Archive | April, 2014

WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities

April 15, 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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WEF White Paper Explores National Stormwater Program Testing, Evaluation

April 11, 2014

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A national testing and evaluation program for stormwater products and practices could help meet a growing need for affordable and effective stormwater management infrastructure, according to a paper released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) work group. The paper, “Investigation into the Feasibility of […]

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The Billion Oyster Rally Starts Strong in New York’s Waterways

April 10, 2014

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Oysters may soon be making a comeback in New York waterways. And local students are getting their hands wet to help the oysters’ ecological return. Schools, businesses, organizations, and citizens have teamed up to contribute to the Billion Oyster Project, a long-term effort with the goal of placing one billion oysters into the New York […]

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WEF Members Participate in U.S. EPA ‘Net Zero’ Workshop

April 8, 2014

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Alicia Chakrabarti, associate engineer at East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, Calif.), discusses NetZero with Mark Kodak, senior fellow at the Army Environmental Policy Institute. WEF staff photo/Barry Liner.

Water sector leaders representing the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) attended a “net zero” workshop on Feb. 25 to develop a resource document and roadmap that will help communities and partners reduce waste, and water- and energy-footprints at a local level. Professionals from various disciplines attended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop, “Promoting […]

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WEF Webcasts: Algae Bioreactors and Force Main Condition Assessments

April 4, 2014

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Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching It From All Sides Learn about using encapsulated algae in wastestreams for enhanced nutrient removal. Compare algae nutrient removal to conventional denitrification and hear facility benefits of algal nutrient removal. The three webcast topics will cover the research, engineering, and utility perspectives on […]

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WEFTEC Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes

April 3, 2014

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WEFTEC® 2014 will host the third annual Ingenuity Contest. This competition recognizes that some innovations come not from a research lab, but from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity with a tweak here or a little fix there. WEFTEC will […]

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Join the Drive to Sanitation

April 2, 2014

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UN-Water website provides tools to renew worldwide efforts  The Drive to 2015 website is part of the United Nations (UN; New York)-Water campaign to meet the UN’s Millennium Development Goals of reducing the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to a UN-Water news release. The campaign’s website […]

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