April 18, 2014

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Register Now for WEFTEC 2014 To Receive the Best Rate

Register now to join thousands of water professionals at the world’s largest water conference and exhibition. Take advantage of the numerous educational, networking, and business-building opportunities that will occur during the 87th annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) 2014, being held Sept. 27–Oct. 1 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. “While [...]

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April 16, 2014

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From the President: WEF Helps the Water Sector Develop ‘Soft Skills’ for Success

Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel the country and engage groups of utility managers in a discussion of pressing issues. More than 100 of these professionals from around the United States participated in “views from the lunchroom” discussions. Despite differences in utility size or location, I saw a remarkable consistency in what [...]

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April 15, 2014

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WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities

Throughout the year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics. See the 2014 Specialty Conference Catalog for more details. Register and make plans to attend the following events: Residuals and Biosolids 2014 — Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource [...]

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April 11, 2014

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WEF White Paper Explores National Stormwater Program Testing, Evaluation

A national testing and evaluation program for stormwater products and practices could help meet a growing need for affordable and effective stormwater management infrastructure, according to a paper released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) work group. The paper, “Investigation into the Feasibility of [...]

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April 8, 2014

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WEF Members Participate in U.S. EPA ‘Net Zero’ Workshop

Alicia Chakrabarti, associate engineer at East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, Calif.), discusses NetZero with Mark Kodak, senior fellow at the Army Environmental Policy Institute. WEF staff photo/Barry Liner.

Water sector leaders representing the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) attended a “net zero” workshop on Feb. 25 to develop a resource document and roadmap that will help communities and partners reduce waste, and water- and energy-footprints at a local level. Professionals from various disciplines attended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop, “Promoting [...]

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April 4, 2014

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WEF Webcasts: Algae Bioreactors and Force Main Condition Assessments

Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching It From All Sides Learn about using encapsulated algae in wastestreams for enhanced nutrient removal. Compare algae nutrient removal to conventional denitrification and hear facility benefits of algal nutrient removal. The three webcast topics will cover the research, engineering, and utility perspectives on [...]

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April 3, 2014

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WEFTEC Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes

WEFTEC® 2014 will host the third annual Ingenuity Contest. This competition recognizes that some innovations come not from a research lab, but from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity with a tweak here or a little fix there. WEFTEC will [...]

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March 31, 2014

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March 2014 at a Glance

Featured Other News San Francisco’s Sewers Speak Out Public messaging campaign educates about wastewater treatment from sewer’s perspective Advanced wastewater treatment systems around the world operate virtually undercover. They carry away wastewater, treat it to high standards, and release it back into the environment undetected by most customers. But, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission [...]

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