Archive | December, 2012

Water Professionals Invited To Attend WERF Research Forum

December 18, 2012

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From Jan. 30-Feb. 2, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) volunteers will gather at the Hilton Chicago for the WEF Midyear Meeting to develop programming for WEFTEC® 2013. In conjunction with the Midyear Meeting, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting its 8th Annual WERF Research Forum, Jan. 29-30. At the Research […]

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Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge

December 17, 2012

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Photo courtesy of World Water Monitoring Day.

There’s still time to contribute data and submit award nominations for 2012 So far, more than 100,000 individuals have taken the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC), but there still is time to help increase these numbers. Anyone who has gathered water quality data between March 22 and Dec. 31 must enter results online by Dec. […]

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WEF Urges Congress To Support State Revolving Funds

December 14, 2012

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Executive Director Jeff Eger has joined other association directors to urge the U.S. Senate to ensure adequate funding levels for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final fiscal year 2013 budget. In a Nov.15 joint letter to leaders of […]

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WEFTEC Volunteers Get Muddy To Restore New Orleans City Park Wetland

December 12, 2012

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On Sept. 29, approximately 80 volunteers gathered to participate in Bogging in the Big Easy, the fifth annual WEFTEC® service project. “Overall, the event was amazing,” said Haley Falconer, vice chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee. The wet morning made for muddy planting conditions, but the WEFTEC […]

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2013 International Pavilions Provide Access to New Markets and Sales

December 10, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) International Pavilions provide companies with a cost-effective direct-marketing opportunity to introduce and distribute products and services to the global market. WEF purchases exhibit space at major international water quality shows and offers a booth area for participating companies. Water Arabia 2013 Feb. 4–6; Khobar, Saudi Arabia Water Today’s […]

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Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters

December 5, 2012

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, emergency response was and remains a high priority. Among the most effective emergency response tools for utilities are water and wastewater agency response networks (WARNs). WARNs are based on voluntary mutual-aid agreements among utilities to provide personnel, equipment, materials, and so on to utilities affected by disasters. These agreements, […]

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Learn About the Importance of Data Quality

December 4, 2012

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Data Quality and Validation Webcast Series Part 1 — Dec. 5, 1–3 p.m. (EST) Sound data are important for planning at wastewater treatment plants, particularly those facing stricter effluent regulations. Participants will learn how to use an interactive workbook that enables facilities to define how much sampling is enough. In addition, case studies will be […]

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WEF Blends Technical Sessions With the Exhibition Experience at WEFTEC

December 3, 2012

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has developed a new way to learn at its annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) that blends technical programming with the exhibition experience. These new opportunities — mobile sessions — debuted at WEFTEC 2011. At WEFTEC 2012, WEF expanded the program by offering four mobile sessions. One of […]

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