Archive | October, 2014

Deciding on a Natural, Cheaper Way

October 22, 2014

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According to the TRWD website, the reuse project was the first of its kind in the United States. The wetlands now encompass 809 ha (2000 ac) and consists of a series of sedimentation ponds and wetland cells that naturally treat water diverted from the Trinity River. Photo courtesy of Tarrant Regional Water District.

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 expected population growth, said Darrel Andrews, assistant director of […]

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WEF Releases Green Infrastructure Implementation Special Publication

October 21, 2014

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Unlike other books that focus on technical design of individual “green” elements, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) special publication Green Infrastructure Implementation tackles topics that relate directly to the ability to implement green infrastructure. Featuring a collection of programmatic and planning topics, the publication covers a range of issues from stormwater to public education and […]

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WERF Released Report on Extreme Climate and Weather Events

October 16, 2014

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) released a new report, Water/Wastewater Utilities and Extreme Climate Events: Case Studies on Community Response, Lessons Learned, Adaptation, and Planning Needs for the Future. The report, created in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Water Research Foundation (Denver) with input from […]

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From the President: Driving Innovation to Water Resource Recovery

October 15, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently convened its 87th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC® 2014, in New Orleans. During this annual water quality event, WEF did what we do best – drive innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage water knowledge – for water professionals from more than 100 countries around the globe. […]

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WEF Releases Wet Weather Design and Operation Publication

October 14, 2014

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Those looking for a comprehensive reference of the current design and operational practices to manage wet weather flows now can access the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) special publication, Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities. It is a companion to WEF’s Manual of Practice (MOP) 8, Design of Municipal Wastewater […]

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Webcast Explores Net-Zero Energy Solutions

October 10, 2014

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Net-Zero Energy Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities Join other water professionals in a webcast discussion of the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) ENER1C12 study on energy neutrality or “net zero” for water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The study aims to characterize the energy balances of common wastewater treatment configurations and evaluate the potential […]

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Miss WEFTEC®? Don’t Miss WEFTEC Daily

October 9, 2014

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Were you unable to attend WEFTEC® 2014? The Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) annual technical exhibition and conference took place Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in New Orleans. Read news, see photos, and get the highlights of what happened during the world’s largest annual water quality event in the WEFTEC Daily online.  

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WEF Announces 2014 Stormwater Video Competition Winners

October 8, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the winners of its 2014 StormTV Project competition. The project recognizes and promotes the work of stormwater professionals globally through videos that are submitted from nonprofit organizations, government entities, consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers. “This was a great opportunity for me to see all the terrific […]

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