Archive | June, 2014

University Students Create Innovative Green Infrastructure Designs

June 16, 2014

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The winning team from Michigan State University (East Lansing) proposed an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by rain gardens in an area now occupied by surface parking. Photo courtesy of Michigan State University School of Planning, Design, and Construction.

U.S. EPA Announces 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners    University students put their green infrastructure designs to the test for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge engages students and faculty members to reinvent water infrastructure and develop innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. […]

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WEF Urges Congress To Include WIFIA In WRDA

June 13, 2014

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During the recent National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In, members of congress stated that the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are nearing a final compromise on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is expected to authorize more than $12 billion in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water infrastructure projects. On April 3, […]

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From the President: Water Works

June 12, 2014

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Cordell Samuels, immeditate past president, and Ralston, walk with Operations Challenge team members to visit Capitol Hill during the 2014 National Policy Forum and Fly-In. WEF photo/Nick Bardis.

Water Works is a headline for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) water advocacy programs, the new catchphrase of the Value of Water Coalition, and a lesson from Infrastructure Week 2014. Like all good iconic themes, it conjures up multiple messages and meanings with just two words. WEF members are going to be hearing, […]

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WEF and ABC Join To Promote Resource Recovery

June 10, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will help accelerate organics recycling by jointly promoting the value of resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products produced from biogas systems at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). “Our organizations have a […]

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Wastewater Modeling Experts Discuss Emerging Challenges at IWA/WEF Seminar

June 7, 2014

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Leaders in the wastewater process modeling community from around the world convened at the 4th International Water Association (IWA; London)/Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Wastewater Treatment Modeling Seminar (WWTmod). Held March 30–April 2 in Spa, Belgium, the seminar enabled participants to work toward consensus on the emerging challenges faced by the wastewater treatment sector, […]

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Tell Us What You Think of WE&T

June 6, 2014

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We strive to improve Water Environment & Technology continually. Improvements can take the form of an entirely new section, such as Splash Shot, or a more subtle change, such as shorter, more targeted articles. Whether the adjustments are big or small, it’s important for us to measure how things are working. We want to hear […]

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Animated Video Educates About Clean Water

June 6, 2014

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Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.) released The Plant and the Plant video to educate about how operators and ecologists play a part in ensuring clean waterways. Photo courtesy of Clean Water Services.

Treating wastewater and protecting aquatic environments have more in common than many people think. That is the lesson Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.) wants all ages to learn with its new The Plant and the Plant animated video. The 90-second video explains how water resource recovery facility operators clean water before returning it to waterways […]

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