Archive | June, 2012

Gator Visits Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant

June 15, 2012

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Photo courtesy Jim Miller

Everyone knows that Florida is full of alligators. Sometimes they even visit wastewater treatment plants. In May, operators at the Main Street Water Reclamation Facility in Gainesville, Fla., found a 9.5-ft-long scaly visitor lurking in one of the clarifiers. Get the rest of the story in the July issue of Water Environment & Technology.

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WEF Hosts Meeting To Begin Plotting Energy Road Map

June 13, 2012

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Reaching energy neutrality and beyond The old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In the case of wastewater, what a city flushes is an entire treasure trove of resources: nutrients, water, and energy. The key is developing the infrastructure and a culture, internally and externally, that supports recovering these resources through wastewater […]

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U.S. Operations Challenge Team Builds International Ties in Argentina

June 12, 2012

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On April 19, veteran U.S. Operations Challenge competitors joined to compete against 20 teams in the 6th Olimpiadas Sanitarias in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Team members attended the event not only as competitors but also as ambassadors. “Operations Challenge allows us to reach out to other countries and build relationships and introduce them to the wonderful […]

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Amanda Waters Steps Into the Role of Government Affairs Counsel

June 10, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) welcomes Amanda J. Waters to the new position of government affairs counsel. In this role, Waters will monitor, analyze, and report on federal water quality legislation and regulations and their potential effect on WEF members. Waters’ responsibilities include managing grassroots member involvement, working with WEF Member Associations to […]

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WEF Releases Design of Urban Stormwater Controls, MOP 23

June 9, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released Manual of Practice (MOP) 23, Design of Urban Stormwater Controls. The manual is being published jointly with the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Reston, Va.). Fully updated to address the paradigm shift in how stormwater is viewed […]

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WATER’S WORTH IT™ Campaign Takes Off

June 6, 2012

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A growing number of utilities, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations, and other water organizations are using the WATER’S WORTH IT™ public messaging campaign with their constituencies.

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Work for Water Goes on the Road

June 5, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Work for Water program was among the many exhibitors and presenters featured at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering, which was held April 28 and 29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The Work […]

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Luncheon Speakers Issue Challenge to Water Industry Professionals

June 2, 2012

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World Vision (Federal Way, Wash.) demonstrates the importance of handwashing to a young boy from camp Haut la Grotte in Haiti. Photo courtesy Lisa Salyer/World Vision.

Professionals are asked to find ways to improve clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in poor countries World Vision (Federal Way, Wash.) speakers at a luncheon hosted by the Federal Water Quality Association (Washington, D.C.) on April 12 challenged attending water industry professionals to use their background and knowledge to help countries in need. “Your work, […]

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