Archive | May, 2013

May 2013 at a Glance

May 31, 2013

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Featured Other News WEF and U.S. EPA Tour Innovations at University of South Florida On March 27, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaders to attend the Water innovation Tour at the University of South Florida (USF; Tampa). Presenting a United Front for Water Infrastructure Funding Leaders gather […]

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Rethinking Water Infrastructure

May 31, 2013

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Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy is dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida (Tampa). Photo courtesy of Eric Vance ©U.S. EPA.

Lecture educates about using innovative ideas and holistic plans for flexible water management   On May 14, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy presented a lecture about the need to revolutionize water infrastructure. Vairavamoorthy, dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida (Tampa), spoke at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters building […]

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Setting Nutrient Management Priorities Using U.S. EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool

May 30, 2013

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Need to reduce loadings of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a tool to help. The Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT) was created to help states and other stakeholders develop source reduction strategies and numeric criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus, according to EPA’s NPDAT website. The […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 29, 2013

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Peter S. Baranyai, member since Jan. 1, 1978, Indiana Water Environment Association. Michael Cook, member since Jan. 1, 1977, Water Environment Association of Texas. Raymond J. Fiore, member since Jan. 1, 1967, New York Water Environment Association. Desmond Lawler, member since Jan. 1, 1977, Water Environment Association of Texas. David M. Pipes, member since Jan. […]

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Mr. Millea Goes to Washington

May 25, 2013

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Matt Millea, on the right at the table, gives a testimony urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to fund programs for the operation of wastewater and water treatment services. Photo courtesy Steve Dye, McAllister & Quinn (Washington, D.C.).

WEF member testifies on the need for and benefits of funding water projects   On April 16, Matt Millea, vice chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Government Affairs Committee, appeared before members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to fund programs critical to successful operation of wastewater and water treatment […]

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Presenting One Voice for Water on Capitol Hill

May 24, 2013

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WEF member Curtis Smalley, fourth from left, attends a meeting with a Texas congressional representative during the 2013 Water Matters! Fly-In. Photo courtesy of Smalley. Photo courtesy of Curtis Smalley.

WEF members gain personal and professional experience at the Water Matters! Fly-In   Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members met with government officials to take a stand for water infrastructure funding, as well as other water industry issues, at the third annual Water Matters! Fly-In. The event, hosted jointly by WEF and the American […]

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WEF and U.S. EPA Tour Innovations at University of South Florida

May 23, 2013

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From left, Daniel Yeh, USF associate professor of civil and environmental engineering presents information about his team’s NEWgeneratorTM, which converts wastewater into nutrients, clean water, and energy; and work to integrate wastewater treatment and algae biofuel production through the Isolated Cultivation of Algal Resources Utilizing Sewage process, to Stoner and Eger. Photo courtesy of Blodgett.

On March 27, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaders to attend the Water innovation Tour at the University of South Florida (USF; Tampa). Jeff Eger, WEF executive director; Matt Ries, WEF chief technical officer; Nancy Stoner, EPA Office of Water assistant administrator; and Jeffery Lape, EPA Office […]

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U.S. EPA Introduces Blueprint for Promoting Water Industry Innovations

May 16, 2013

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From left, Nancy Stoner, assistant administrator of the Office of Water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Jeff Eger , Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) executive director attended a Water Innovation tour at the University of South Florida (Tampa). Stoner unveiled EPA’s new Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation during the tour.

On March 27, Nancy Stoner, assistant administrator of the Office of Water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), unveiled the Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation during a Water Innovation Tour at the University of South Florida (Tampa). Jeffery Lape, EPA Office of Science and Technology deputy director; Jeff Eger, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, […]

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