Archive | April, 2015

April 2015 at a Glance

April 30, 2015

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Featured Other News Bio-Bus Hits the Streets of England The green movement is gaining momentum in the United Kingdom (U.K.). On Nov. 20, the Bio-Bus, which runs on biomethane gas, picked up its first passengers. The 40-seat bus, which runs on the biogas from a nearby water resource recovery facility, can travel as much as […]

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Biological Nutrient Removal Featured in Most Attended Technical Session at WEFTEC 2014

April 29, 2015

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The City of Kelowna, British Columbia installed the world’s first fermenter at the Kelowna Wastewater Treatment Facility. Photo courtesy of Gerry Stevens and the City of Kelowna.

James L. Barnard shares his summary of the session   Looking back at the most-attended technical session of WEFTEC® 2014 can give a taste of the type of information and education that will be available at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago. Technical Session 206, “The Complete Guide to Fermentation for Biological Nutrient Removal,” drew 220 attendees […]

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Innovation for the Next Generation at WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015

April 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and International Water Association (IWA; London) present a multitude of residuals- and biosolids-related topics at the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015. Being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 7–10, the educational event will feature 22 technical sessions covering topics such as […]

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Water Quality Advocate Says “It’s Time to Put Water First”

April 27, 2015

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Heather Himmelberger, director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), spoke about finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems during a TEDxABQ event. Photo courtesy of Kristyn Fox.

Heather Himmelberger, director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), recently presented at TEDxABQ, an individually organized TED event in Albuquerque, N.M. Himmelberger spoke about finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems. She sees upcoming water quality, quantity, and infrastructure issues as an opportunity to […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

April 24, 2015

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Michael Baugher, member since 1975, Water Environment Association of Texas. Wayne T. Grandin, member since 1978, California Water Environment Association. Robert T. McCarty, member since 1975, Water Environment Association of Texas. John R. Westendorf, member since 1978, Water Environment Association of Texas.

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Energy, Nutrient, and Heat Recovery Featured at Water and Energy 2015 Conference

April 23, 2015

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Water professionals can learn about the technology behind and the regulation involved in recovering energy, nutrients, heat, and other resources from wastewater at Water and Energy 2015: Opportunities for Energy and Resource Recovery in the Changing World. The conference and exhibition takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 8–10. […]

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Committee Leadership Council Implements Strategies To Improve WEF Volunteer Experience

April 22, 2015

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Volunteer leaders who serve as chairs and vice-chairs of these committees belong to WEF’s Committee Leadership Council (CLC) which meets every year during WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Volunteers of the Future Task Force recommends five initiatives for committees   Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders are working to optimize the operation of WEF committees and to improve WEF volunteer engagement. Currently, WEF has 30 committees that help develop policy positions; write technical publications; develop training materials, program content, and conference programs; […]

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Move Fast To Share the Quick Fix!

April 21, 2015

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The time has arrived to enter the fourth annual WEFTEC Ingenuity Contest WEFTEC® 2015 is hosting the fourth annual Ingenuity Contest. The contest submission portal is open now until June 5. This competition recognizes your ability to solve a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and your ingenuity and imagination. So, […]

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