Archive | October, 2013

WEF Signs Letter Supporting WIFIA

October 15, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined the American Water Works Association (Denver) and Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) to send a letter to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D–Calif.) on Sept. 9 supporting the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The letter expresses the organizations’ support for a pilot water infrastructure […]

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WEF Launches Stormwater Magazine

October 10, 2013

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In September, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) launched the quarterly international magazine, World Water: Stormwater Management. The publication will focus on current solutions to help manage runoff and stormwater flows on municipal, industrial, and commercial lands. It will emphasize practical problem solving and offer water professionals an opportunity to learn about stormwater research […]

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Licensing and Sourcing Water Resource Recovery Facility Operators in Ontario, Canada

October 9, 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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New WEF Wet Weather Strategy Book Provides Holistic View

October 8, 2013

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Managing wet weather flows in wastewater collection and treatment systems has remained an unrelenting problem for wastewater managers. To help, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released the Guide for Municipal Wet Weather Strategies, which explains generally accepted planning and engineering practices and a process for selecting the optimum wet weather option. The […]

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Learn About Collection Systems and Energy Positive Nitrogen Removal in WEF Webcasts

October 7, 2013

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Collection Systems: Optimize System Operations Nov. 6, 1 to 3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Full-Plant Deammonification for Energy Positive Nitrogen Removal Nov. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. (EST) Register now. Each webcast offers Professional Development Hours. Check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify to receive these. Access archived webcasts in the […]

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Participate in WEF’s “Question of the Day” Program To Win a Discount on Online Courses

October 5, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched online an ongoing “Question of the Day” program in its Knowledge Center. A new, fun question will be asked every day. If participants answer 15 questions correctly in a month, they will receive a select course in the knowledge center at a 70% discount off the […]

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Watch WEFTEC 2013 Sessions Live or On Demand

October 4, 2013

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If you are unable to attend WEFTEC® 2013 or you want to take the learning experience home with you, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is offering an online sampling of the conference. WEF will stream two of the conference’s most highly anticipated sessions live from Chicago. On Oct. 7, watch the Opening General […]

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Louisville District Diversifies Efforts To Garner Public Support

October 3, 2013

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Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (Ky.) works to educate the public and water-sector professionals. Activities included conducting a workshop and tour of green infrastructure as part of the Kentucky–Tennessee Water Environment Association annual conference. Photo courtesy of Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) member Tim Moran.)

Obtaining community support to fund wastewater treatment remains an elusive goal for many water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). When new projects are needed and resulting costs must be passed on to the community, the concept of public buy-in haunts facility managers. Working with the community The Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (Ky.) was no different. […]

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