Archive | October, 2012

WEF’s Matt Ries Learns About Wastewater Energy Innovations from European Experts

October 22, 2012

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Matt Reis, chief technical officer at the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), stands next to a gas extratction device on top of the Polk County (Fla.) bioreactor landfill. Photo courtesy of Reis.

Matt Ries, chief technical officer at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), spends his days working to find and connect WEF with the newest and best wastewater treatment innovations around the world. This pursuit continues into his personal life, too. Ries spends much of his free time learning even more about these innovations during […]

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Submit an Idea To Reinvent the Toilet

October 20, 2012

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If you have an idea for a new, innovative, self-contained toilet, the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle) wants to hear from you. The team has issued a request for letters of inquiry (LOIs) to participate in the next phase of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. Accepted applicants […]

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WEF’s Water for Jobs Campaign Promotes Water Infrastructure Investment

October 19, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is spreading the word that investing in water infrastructure is an investment in American jobs and America’s future. In partnership with WEF Member Associations, American Public Works Association (Kansas City. Mo.), American Water (Voorhees, N.J.), American Water Works Association (Denver), CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), the National Association of […]

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Webcasts Educate About Biosolids and Asset Management

October 18, 2012

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Learn about biosolids and asset management through these no-cost Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) webcasts: National Biosolids Partnership: Biosolids 101 – Fundamentals of Practice — Oct. 31, 2–3 p.m. (EST) This webcast covers the historical development and current regulatory compliance requirements of Part 503, Subpart B, of the Biosolids Land Application Rule. Participants will […]

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WERF and WEF Working To Increase Use of Innovative Solutions in Water Sector

October 15, 2012

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) is looking for ways to accelerate use of innovations in water treatment and water reclamation facilities while reducing risk and conserving resources. To accomplish this, WERF partnered with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria) to implement the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) initiative, according to a […]

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Planting Oysters To Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

October 12, 2012

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WEF staffer volunteers for local oyster cultivation organization   Every day Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members work to improve water quality, and some take this dedication back to their communities. Lauren Henretty, WEFTEC® program coordinator, is working in her community to help clean the Chesapeake Bay. Henretty volunteers with the Town of […]

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WEF Files Amicus Brief Supporting Land Application of Biosolids

October 10, 2012

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On Aug. 9, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed an amicus brief with the California 5th District Court of Appeals. The brief offers support for Southern California municipal agencies in their legal challenge to a ban on land application of biosolids in Kern County, Calif. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, […]

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