Archive | August, 2014

What’s BREWing in Milwaukee?

August 20, 2014

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announces those chosen to participate in the Water Council (Milwaukee) Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (BREW) Batch II accelerator program. Photo courtesy of the Water Council.

Water innovation clusters, such as the Water Council in Milwaukee, are helping companies innovate and commercialize water technology while stimulating economic development and job creation. Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (BREW) is a mentor-driven, seed-accelerator program led by the Water Council, and focused on solving freshwater issues with innovative startups and producing cutting-edge technology. Companies […]

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WEF Announces Revamped Knowledge Center

August 19, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Knowledge Center offers comprehensive online training materials for water professionals and students. The revamped website includes many new elements such as a free featured video every month, group purchase functionality, nearly 100 courses and activities, and Continuing Education Units available for more than 20 courses. Users can purchase […]

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Sign-Up for the WateReuse Symposium

August 18, 2014

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Take advantage of the many networking opportunities available at the 29th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Dallas on Sept. 7–10. The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.), American Water Works Association (Denver), and Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) are cosponsoring the event where water professionals gather to learn about issues associated with water reuse and desalination. The symposium […]

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Collection Systems 2014 Conference Proceedings Now Available

August 15, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Collection Systems 2014 Conference, held in March, featured 14 technical sessions with more than 57 presentations made by experts in the wastewater field. If you were unable to attend this year’s conference, you still can access the latest trends in collection systems by purchasing a copy of the […]

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Don’t Miss the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2014

August 14, 2014

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While at WEFTEC® 2014, Sept. 27–Oct. 1 in New Orleans, attendees have the opportunity to experience the Stormwater Congress, an event held in conjunction with WEFTEC. Stormwater professionals that attend the Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Congress will have access to networking opportunities and high-quality programming dedicated to stormwater issues covering topics such as […]

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Opening General Session Illuminates Innovation and Leadership in the ‘Disruptive Age’

August 13, 2014

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Luke Williams will be the featured speaker during Opening General Session at WEFTEC® 2014. Photo courtesy of the Washington Speakers Bureau (Alexandria, Va.).

WEFTEC® 2014 keynote speaker Luke Williams discusses responding to change   Luke Williams — bestselling author, professor, and commentator — will take center stage during the Opening General Session at WEFTEC® 2014, where he will speak about innovation and leadership. As change occurs more rapidly, leaders need to use innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to successfully […]

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LIFT Seeks Submissions for Its Technology Scan and Assessment Program

August 8, 2014

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The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) is seeking submissions for innovative technological solutions that can be applied in the water quality sector. LIFT, a Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative, focuses on accelerating the use of innovative practices in wastewater treatment. Through the LIFT Technology Scan […]

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Dig-In To Leave a Stormwater Solution in New Orleans During WEFTEC® 2014

August 6, 2014

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Storms flood Conrad Park in New Orleans. WEFTEC 2014 will plant bioswales and rain gardens to reduce flooding. Photo courtesy of Dana Brown.

New Orleans, known for its low-lying land that is susceptible to flooding, often experiences problems from stormwater. Conrad Park is not exempt. When rain falls, both entrances to the park flood. This eliminates access to the Hollygrove neighborhood public space. But volunteers at WEFTEC® 2014 plan to help through the community service project, Recharge, Restore, […]

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