Archive | June, 2015

June 2015 Digest

June 30, 2015

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 Featured Other News A Bubbly Solution The City of Boulder, Colo., tests using beer byproduct to help reduce nitrogen   When the City of Boulder, Colo., decided to find ways to further reduce nitrogen runoff from its water resource recovery facility, it discovered that the answer lay in one of the least likely substances: beer. […]

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WEF Celebrates Spring with Community Service and Commuter Challenge

June 30, 2015

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Every spring in celebration of Earth Day and World Water Day, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria) staff volunteer environmental group, WEFEco, reaches out to the local community. This year, WEF participated in both an Earth Day event and the Commuter Challenge in Alexandria, Va. Reaching out to the community On April 25, staff volunteer […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

June 29, 2015

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Richard Holland, member since 1979, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. William M. Jernigan, member since 1968, Georgia Association of Water Professionals. George E. Kurz, member since 1974, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. John E. LaRue, member since 1975, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Douglas Ralston, member since 1973, Indiana Water Environment Association. T. Michael Wilmoth, member since 1976, […]

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Register and Attend the Nutrient Symposium 2015

June 26, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) opened registration for the Nutrient Symposium 2015. The symposium, which will take place July 26−28, at the Doubletree San Jose in San Jose, Calif., focuses on how to deal with nutrient issues from […]

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WEF Book Discusses Ultraviolet Disinfection

June 25, 2015

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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) new book, Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater: Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges. The book, which offers case study examples, fills a gap in the design guidance for UV disinfection for low-dose applications such as disinfection […]

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Leaders To Discuss Water Sector Challenges at Great Water Cities Summit 2015

June 24, 2015

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From left, panel speakers Christian Guenner, director of System Development with Hamburg Wasser (Germany); Peter Grevatt, director of EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water; Ted Henifin, general manager at Hampton Roads Sanitation District (Virginia Beach, Va.); Tali Landau-Ofter, finance director at TaKaDu Ltd. (Yehud, Israel); and moderator David St. Pierre, executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, participate in a panel at the summit. Photo courtesy of Kieffer Photography.

Attend the Great Water Cities Summit 2015: Collaborating for a Resilient Future to learn about challenges in the water sector from experts. Professionals from around the world will travel to Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans, July 21–22, to discuss water sector issues such as collaboration, managing water in extreme conditions, workforce development and […]

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From the President: How Global Partnerships Help WEF Achieve Its Mission

June 24, 2015

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An important part of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) mission is to enrich the expertise of water professionals. To achieve this objective in today’s global economy, we proactively seek out the best innovative water technologies, systems, and management approaches that the world has to offer. We focus on bringing the best of the […]

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Opening General Session Will Highlight Water Resource Revolution

June 23, 2015

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Rob Stewart, a biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author, will be the keynote speaker during the WEFTEC 2015 opening general session. Photo courtesy of The Guild Agency (New York).

Every year, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago will be no exception. On Sept. 28, the session will feature remarks from WEF President Ed McCormick and a keynote address from Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, […]

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