Archive | September, 2013

Big Water Ideas Presented at SJWP International Competition

September 19, 2013

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From left, Chilean team members Omayra Toro and Naomi Estay receive the 2013 Stokholm Junior Water Prize from Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Östberg, Exray.

Young scientists representing 28 countries gathered in Stockholm during World Water Week to compete at the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. The duo of Naomi Estay and Omayra Toro from Chile was named the winners of this year’s prize. The Chilean team’s award-winning research describes how living organisms can help clean oil spills […]

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Coming to the Windy City for WEFTEC? Get All the Information You Need Here

September 18, 2013

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Water professionals register for WEFTEC 2012. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Thousands of water and wastewater professionals will journey to WEFTEC® 2013, the world’s largest water show, Oct. 5 to 9 in Chicago. The 86th Annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference features 144 technical sessions, 24 hands-on workshops, and 10 facility tours. The technical exhibition offers more than ever before, with […]

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Upcoming WEF Webcasts Educate About Chemical Grouting, Collection-System Optimization, and Nitrogen Removal

September 16, 2013

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Chemical Grouting: Control Infiltration and Sustain Existing Sewer Collection System Assets Sept. 18, 1–3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Collection Systems: Optimize System Operations Nov. 6, 1–3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Full-Plant Deammonification for Energy Positive Nitrogen Removal Nov. 7, 1–3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Each webcast offers Professional Development Hours. Check with your state accreditation […]

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WEFTEC 2013 Speaker Sue Murphy Discusses Innovative Water Communities

September 12, 2013

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Sue Murphy will join a panel of water leaders at WEFTEC 2013 to discuss innovative water communities around the world during Technical Session 100.

Sue Murphy will join a panel of water leaders at WEFTEC® 2013 to discuss innovative water communities around the world during Technical Session 100: Water Thought Leaders: The Future of Cities and Water. Murphy, CEO of the Water Corp. (Leederville, Western Australia), has been named annually as one of the top 100 most influential engineers […]

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Defining a ‘Basis-of-Design’ Technologist–Operator

September 10, 2013

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario) and a principal of Envir-O-Site Inc. (Sarnia, Ontario). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and […]

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WE&T Releases 2014 Editorial Calendar

September 6, 2013

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Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine has released its 2014 editorial calendar. The calendar helps the magazine’s editors and editorial advisory boards determine when features on a particular topic will appear. The 2014 calendar includes a focus on the core topics of traditional wastewater management with exploration into such evolving areas as resource recovery, smart meter […]

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WEF Member Wins Clarke Prize for Water Industry Research and Designs

September 5, 2013

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Rhodes Trussell, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1966, has received the 2013 National Water Research Institute (NWRI; Fountain Valley, Calif.) Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Photo courtesy of NWRI.

Rhodes Trussell, an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1966, has been named recipient of the 2013 National Water Research Institute (NWRI; Fountain Valley, Calif.) Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. As a civil and environmental engineer with more than 40 years of experience, Trussell is […]

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WEF Emergency Planning Book Provides Real-World Case Studies to Model

September 4, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released Emergency Planning, Response, and Recovery. The book was developed to help utility managers develop emergency response plans to recover from such events as infrastructure failure, small-scale and large-scale natural disasters, and human-made incidents. The case studies are the book’s most attractive feature, according to task force chair […]

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