September 19, 2014

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ISO Releases Water Footprint Standard

The International Organization of Standards (ISO; Geneva) published ISO 14046, Environmental Management — Water footprint — Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines, a standard for measuring a water footprint. ISO 14046 will enable a variety of organizations — from industry to government to nongovernmental organizations — to measure their potential environmental affect from water use and pollution […]

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September 18, 2014

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WEF Releases Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) recently released Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual, Third Edition, which provides basic principles, best practices, and detailed calculations for surface water, groundwater, drinking water treatment, and wastewater engineering. The solutions presented in this manual of practice (MOP) are based on practical field data and current federal and state rules […]

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September 17, 2014

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Infographic Reveals Results from Declining Water Levels

To bring attention to power and the importance of clean water, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology in Athens, created an infographic that focuses on how providing clean water could change the world. It includes several facts about the effect water has on social change and human health, such as the following: Clean […]

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September 16, 2014

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WEF Coordinating Comments to U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule on the “Waters of the United States”

On April 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly published in the Federal Register a proposed rule, also known as “Waters of the United States” rulemaking, to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed definitions of waters will apply to all Clean […]

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September 12, 2014

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New WEFTEC Ads Offered to MAs

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has designed a new advertisement, “WEFTEC® is for Operators,” for Member Associations (MAs) to help promote WEFTEC 2014. The ad features a wastewater specialist competing at the 27th annual WEFTEC Operations Challenge where operators complete a series of tests to demonstrate the best combination of precision, speed, and […]

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September 10, 2014

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Join WEF and Save on WEFTEC Registration

Membership to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) comes with many perks, one of which is saving up to $200 on WEFTEC® registration. This year, WEF’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference will take place Sept. 27 ‒ Oct. 1 in New Orleans. Join WEF and save by registering for WEFTEC at the member […]

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September 8, 2014

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WEF No-Charge Webcast Covers Force Mains

Force Main Condition Assessment Series Part 3: Virtual Panel Discussion In this final installment of the Force Main Condition Assessment webcast series, speakers from the first two webcasts are invited back for a “virtual” panel discussion to provide more detail about lessons they learned when conducting condition assessments on force mains. These speakers are Henry […]

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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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