Archive | July, 2013

July 2013 at a Glance

July 31, 2013

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Featured Other News Battling for the Title of Greenest Building U.S. EPA Names Battle of the Buildings 2012 Winners More than 3000 buildings from across the United States took the challenge to reduce energy use during 2012 in hopes of being named winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star National Building Competition: […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 31, 2013

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Davis L. Ford, member since 1970, Water Environment Association of Texas. John W. Goni, member since 1974, California Water Environment Association. George Wilson, member since 1969, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. WEF life member status is given to those who have been active members for at least 35 years and have reached the age of 65.

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U.S. EPA Works To Boost the Environmental Workforce

July 30, 2013

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded 16 entities a total of $3.2 million through its Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program to help improve the environment while lowering the unemployment rate. Local programs working to train and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their communities received the grants, […]

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WEFTEC 2013 by the Numbers: New Pricing Offers Access to More

July 30, 2013

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Once again, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) attendees can take advantage of the event’s extensive range of educational activities. But WEFTEC® 2013 offers something new, a reduced full-conference registration pricing that includes streamlined registration categories. WEFTEC 2013 features 144 technical sessions, 24 hands-on workshops, and 10 facility tours. The […]

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Solving the Silver Nanoparticle Problem

July 30, 2013

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Michael Fields (left), Xylem, Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.), and Sanda Ralston (right), WEF President-elect, stand with the 2013 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners. From left, the winners including runner-up Leah Huling of Ada, Okla., winner Anirudh Jain of Portland, Ore., and runner-up Deepika Kurup of Nashua, N.H. were recognized for their water-related research.

U.S. SJWP winner identifies sulfidation as way to clean nanoparticles from wastewater   Anirudh Jain won the 2013 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) by identifying sulfidation as a means to reduce silver nanoparticle pollution in wastewater. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced Jain as winner for his project, titled “Sulfidation as a […]

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Distinguished Members Named 2013 WEF Fellows

July 26, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced 15 distinguished members as 2013 WEF Fellows recipients. The program recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise, including but not limited to design education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership. The following 2013 […]

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Learn About Total Organic Compounds, Rate Structures, and More in WEF Webcasts

July 25, 2013

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Using TOC To Replace BOD Requirements Aug. 7, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. Creative Rate Structure and Affordability Program Options for Utilities Aug. 21, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. Towards a Renewable Future: Assessing Macro Nutrient Recovery as a Viable Treatment Alternative Sept. 4, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. User-Fee Funded Stormwater Utilities: Update to […]

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Submit Abstracts To Participate in WEF Biosolids and Odors Conferences

July 24, 2013

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Become a part of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical program by submitting abstracts for oral presentations, workshops, and panel discussions for these WEF conferences: Residuals and Biosolids 2014 — Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource Recovery will be held at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center, May 18 to 21. Submissions are due by […]

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