Archive | May, 2015

May 2015 Digest

May 31, 2015

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Featured Other News WaterHub Reclaims Wastewater for Reuse at Emory University As sustainable water management increasingly becomes important for the metro-Atlanta region, Emory University (Atlanta) is stepping up as a technological pioneer and community leader. The region struggles with drought, legal disputes over water supply, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consent decrees on water quality. […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 30, 2015

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Gary Fries, member since 1978, Nevada Water Environment Association. J. Gillam, member since 1980, Water Environment Association of Texas. James P. Heaney, member since 1978, Florida Water Environment Association. James Kidwell, member since 1980, Water Environment Association of Texas. Leonard Levine, member since 1973, Water Environment Association of Texas. Glenn W. Rehberger, member since 1969, […]

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Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

May 29, 2015

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Mark Feltner, environmental scientist at HRSD (Virginia Beach, Va.), provides a review of Virginia operator training and qualification requirements during a WEFMAX meeting. WEF photo/Lisa McFadden.

On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. In order to attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable […]

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WaterHub Reclaims Wastewater for Reuse at Emory University

May 28, 2015

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Emory University (Atlanta) has opened the doors to the WaterHub™, an ecological treatment facility that reclaims campus wastewater for nonpotable reuse. Photo courtesy of David Fisher, Emory University.

As sustainable water management increasingly becomes important for the metro-Atlanta region, Emory University  (Atlanta) is stepping up as a technological pioneer and community leader in that city. University embodies sustainability The region struggles with drought, legal disputes over water supply, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consent decrees on water quality. So the university opened the […]

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WEF Begins Stormwater Product and Practice Testing Project

May 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is leading a new project to develop a framework for the formation of a national testing and evaluation program in the stormwater sector. The project, funded through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Infrastructure Grant administered by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), is based on WEF’s […]

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IKE: Introducing the Next Generation WEFTEC

May 26, 2015

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WEFTEC 2015 offers a variety of technical educational opportunities covering the topics stormwater, water treatment, wastewater, collection, management, and others featured in this image.

Big projects and innovations always have had a place at WEFTEC®, the foremost conference and tradeshow for water technology. Big projects and innovations have to start somewhere, and often they start small — an idea or a process tweak. These humble beginnings may not be big enough for a full paper and podium presentation but […]

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WEFTEC Makes Top 250 Trade Show List Again

May 25, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.).

Trade Show News Network (Brookfield, Wis.) ranked WEFTEC® 2014 as 68th in its Top 250 Trade Show list. The list ranks trade shows held in the U.S. by net square footage of exhibits. In 2014, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference drew 13,296 professional attendees and 6235 exhibitor personnel to […]

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National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo Highlight Water Sector Priorities

May 22, 2015

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In April, the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo brought together more than 200 participants from around the globe to Washington, D.C. Water and wastewater professionals representing many different water-sector organizations came together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe water and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. Attendees shared […]

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