Archive | April, 2013

WEF Member Achievements — James L. Barnard Receives Honorary Doctorate

April 19, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch.

James L. Barnard, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since Jan. 1, 1972, and Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) Global Practice and Technology leader, has received an honorary doctorate from the Iowa State University (Ames) College of Engineering. Barnard is known as the “father of biological nutrient removal” for inventing […]

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WEF Joins in Opposing Cuts to Agricultural Conservation Programs

April 19, 2013

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The Water Environment Association (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 27 other water and conservation organizations in opposing cuts to Farm Bill agricultural conservation programs. WEF and these organizations submitted a letter on Feb. 28 to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appropriations committees, opposing cuts to these programs that […]

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From the President: A Time To Act

April 17, 2013

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Cordell Samuels, 2012–2013 WEF President

During my travels on behalf of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the most prevalent thing I’ve noticed is that the water-related issues people discuss share similar themes, regardless of the location. From Puerto Rico to Mexico to states across the country and even territories in Canada, I have heard the same concerns on […]

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WEF Releases Compendium of Global Stormwater Articles

April 12, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has compiled several stormwater articles from Water Environment & Technology and World Water into 2012 Global Water Issues Vol. III: Stormwater. This publication, available for download at no charge, includes articles on such topics as a stormwater pollution-trapping system in Malaysia, the use of urban trees to control runoff, […]

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Water-Recycling Technology in Space Evolves

April 10, 2013

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Complete water recycling systems both reduce cost and protect the health astronauts. The International Space Station (ISS), pictured above, has had a water-recycling system since 2009. Photo courtesy of Michael T. Flynn, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center.

NASA researches innovative technologies for long-term and commercial space flight   On Jan. 30, water industry professionals gathered to attend a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria) VIP luncheon in Chicago. The luncheon, which marked both the conclusion of the eighth annual WERF Research Forum and the beginning […]

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Prepare To Attend These Upcoming Educational WEF Conferences

April 9, 2013

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Residuals and Biosolids 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Sustainable Resource Recovery May 5–8, Nashville Convention Center Explore the development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of residuals and biosolids management, as well as the latest approaches, practices, and techniques for the new direction in which this field is heading. Register now. Energy & Water 2013: Integrated Solutions for […]

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Register Now for WEFTEC 2013 and Download the New App

April 8, 2013

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Register now to attend the 86th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC® 2013. WEF has announced a new WEFTEC 2013 pricing structure that streamlines registration categories and reduces prices for most participants. This includes no charge exhibition registration for all attendees who register online in advance, compliments of WEF […]

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WEF’s Upcoming Webcasts Educate About Clarifiers, Process Control, Collection Systems, and Grit Removal

April 5, 2013

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Optimizing Clarifier Design and Performance Series Part 1 – Standards, Design, and Characteristics April 10, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Review design standards and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manual procedures, as well as flow control and the effects of various unit processes on performance; discuss clarifier configurations and components; and determine or verify loading rates. Register now. […]

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