September 30, 2014

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September 2014 at a Glance

Featured Other News Cities of the Future Offer Water Management Lessons Chicago Summit Discussion continues in New Orleans during WEFTEC® 2014   Any community can learn a lesson or two from cities leading the way in water resource management. Leaders from these cities, representing both the public and private sectors, gathered at the Chicago Water […]

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September 29, 2014

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Recognizing the 2014 WEF Award Recipients

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the recipients of the 2014 WEF Awards that will be presented during the 87th annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) 2014 in New Orleans. Camp Applied Research Award Sudhir Murthy, Washington, D.C. Chesapeake Water Environment Association Collection Systems Published Contributions Award   Authors: Lawrence J. […]

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September 26, 2014

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Announcing the 2014 WEF Fellows

Recognizing distinguished members and their contributions to water quality   The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced 12 distinguished members as 2014 WEF Fellows recipients. “These are some of the finest water quality professionals in action today,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “The Fellows’ designation recognizes the level of their impact on […]

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September 24, 2014

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Ronald Delo, member since 1977, New York Water Environment Association. John L. Irwin, member since 1970, Michigan Water Environment Association. James S. Kumagai, member since 1965, Hawaii Water Environment Association. Blake Maloney, member since 1971, New Jersey Water Environment Association.

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September 23, 2014

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Modeling Experts Contribute To IWA/WEF Seminar

Ingmar Nopens, chair of the seminar’s Scientific Committee, and Marina Arnaldos Orts, member of the seminar’s Young Water Professional Committee, helped organize the International Water Association (IWA; London)/Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Wastewater Treatment Modeling Seminar 2014. Ingmar Nopens Ingmar Nopens is an Associate Professor at Ghent (Belgium) University, where he leads the BIOMATH […]

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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 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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