Archive | March, 2015

WEF Offers Second Set of Comments on EPA’s Electronic Reporting Rule

March 19, 2015

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On Jan. 30, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed comments in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Electronic Reporting Rule Supplemental Notice. The supplemental notice requested comments on specific areas of interest where changes to the rule had been made or were being considered. On Dec.12, WEF submitted its first set of […]

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There’s Art in Those Aeration Tanks!

March 18, 2015

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Lindsay Olson explores the beauty in science   “I create conceptual art about municipal wastewater treatment,” said no one ever – until Lindsay Olson came along. Olson has boldly gone where no artist has gone before: the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, Ill., the world’s largest wastewater treatment facility, according to the Metropolitan Water […]

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WEF Partners with University on Upcoming Water Microbiology Conference

March 17, 2015

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Researchers and practitioners will gather to learn about microbiology and public health issues during the 2015 Water Microbiology Conference, May 18–22 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Water microbiology topics will range from watershed to human exposure. Specific topics will include current concerns in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting […]

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WEF Offers Members Access to Energy Roadmap Executive Summary

March 16, 2015

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The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management offers guidance for utilities to take advantage of sustainable energy sources. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers the executive summary of the book to members online at no cost and to nonmembers for $7. In 2012, WEF convened […]

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WEF Nominating Committee Seeks Nominations for 2015

March 14, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. This mission is executed through the dedication and active involvement of WEF members. Join WEF leadership in advancing […]

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Enjoying Sun, Sand, and Septic Tanks

March 13, 2015

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Graduate students, including from left, Ryan Slabach Brubaker, Moises Bobadilla, Chris Sidney, Sam Consolvo, Nicole Abramson, and Sima Azarani, were tasked with assessing the current and potential threats to Punta Cana’s potable water system. Photo courtesy of Robbie Grover.

Virginia Tech grad students study water quality in the Dominican Republic and help plant the seeds of wastewater infrastructure   When the average twenty-something travels to the Caribbean during the summer, they do it to enjoy the sun, sand, and all the excitement island life has to offer. But between 2011 and 2013, graduate students […]

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Upcoming WEF Webcasts Cover Pipeline Assessment, Biofilm Reactors, Lab Improvements, and Codigestion

March 13, 2015

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Fundamentals and Emerging Advancements in Biofilm Reactor Technologies Learn the basics of design and operation of biofilm processes for municipal wastewater treatment in this webcast. Process definitions, structure, existence, applications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of biofilm compared to activated sludge systems will be discussed. Speakers will present examples of water resource recovery […]

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Compendium Offers Insights Into the Value of Water in Business

March 5, 2015

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Water sector leaders share insights into the relationship between water and business in The Value of Water: A Compendium of Essays by Smart CEOs. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member Donna Vincent Roa, in collaboration with the Value of Water Coalition, developed the book to feature leaders’ thoughts about the value of water and […]

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