Archive | December, 2013

Submit Research to WEF’s Research Journal WER

December 17, 2013

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The Water Environment Research (WER) Literature Review Committee seeks authors for the 2014 Literature Review. The committee requests submissions for the new sections of nanotechnology as well as mercury and mining waste, which includes hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The deadline for submissions is April 1. Contact Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) staff member Anthony Krizel at […]

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Utility Leadership Lessons Presented in January Webcast

December 16, 2013

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A Great Utility Operation Isn’t a Mission: Impossible Jan. 15, 1–2:30 p.m. (EST) Register now. Each webcast offers Professional Development Hours. Check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. Access archived webcasts in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Knowledge Center. For more information, contact webcasts@wef.org. Sponsors provide financial support for […]

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In Memoriam: Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Sorber, WEF President, 1992–1993

December 12, 2013

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Charles A. Sorber, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president from 1992 to 1993, died Oct. 28 at the age of 74. Sorber joined both WEF and the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) in 1966 and became a WEF honorary member in 1998. Sorber, professor emeritus in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental […]

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I’ll Drink to That!

December 11, 2013

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Engineers Without Borders student chapter teams up with other engineering students to bring clean water to peers in rural Bolivia   Many universities try to woo prospective students with fancy new dormitories and gourmet dining options. But the Unidad Academica Campesina (UAC) — “United College for the Peasants” — in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia, is taking […]

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Stepping Up to the Plate, at Home and WEFTEC

December 10, 2013

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The year’s annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), attracting more than 22,000 attendees, sparked an unexpected reaction from me. I was intimidated. Each session I attended featured presentations by some of the best in our industry describing technical and policy marvels. Even at the helm of DC Water (Washington), […]

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WERF Newsletter Focuses on Industrial Wastewater

December 9, 2013

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new e-newsletter focused on industrial wastewater needs. Designed to provide access to new research and information about opportunities of interest to the industrial wastewater industry, the newsletter covers such topics as trace organic compounds, innovative technologies for treatment, stormwater best management practices, operations optimization, […]

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Register and Attend WEF Educational Conferences

December 5, 2013

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The Utility Management Conference™ 2014: Making Progress More Apparent Feb. 25–28, Hyatt Regency Savannah Savannah, Ga. Learn about innovative tools, successful techniques, and emerging solutions to water and wastewater management. Register now. Collection Systems 2014: Collections on the Chesapeake March 11–14, Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Md. Learn how to improve the effectiveness of organizations as […]

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WEF Introduces E-Books

December 4, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers e-books for the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad. The new format enables readers to highlight text, make notes, and find information quickly through global searches. Because e-book devices are lighter and more compact, readers can travel with WEF books more easily. Technology allows e-books to be […]

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