Archive | March, 2014

March 2014 at a Glance

March 31, 2014

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Featured Other News San Francisco’s Sewers Speak Out Public messaging campaign educates about wastewater treatment from sewer’s perspective Advanced wastewater treatment systems around the world operate virtually undercover. They carry away wastewater, treat it to high standards, and release it back into the environment undetected by most customers. But, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

March 28, 2014

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Owen Boe, member since 1973, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and Montana Water Environment Association. Stanley D. Elkerton, member since 1970, New England Water Environment Association. Anthony T. Rolan, member since 1972, North Carolina Water Environment Association

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Submit Applications for WERF Awards

March 27, 2014

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for the 2014 Paul L. Busch Award and the Award for Excellence in Innovation. The deadline to submit applications and nominations for both is June 1. The Paul L. Busch Award honors research that will lead to practical solutions for water quality problems. The […]

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Well in Tanzania Has Ripple Effect

March 26, 2014

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Before the well was constructed women and children walked 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) one way to collect water from depressions in fields. Photo courtesy of Teleios Ministry.

Thirst and waterborne disease are daily threats for about 1 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to clean water, according to the World Health Organization (Geneva). Even though clean water is a prerequisite for health and economic activity, often it does not rank high on the agenda of aid agencies. However, a new well […]

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WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities

March 24, 2014

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Throughout the year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics. See the 2014 Specialty Conference Catalog for more details. Register and make plans to attend the following events: Residuals and Biosolids 2014 — Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource […]

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San Francisco’s Sewers Speak Out

March 24, 2014

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Public messaging campaign educates about wastewater treatment from sewer’s perspective   Advanced wastewater treatment systems around the world operate virtually undercover. They carry away wastewater, treat it to high standards, and release it back into the environment undetected by most customers. But, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission sewer system is speaking out to educate […]

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Reaching Out to Residents in the 21st Century

March 21, 2014

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Government entity in Cape Cod creates an interactive website to educate about nutrient runoff   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection charged the Cape Cod Commission (Barnstable, Mass.) with updating its water quality management plan, or Sec. 208 of the Clean Water Act. Later, when a court order required […]

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WEF Features Webcast of the Month on YouTube

March 20, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now features a webcast of the month on the WEF YouTube channel. Every month a new webcast will be featured. View the first two featured webcasts, Operational Optimization in Wastewater Utilities and Flushable or Not? Dispersing the Non-Dispersible Problem, to learn how utilities are leveraging different methods to […]

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