Archive | February, 2013

U.S. EPA SepticSmart Program Educates About Care and Maintenance

February 21, 2013

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the SepticSmart program to encourage homeowners to maintain their septic systems and prevent repairs and pollution that could harm waterways and public health, according to an EPA news release. The national public education effort promotes septic system care and maintenance, educates about proper use and maintenance requirements, and […]

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From the President: Creating a Level Playing Field for All

February 20, 2013

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Cordell Samuels, 2012–2013 WEF President

Lately, there have been many discussions about developing the utility of the future and recovering energy and chemicals from water resource recovery facilities. But less is being said about the operators and the engineers who will be needed to design, manage, maintain, and operate these facilities. Our sector is experiencing a massive changeover in personnel […]

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Apply Now To Participate in the 2013 Water Leadership Institute

February 20, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Leadership Institute now is accepting applications for those interested in participating in the 2013 program. The program is designed to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional commitment from future leaders of the water quality sector. Developed and operated by WEF, it helps participants develop new skills and knowledge […]

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Add Your Voice to the Global Discussion on Water

February 19, 2013

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UN seeks input for Post-2015 Millennium Development Goal  The United Nations (UN; New York) with support from other organizations is facilitating a discussion on a vision for the future. Make sure soon that your voice is heard and your opinion is counted; the ability to contribute to discussion items will end in the next few […]

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Don’t Miss the Opportunity To Submit Award Nominations for 2013

February 16, 2013

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Do you know someone who has made a positive contribution to the water environment? Don’t let their efforts go unnoticed! Submit your nomination for the 2013 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Annual Awards by April 1. With more than 20 annual awards, WEF provides the opportunity for distinguished leaders within the water environment sector […]

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Reviewers Needed for Two WEF Special Publications

February 14, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) seeks individuals interested in participating as reviewers of two publications. Reviewers must work closely with WEF staff and dedicate expertise and time to ensuring the development of high-quality manuals according to a publication schedule. If interested in serving as a reviewer, contact Britt Sheinbaum at bsheinbaum@wef.org. Green Infrastructure […]

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2013 WEF Conference Lineup — Don’t Miss These Educational Opportunities

February 12, 2013

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Disinfection and Public Health Conference 2013 Feb. 24–26, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Learn about disinfection needs and technologies around the world at scales ranging from large urban water resource recovery facilities to small-community and household systems. Register now. The Utility Management Conference™ 2013 March 10–13, Renaissance Glendale (Ariz.) Hotel Hear how water utilities are challenged with […]

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Students Design Efficient Water Pumps for Let’s Solve Water Challenge

February 11, 2013

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More than100 high school students from the Rochester, N.Y.-area participated in the inaugural Let’s Solve Water Challenge sponsored by Xylem (White Plains, N.Y.). Photo courtesy of Xylem.

More than 100 high school students gathered to decide how to build the most efficient water pump during the inaugural Let’s Solve Water Challenge. Student members of Rochester (N.Y.) Community Robotics teams from eight local high schools participated in this 2-week competition sponsored by Xylem (White Plains, N.Y.). Xylem engineers kicked off the competition by […]

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