Archive | June, 2015

New Events Coming To WEFTEC 2015

June 23, 2015

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WEFTEC® 2015 will take place Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to 135 technical sessions, 29 workshops, seven facility tours, the Stormwater Congress, and more than 1000 exhibitors, the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference features new events designed to enhance the existing networking opportunities for WEF […]

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U.S. House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

June 19, 2015

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On April 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 355-63 H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (NCPAA). The bill, which is pending the U.S. Senate’s vote, will help American businesses better protect their digital networks from dangerous and destructive cyberattacks. Added to the legislation during floor proceedings were provisions […]

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Water Environment Research Editor-in-Chief Becomes Fulbright Scholar

June 18, 2015

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Timothy Ellis, editor-in-chief of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) research journal, Water Environment Research, recently was named a Fulbright scholar. The professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (Ames) served as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar in Malta for 4 months in early 2014. Part of Ellis’ trip focused on […]

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It’s a Rap!

June 17, 2015

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has released a rap video educating about the city’s aging collection system and the services it provides. Photo courtesy of SFPUC.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission produces rap video to educate the public about aging wastewater infrastructure   For water resource recovery facilities, there’s more than one way to conduct public outreach — and some methods are more innovative than others. In March, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) took a unique route to reach […]

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2015 Stormwater Congress Opens for Registration

June 16, 2015

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Registration and housing now is open for the 2015 Stormwater Congress. The conference is cohosted with WEFTEC® 2015, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference. Both events will be held Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Stormwater Congress registration gives attendees access to all that WEFTEC has to […]

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WEF Provides Technical Assistance for Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Bill

June 15, 2015

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On April 14, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D−N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D−Md.) re-introduced legislation to provide support for innovative stormwater strategies, improving the water sector’s ability to manage runoff and collection system overflows while relieving pressure on aging infrastructure. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, […]

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Ammonia Criteria Implementation Workshop Findings Released

June 12, 2015

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In April, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (Washington, D.C.), released the executive summary of an October 2014 ammonia criteria implementation workshop. The organizations convened the workshop to identify data and information gaps […]

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A Bubbly Solution

June 12, 2015

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Avery Brewing's new tap room and restaurant has 60 taps with 30 different beers on draft. Photo courtesy of The Brewtography Project.

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 (WRRF), it discovered that the answer lay in one of the least likely substances: beer. Or, more specifically, the answer […]

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