Archive | October, 2014

October 2014 at a glance

October 31, 2014

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Featured Other News Deciding on a Natural, Cheaper Way Texas water district builds a wetland to supply residents with a water supply and serve as a wildlife sanctuary   In the 1990s, the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD; Fort Worth, Texas) projected that by 2015 it would need additional capacity for its reservoir due to […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

October 31, 2014

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Stanley Clair Boyd, member since 1979, North Carolina Water Environment Association. Andrew W. Edwards, member since 1973, Water Environment Association of Texas. Bruce Jank, member since 1965, Water Environment Association of Ontario. William R. McCoy, member since 1972, Water Environment Association of South Carolina. Joseph J. Shepherd, member since 1977, New England Water Environment Association. […]

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Charting New Waters Report Provides Insights and Recommendations for Urban Water Infrastructure

October 30, 2014

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The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) report, “Optimizing the Structure and Scale of Urban Water Infrastructure: Integrating Distributed Systems,” examines the potential use of distributed water infrastructure systems. Photo courtesy of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) released the report, “Optimizing the Structure and Scale of Urban Water Infrastructure: Integrating Distributed Systems,” as part of its Charting New Waters initiative. In March, the foundation partnered with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to convene a group of experts to examine the potential for distributed […]

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International SJWP Winner Developed Method To Treat Water Contaminated with Oil

October 29, 2014

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Hayley Todesco from Canada developed sand filters that treat wastewater in oil sands tailing ponds. She received the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for inventing the method that treats wastewater faster than typical processes, according to a Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI; Stockholm) news release. Todesco said she took slow sand filters, traditionally used to […]

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Water Leadership Institute Participation Leads to Self-Awareness and Professional Development

October 28, 2014

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Kelsey Hurst, 2014 graduate of WEF’s  Water Leadership Institute   Kelsey Hurst began working at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as awards program coordinator in 2008. She is currently the program administrator for WEF’s Member Association Engagement department. Hurst earned undergraduate degrees in both Political Science and Criminal Justice from Widener University (Chester, […]

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Imagine H2O Seeks Water Infrastructure Innovations

October 27, 2014

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Imagine H2O (San Francisco) has launched its sixth annual path-to-market program, Infrastructure Challenge. The business innovations competition will help identify and launch promising water technology startups. Imagine H2O seeks innovative emerging and growth-stage businesses with scalable solutions for water and wastewater infrastructure to enter the competition. The top companies will advance to Imagine H2O’s Accelerator […]

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Present Your Technical Knowledge at WEFTEC® 2015

October 24, 2014

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Want to submit an abstract or a technical session proposal for WEFTEC® 2015? The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is accepting abstracts and technical session proposals for WEFTEC 2015. Those interested in submitting abstracts can refer to the guidelines, which include formatting, content, and general requirements as well as sample abstracts. For technical […]

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Moving Toward Water Resource Recovery Facilities Publication Is Available

October 23, 2014

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Resource recovery is an emerging societal need globally. Due to the ever-increasing pressures on progressively limited resources such as water, nutrients, and energy, it is critical to recover these resources from wastestreams. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) released Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities, a peer-reviewed publication about moving away from wastestreams and moving toward […]

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