Archive | December, 2012

December 2012 at a Glance

December 31, 2012

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Featured Other News WEF Mobilizes Network To Assist in Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Hurricane Sandy pummeled the northeastern United States Oct. 29–30. High winds and rain caused widespread power outages and flooding; hardest hit were New York City and parts of New Jersey. As citizens took shelter, wastewater treatment facilities continued to operate as […]

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WEF Hosts Energy–Water Nexus Workshop

December 28, 2012

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Photo courtesy of Lisa Tryson, Danfoss.

A variety of energy and water experts gathered at a workshop Nov. 27 to discuss energy generation and energy efficiency technologies and practices at wastewater treatment facilities. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with the Alliance to Save Energy (Washington, D.C.) and Danfoss (Nordborg, Denmark), hosted the workshop. During the workshop, presentations focused […]

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WEF Mobilizes Network To Assist in Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery

December 27, 2012

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An ARCADIS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) employee uses the company’s HaulPass debris tracking system to assist with restoration efforts at wastewater treatment facilities after Superstorm Sandy. Photo courtesy of ARCADIS.

Hurricane Sandy pummeled the northeastern United States Oct. 29–30. High winds and rain caused widespread power outages and flooding; hardest hit were New York City and parts of New Jersey. As citizens took shelter, wastewater treatment facilities continued to operate as long as possible. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) mobilized its network of […]

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WEF Member Association Celebrates the Holiday with WATER’s WORTH IT™

December 25, 2012

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Photo courtesy of Valerie A. Lucas, Kentucky Tennessee Water Environment Association (Louisville, Ky.) executive director.

The Kentucky Tennessee Water Environment Association (Louisville, Ky.) board showed their dedication to the WATER’S WORTH IT™ message in the association’s holiday greetings card.

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

December 24, 2012

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George T. Bachman, member since Jan. 1, 1970, Central States Water Environment Association. Noel Baratta, member since Jan. 1, 1972, New England Water Environment Association. Peter A. Nese, member since Jan. 1, 1978, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Larry L. Russell, member since Jan. 1, 1975, California Water Environment Association. James F. Stahl, member since […]

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Water Quality Training Event Reaches Audience Onsite and Online

December 21, 2012

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Approximately 800 people joined the discussion about water quality during two simultaneous workshop–webcast events on Nov. 28 and 29. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the World Resources Institute (WRI) hosted workshops co-sponsored by WRI, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Nov. 28, EPA held a […]

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Operations Challenge 2012 Celebrates 25th Anniversary

December 20, 2012

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WEFTEC® 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of Operations Challenge. A total of 38 teams gathered in New Orleans to compete in the competition’s five events, Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Collection Systems, and Wilo Maintenance. Photos courtesy of Kieffer Photography. And the winners are:

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WEF Past President Receives Honorary Member Status

December 19, 2012

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Jim Clark presenting the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize during the awards ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Österberg, Exray.

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Past President James H. Clark has added WEF Honorary Membership to a long list of achievements. Clark, a senior vice president at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.), served as WEF president from 2001 to 2002. He received the WEF Emerson Medal for outstanding service in 2006 and the […]

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