Archive | August, 2013

August 2013 at a Glance

August 31, 2013

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Featured Other News Next Stop … Mr. Toilet House Visit a toilet-shaped museum to learn about sanitation in South Korea Looking for a unique vacation destination? Have an affinity for everything related to wastewater? Then look no further: Mr. Toilet House in Suwon, South Korea, offers visitors a variety of novelty photo ops and facts […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

August 30, 2013

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John Fillos, member since 1971, New York Water Environment Association. Dennis C. Hirschbrunner, member since 1973, Nebraska Water Environment Association. Peter C. McCarthy, member since 1973, Central States Water Environment Association. Philip H. Smith, member since 1975, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. WEF life member status is given to those who have been active members […]

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Announcing the 2013 WEF Award Winners

August 29, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the following recipients of 2013 WEF awards. These honors will be presented during WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago. Camp Applied Research Award Krishna Pagilla, Chicago Central States Water Environment Association and Illinois Water Environment Association Collection Systems Award Robert Villee, Middlesex, N.J. New Jersey Water Environment Association […]

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Tokyo Waterworks Research Fellow Presents on Public-Private Partnerships

August 29, 2013

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Masaaki Nakayama, team leader in the budget and planning section at Tokyo Municipal Government, Bureau of Waterworks, presents research on public-private partnerships at Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters. WEF photo/Jennifer Fulcher.

On July 9, Masaaki Nakayama’s work at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) culminated in a presentation on public-private partnerships. Nakayama, team leader in the budget and planning section at Tokyo Municipal Government, Bureau of Waterworks, spent three months working with Barry Liner, director of WEF’s Water, Science, and Engineering Center, while researching the […]

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WEF Volunteers Educate a New Generation at 2013 National Scout Jamboree

August 27, 2013

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) volunteer at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, John Hughes from Infilco-Degremont Technologies (Richmond, Va.) explains the water resource map and shows two Scouts their hometown watersheds. WEF photo/Steve Harrison.

Thirty-eight Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members braved the summer heat to volunteer at the Boy Scouts of America (Washington, D.C.) 2013 National Scout Jamboree. The jamboree was held July 15 to 24 at its new permanent location, Summit Bechtel Reserve in Beckley, W.Va. In 2010, Carl E. Janson, a past member of the […]

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WEF Energy Roadmap Serves as User Guide for Utilities of All Sizes

August 23, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management. Published earlier this year, the book is a guide for utilities to take advantage of sustainable energy sources. The book details approaches to cost-effective recovery and reuse of “wastes” to transform them […]

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WEF Joins in Supporting Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

August 22, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 53 other organization to send a letter to U.S. senators opposing any changes to tax-free municipal bonds in the comprehensive tax reform bill that the Senate Finance Committee is drafting. Maintaining the tax-exemption supports construction of national infrastructure, which benefits the economy, creates jobs, and provides services […]

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WEF Members Become Founding Members of Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council

August 21, 2013

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Three Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have been named as founding members of the Imagine H2O (San Francisco) Scientific Advisory Council. The council will work to enhance the organization’s efforts to identify and support innovations to solve the world’s water challenges, according to an Imagine H2O news release. WEF members Kartik Chandran, director […]

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