Archive | June, 2014

June 2014 at a Glance

June 30, 2014

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Featured Other News Growing the Water Sector Workforce: Providing Experience High school internships lure students into the industry Let’s face it: To the average high school junior, the thought of building submarines rates significantly higher on the coolness scale than the thought of operating a water resource recovery facility (WRRF). And Kevin Cini knew it. […]

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Free WEF Education Tool

June 27, 2014

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Teachers and water quality professionals can order a free comprehensive guide to teaching students about the importance of preserving and enhancing water resources. The Water Sourcebook CD-ROM K–12 includes chapters on drinking water, wastewater treatment, groundwater, surface water, and wetlands. It includes various hands-on activities about water quality and quantity issues. Order the CD-ROM and […]

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Growing the Water Sector Workforce: Providing Experience

June 26, 2014

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Reeves works on rerouting stromwater piping. Photo courtesy of Reeves.

High school internships lure students into the industry   Let’s face it: To the average high school junior, the thought of building submarines rates significantly higher on the coolness scale than the thought of operating a water resource recovery facility (WRRF). And Kevin Cini knew it. That fact became even more abundantly clear 10 years […]

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Maine Wins EPA Award for Wipes Campaign

June 24, 2014

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England Region has honored Maine’s “Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes” campaign with its Environmental Merit Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions on behalf of the region’s public health and natural environment. The $113,000 campaign, launched on Jan. 21, is a joint effort by the Maine WasteWater Control Association (now known […]

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WEF Showcases Student Programs at USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

June 23, 2014

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From left, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff Stevi Hunt-Cottrell and Margaret Richards talk to USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo attendees. Photo courtesy of .

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers such programs as the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, World Water Monitoring Challenge, and Work for Water resource to get students interested in the science of water and careers in the water sector. WEF showcased these programs at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, held April […]

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Value of Water Coalition Promotes Infrastructure

June 20, 2014

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On May 22, the Value of Water Coalition sent a letter to President Obama expressing gratitude for his acknowledgement of the importance of water infrastructure to the nation’s economy and urging him to continue to highlight the importance of this often “invisible” infrastructure. The coalition’s campaign is intended to increase public awareness of water as […]

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Tennessee Facility Provides Comprehensive Educational Resources

June 18, 2014

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Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant (Chattanooga, Tenn.) project coordinator Matthew Snyder educates students about wastewater treatement processes and microbes. Photo courtesy of the City of Chattanooga.

In March, a group from Hickory Valley Christian School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) visited the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chattanooga where sewer project coordinator Matthew Snyder gave a special presentation called “Mighty Microbes.” The presentation demonstrated the important role that microbes play in activated sludge and wastewater treatment. The students drew pictures and sent thank you […]

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Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

June 17, 2014

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The Valley of Mexico, a region surrounding Mexico City, has been experiencing an increased demand for a continually shrinking supply of water. On April 25, Ernesto Espino discussed the valley’s water problems and potential solutions during a luncheon of the U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (Arlington, Va.) held at […]

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