Archive | March, 2015

March 2015 at a Glance

March 31, 2015

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Featured Other News Digging for Gold Maintenance Crews in Pacifica, Calif., find a gold engagement ring  In November 2014, maintenance workers for the city of Pacifica, Calif., made their own unique discovery in the city’s collection system: a $1000 engagement ring accidentally flushed down the toilet by resident Lary Warren. Warren contacted the city to […]

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U.S. EPA Accepting Comments on Proposed Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

March 31, 2015

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposed rule under Section 304(h) of the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule, published Feb. 19 in the Federal Register, would update existing analytical methods for testing wastewater effluent. It is designed to reflect innovative advances in technology and analytical methods in science. The rule requires […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

March 30, 2015

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Robert S. Leber, member since 1977, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Charles V. Music, member since 1978, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Stephen Nutt, member since 1973, Water Environment Association of Ontario. Richard H. Smith, member since 1976, Water Environment Association of Texas.

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WEF Sponsors Meetings To Set a Course for Direct Potable Reuse

March 27, 2015

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An expert panel is working to chart a path forward for direct potable reuse of reclaimed water. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Water Research Institute (Fountain Valley, Calif.), WateReuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and American Water Works Association (Denver) is sponsoring a series of meetings to facilitate this work. On Jan. 21, the […]

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Associations Collaborate To Address Wipes ‘Flushability’

March 26, 2015

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A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced March 19 that they are working collaboratively to develop a new edition of guidelines. These guidelines will influence product design and support the marketing of nonwoven products as “flushable” with no adverse effects on wastewater systems. The associations also announced […]

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Potomac River Watershed Event Models Shark Tank

March 25, 2015

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Businesses pitch innovations during the Potomac Piranhas Pitch    Many innovative, business solutions that may help improve the Potomac River watershed were presented at the Potomac Piranhas™ (Alexandria, Va.) Pitch on Jan. 30–31. More than 120 entrepreneurs, business representatives, investors, engineers, environmental professionals, and community leaders gathered to attend this inaugural event, which modeled ABC’s […]

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WEF Releases Nutrient Roadmap Primer

March 24, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released the Nutrient Roadmap Primer Version 1.0. The document provides an introduction to the 25-Year Zero Net Impact Challenge and previews a Nutrient Roadmap book, which is scheduled to be released in 2015. In October 2013, WEF, the Environmental Defense Fund, and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread […]

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WEF and WERF Collaborate on LIFT 2.0 To Advance Water Sector Innovation

March 20, 2015

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WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill and Interim Executive Director of WERF Larry Jaworski signed an MOU to renew the WEF-WERF partnership for the second stage of the program — LIFT 2.0. WEF photo/Laura Leslie.

In February, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders gathered in Chicago to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing their partnership for the second stage of the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program. LIFT 2.0 lays out a path for accelerating, informing, promoting, and funding […]

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