Archive | July, 2014

July 2014 at a Glance

July 31, 2014

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Featured Other News Growing the Workforce: Where Are They Now? Internships translate into jobs and more Can a water-focused internship or a scholarship steer high school students to successful careers in the water sector? The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) asked some former students who have been there and done just that. Preventing the Loss […]

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Earn a WEFTEC 2014 Registration Discount by Inviting Colleagues

July 31, 2014

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Want a discount for WEFTEC® 2014? Then it’s time to start spreading the word. In late July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) launched the Invite a Colleague program. Refer two or more first-time, Full Conference registrants, and receive a $200 discount on your Full Conference registration. To qualify for the discount you must […]

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Raj Bhattarai and Ana Peña-Tijerina Speak About Nutrients at WEFTEC 2014

July 30, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Raj Bhattarai.

On Oct. 1, two water-sector leaders will take the podium during WEFTEC® 2014 Technical Session 521 to discuss numeric nutrient criteria and an implementation plan. Raj Bhattarai, manager of the Environmental and Regulatory Services Division for the Austin (Texas) Water Utility, and Ana Peña-Tijerina, process engineer for Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility (Fort Worth, Texas), […]

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Leaders Learn Valuable Lessons During Singapore International Water Week

July 29, 2014

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WEF contributes to scholarships for international water-sector education    Water-sector leaders received a unique opportunity to participate in Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and gain an international perspective on how to ensure a continual supply of safe and reliable water in the future. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 28, 2014

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James T. Canaday, member since 1974, Virginia Water Environment Association. William S. Cantwell, member since 1973, Indiana Water Environment Association. Jesse D. Crell, member since 1973, New York Water Environment Association. Clifford Gold, member since 1953, Florida Water Environment Association. George W. Hall, Member since 1975, Illinois Water Environment Association. Rocco Maiellano, member since 1977, […]

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WEF Staff Share the Value of Water Message with Local Students

July 25, 2014

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members took time to spread the message of the value of water and to educate about wastewater treatment. On June 10, WEF welcomed 75 middle-school students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Alexandria, Va.) to its headquarters as part of the service project “Operation H2O,” organized by the staff volunteer group, […]

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Second Time’s the Charm for 2014 U.S. SJWP Winner

July 24, 2014

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Deepika Kurup comes back to place first at national competition  Deepika Kurup may only be a sophomore at Nashua (N.H.) High School South but she already has an impressive track record for research. In 2013, Kurup was runner-up in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). For the 2014 competition, she continued working on her […]

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WEF and WERF Release New Book on Desalination Engineering

July 22, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) recently released a guide to desalination plant operation and maintenance, Desalination Engineering: Operation and Maintenance. The book describes operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting methods for reverse-osmosis brackish and seawater desalination plants for municipal water supplies. All water resource recovery facility components are discussed in detail, […]

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