Archive | December, 2013

December 2013 at a Glance

December 31, 2013

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Featured Other News Operations Challenge 2013 Teams Make History Terminal Velocity wins fourth-consecutive Division 1 win and is joined on podium by two other Virginia teams At WEFTEC® 2013, large crowds gathered to watch Operations Challenge, an event that exemplifies the precision and skill needed to work in the wastewater treatment industry. Expressions of awe […]

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Submit Innovative Technology Solutions Through LIFT

December 30, 2013

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As part of the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) initiative, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched the pilot of the new Technology Scan program, which invites providers to submit innovative technology solutions that can be applied in the water-quality industry. Two of the technology areas included in the pilot program […]

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WEFTEC Mobile App Game Winners Explore Exhibit Floor

December 27, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig photography.

Anyone who took advantage of learning opportunities offered on the exhibition floor during WEFTEC® 2013 also had an opportunity to explore the floor with a purpose as well as the chance to win one of six iPads. Participants in the Build a Facility game, found in the WEFTEC 2013 mobile app, visited each booth of […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

December 26, 2013

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Theodore M. Denning, member from 1970–1977, Central States Water Environment Association, and member since 1977, Illinois Water Environment Association. Dennis B. George, member since 1973, Water Environment Association of South Carolina. Stephen Graef, member since 1972, Water Environment Association of South Carolina. John W. Hawk, member since 1978, California Water Environment Association. Terrance E. Pesek, […]

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Leaders of All Kinds Emerge from Water Leadership Institute

December 23, 2013

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The 2013 graduates of the Water Leadership Institute emerged with confidence and a better idea of leadership styles. The program, developed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), helps equip a new generation of water professionals with the latest skills and knowledge needed to take on sector challenges. “There are great water challenges out […]

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Operations Challenge 2013 Teams Make History

December 20, 2013

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Terminal Velocity wins fourth-consecutive Division 1 win and is joined on podium by two other Virginia teams   At WEFTEC® 2013, large crowds gathered to watch Operations Challenge, an event that exemplifies the precision and skill needed to work in the wastewater treatment industry. Expressions of awe and appreciation at competitors’ performances could be heard […]

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Submit Applications To Be a 2014 WEF Fellow

December 19, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for 2014 WEF Fellows candidates. The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievements and impact members have made in the practice areas served by WEF, including but not limited to design, education, operations, regulation, research, and utility management and leadership. WEF Fellows applicants and nominees will be […]

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How Water and Electric Utilities Can Co-Create Their Futures

December 18, 2013

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In August 2013, water and energy experts gather at The House, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) to discuss potential collaboration between the water, wastewater, and electric-power sectors. Photo courtesy of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

Water utilities need energy, and energy utilities need water, lots of it. But a growing number of water utilities are generating electricity and transportation fuels. And many electric utilities can use wastewater to cool their facilities. All types of utilities experience the effects of a changing climate but few have explored ways to work together […]

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