Archive | May, 2014

Looking for Water-Sector Apps? Download the WEFTEC 2014 Mobile App

May 23, 2014

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Prepare for the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) by installing the WEFTEC 2014 mobile app. The updated planning and navigation tool enables attendees to build their schedules and plan their time at WEFTEC. Features include up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and session information, as well as the ability to sync schedules, receive real-time communication […]

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Changing the Terms

May 22, 2014

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This Quasar Energy Group (Cleveland) facility uses anaerobic digestion to treat the Village of Swanton’s (Ohio) biosolids and produce methane. Photo courtesy of Steve Geise, superintendent of Village of Swanton’s (Ohio) wastewater treatment plant.

Water resource recovery facility terminology gains momentum   Last year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) formally began using the term, water resource recovery facility (WRRF), in place of wastewater treatment plant and other conventional names. A task force appointed by the WEF Committee Leadership Council was tasked with developing a list of new […]

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Basis of Design: A Wastewater Operator’s Working Paradigm

May 21, 2014

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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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U.S. EPA Releases Innovation Blueprint

May 16, 2014

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an updated resource, Promoting Technology Innovation for Clean and Safe Water: Water Technology Innovation Blueprint – Version 2, to help integrate innovations into facilities. Last year, EPA’s Office of Water released the first version of its Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation into the National Water Program to […]

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2014 Water Challenge Winners Take a Spot in WEFTEC 2014 Innovation Pavilion

May 15, 2014

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Tyler Ortego, winner of the 2014 New Orleans Water Challenge, presents information about his project during New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week. Photo courtesy of Grasshopper Mendoza.

The 2014 Water Challenge marked a key event of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 22–28. Barry Liner, director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Science and Engineering Center, appeared as one the featured speakers for the daylong challenge on March 24. Those attending WEF’s upcoming Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2014) will […]

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WEF Members Help Drive U.S. EPA’s Sustainable Practices Initiatives

May 14, 2014

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides various resources to help water-sector facilities become more sustainable. Recently, EPA released Moving Toward Sustainability: Effective and Sustainable Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap, to help water resource recovery facilities implement practices to improve operations and move toward sustainability at a pace consistent with facility and community needs. […]

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WEFTEC Ranked Among Top Trade Shows

May 13, 2014

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Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.).

WEFTEC® 2013 has been ranked by Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.) as 69th in its Top 250 Trade Show list. The list ranks trade shows held in the United States by net square footage of exhibits. In 2013, the technical exhibition and conference drew a record 22,589 registrants, making it the largest in the […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Resources for Water and Wastewater Facilities

May 7, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has worked with partners to create a vision of the water utility of the future. Last year, WEF, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) released “The Water Resources Utility of the Future: A Blueprint for Action.” As […]

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