on Mention Members in WEFCOM To Share Interesting Posts

Mention Members in WEFCOM To Share Interesting Posts

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members who participate in discussions in WEFCOM now can tag others in posts and replies. Use the @mention function to notify others of discussion threads and blog posts in the online networking platform that they may find interesting. Those tagged by this function will receive an email notification containing […]

Continue reading...

July 13, 2017

Comments Off on Enter the WE&T Operator in Action Photo Contest

Enter the WE&T Operator in Action Photo Contest

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces photo contests for its magazine, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). Anyone can submit photos that convey the current theme. Accepted submissions will be placed online for water sector professionals to vote for their favorites. Three winning photos with the highest number of votes will be selected and […]

Continue reading...

June 30, 2017

Comments Off on June 2017 Digest

June 2017 Digest

Featured Other News Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and […]

Continue reading...