Archive | December, 2014

From the President: International Partners Help Deliver the Best in Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery

December 17, 2014

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Leading minds from across the globe convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 26–30, to attend the International Water Association (IWA; London) Specialist Conference on Global Challenges for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. The conference provided a unique opportunity for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to strengthen its partnership with IWA in the areas […]

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Event Coordinator Believes in the Competition

December 16, 2014

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Perkins (front row, second from right) stands with all of the Collections Event judges who volunteered for Operations Challenge held at WEFTEC 2014. Photo courtesy of Perkins.

Laurie Perkins, coordinator for the Collection Systems Event at WEFTEC® 2014, is one of many volunteers working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure the competition runs smoothly. Perkins said she works throughout the year to obtain volunteer judges, train judges on their responsibilities, make sure all the equipment is in adequate condition before the competition, and […]

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WEF Compiles Ebola Resources and Offers Webcast Recording

December 15, 2014

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This colorized transmission electron micrograph reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virio. Photo courtesy of Frederick A. Murphy, Center for Disease Control (CDC) Ebola Outbreak 2014 Press Kit.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in collaboration with many water and public health organizations, has been seeking credible Ebola information to address concerns and questions within the water sector. Because there is limited data on the fate and transport of Ebola in wastewater collection systems, the organizations have reached out to appropriate federal […]

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Maryland Environment Services Manager Supports the Program

December 12, 2014

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During the Tri-Association Conference in Ocean City, Md., from left, an Operations Challenge judge talks to the Motely Poo team members Wayne Rumbaugh, Todd Boulden, Justin Myers, Brad Yeakle, and Maryland Environmental Service (Millersville) manager Ellen Frketic. Photo courtesy of Frketic.

As a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) since 2006 who has worked for Maryland Environmental Service (MES; Millersville) for 26 years, Ellen Frketic has known about Operations Challenge for years. Her organization has more than 100 operators, and she kept thinking “we should be doing this,” Frketic said. Frketic worked with Justin Myers, […]

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WEF Book Provides Water Resource Recovery Facility Design Information

December 11, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides current information on designing state-of-the-art facilities and treatment processes through Introduction to Water Resource Recovery Facility Design, Second Edition. The updated book includes information about regulations and standards for students and practicing engineers. The book addresses the challenges of incorporating new technology and innovations while producing a […]

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Water Leadership Institute Promotes Effective Management Strategies and Strong Professional Ties

December 10, 2014

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Nicole Condon, 2014 graduate of WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Nicole Condon is the Water Communications coordinator in DC Water’s (Washington, D.C.) Office of External Affairs. In addition to managing drinking water marketing and communications for the authority, Condon serves as chairwoman for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (Washington, D.C.) Community Engagement Campaign. For the […]

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Purchase WEF Clothing, Gifts, and Operator Cards for the Holidays

December 9, 2014

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While supplies last, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is selling clothing and other merchandise in its online store. Items available for purchase include the moisture-wicking WEF men’s polo shirt and WEF women’s polo shirt; WATER’S WORTH IT items including t-shirt, bottle, pack of sponges, shower timer, and lanyard; black WEF anorak jacket; and […]

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New Competitor Leads New Team

December 5, 2014

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For the first time in many years, the Nevada Water Environment Association sent a team to compete last year at WEFTEC® 2013. Each member of that team went home and started his or her own Operations Challenge team. Brian Carlson went home to the City of Henderson, Nev., and formed the Dumplings. “This team worked […]

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