Archive | November, 2013

U.S. SJWP Winner Experiences WEFTEC 2013

November 18, 2013

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Jain stands with the WEFTEC 2013 Opening General Session Speaker Kevin Carroll. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig photography.

Anirudh Jain, winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), attended the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) 2013. Jain, from Portland, Ore., won the U.S. SJWP for his project “Sulfidation as a Novel Method To Reduce Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticle Pollution,” which identifies sulfidation as a means to […]

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Employer Requirements for Wastewater Operators

November 15, 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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Introducing the 2013–2014 WEF Board of Trustees

November 14, 2013

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On Oct. 8, during WEFTEC® 2013, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “gavel of leadership” changed hands. Cordell Samuels, who is now immediate past president, passed the gavel to President Sandra Ralston. Ralston is principal consultant with Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of ARCADIS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) in Charleston, S.C. She also participates on […]

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Illinois Declares October WATER’S WORTH IT Month

November 12, 2013

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During WEFTEC® 2013, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced that October is WATER’S WORTH IT month in Illinois. Quinn spoke during the annual technical exhibition and conference’s Opening General Session. “Water is an essential and limited natural resource and Illinois is fortunate to have reliable access to clean water,” Quinn said in an Illinois Government News […]

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Watch the WEFTEC 2013 Highlight Reel on YouTube

November 8, 2013

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WEFTEC 2013 featured educational opportunities on the exhibit floor that included technical sessions. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosted its 86th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC® 2013, Oct. 5–9 in Chicago. A total 22,589 registrants had access to 144 technical sessions, 24 workshops, 10 facility tours, and 971 companies using a net 27,628 m2 (297,400 ft2) of exhibit space. In addition to numerous educational opportunities […]

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NYC School Playgrounds: They Aren’t Just for Recess Anymore

November 7, 2013

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The Public School 261 renovated playground now features a garden, trees, an outdoor classroom, and open play area. Photo courtesy of Keener.

The playground at Public School 261 in Brooklyn, N.Y. has received a green makeover. Reducing the amount of asphalt in playgrounds allows the city to reduce runoff and overflows. The playground now features a garden, trees, an outdoor classroom, and open play area. Photo courtesy of Joan Keener, The Trust for Public Land (San Francisco). […]

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WEFTEC 2013 Breaks Records To Become WEF’s Largest Conference and Exhibition

November 6, 2013

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A total of 22,589 people registered to attend WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago. The event returns to Chicago this year. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

This year’s annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) drew a record 22,589 registrants, making the event the largest in WEF’s 86-year history. Held in Chicago, which hosted WEF’s first conference in 1928, WEFTEC® 2013 also drew 971 companies covering 27,628 m2 (297,400 ft2) of exhibit space. WEFTEC featured 144 […]

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