Archive | August, 2014

August 2014 at a Glance

August 31, 2014

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Featured Other News Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

August 29, 2014

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Gregg E. Harkness, member since 1974, Florida Water Environment Association. Kenneth T. Holmes, member since 1975, California Water Environment Association. Arthur K. Hutt, member since 1977, Kansas Water Environment Association.

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The Next Generation of Water Leaders Learn by Example

August 28, 2014

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Educating the 2014 Water Leadership Institute on attributes of successful leaders   The next generation of water sector leaders gathered at Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters on June 17 to learn by example. Four speakers — two from the water sector and two from other sectors — educated members of WEF’s 2014 Water […]

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

August 27, 2014

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Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Omnivore™ system, which will help the authority become 90% to 100% energy neutral by 2015. Photo courtesy of VVWRA.

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These […]

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From the President: Upgrading WEF’s Customer Service

August 26, 2014

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Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

In April, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Executive Director Eileen O’Neill and I visited New Orleans for a meeting with Cedric Grant, the new director of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. In the taxi line at the airport, we waited for transportation into the city. Our transportation looked to be a well-maintained […]

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheets

August 25, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids Committee has released two fact sheets created by its subcommittees. The Sustainable Residuals Use Subcommittee developed the “Phosphorus in Biosolids: How To Protect Water Quality While Advancing Biosolids” fact sheet that discusses state regulations for phosphorus and their effects on biosolids usage as well as the […]

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Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

August 22, 2014

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For a new study, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is working to identify barriers and response solutions to energy efficiency and resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Through Aug. 31, water sector professionals are invited to take the […]

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WEFTEC Receives Two Sector Awards

August 21, 2014

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Steve Harrison, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff member, accepts the “Winner in Best Application of Content/Education on the Showfloor” E.X.C.I.T.E. award for the WEFTEC 2013 Operations Challenge event. WEF photo/Laura Leslie.

The Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), has received two E.X.C.I.T.E. awards from Expo (Norwalk, Conn.). According to Expo Magazine, the E.X.C.I.T.E. awards “represent the cutting edge in every facet of the trade show and events industry.” WEFTEC was named “Winner in Best Application of Content/Education on the Showfloor” for its WEFTEC […]

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