Archive | July, 2015

July 2015 Digest

July 31, 2015

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Featured Other News Revamped Water Treatment Facility Improves System Reliability in San Francisco Region As part of ongoing efforts to ensure system reliability in case of a major earthquake, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) recently completed a $278 million upgrade to its water treatment facility, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. The project […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 31, 2015

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Robert J. Kilpatrick, member since 1970, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Jerry Potamis, member since 1979, New England Water Environment Association. Ronald E. Rogers, member since 1979, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Kau-Fui Vincent Wong, member since 1979, Florida Water Environment Association.

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WEF Hosts Meeting To Drive Innovation in Nutrient Sensor Market

July 30, 2015

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Nutrient runoff is a significant and costly environmental problem in the U.S. This challenge requires focused monitoring to evaluate progress toward reducing the problem, the success of various interventions to mitigate it, and assessment to understand where to target investments. New technologies are emerging that allow for sustained measurement at relevant scales; however, organizations and […]

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Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup Releases Report

July 30, 2015

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In April, the Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) released its final report and recommendations. The group was brought together by the Water Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to improve resiliency in the water and wastewater systems sector. The group […]

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Step Out of the Conference Room To Participate in Unique WEFTEC® 2015 Events

July 29, 2015

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Opportunities to learn abound at WEFTEC® 2015. But even veteran attendees may not know all of the exciting, unique opportunities available during the annual event. WEFTEC 2015 goes beyond workshops, technical sessions, facility tours, and the exhibition. Attendees also can build gardens as part of the 8th annual community service project, attend or participate in an […]

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WEF President Provides Keynote Speech During EPA’s Water Speaker Series

July 29, 2015

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On June 4, Ed McCormick, president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) spoke to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff during an invited keynote speech in the Office of Water speaker series. McCormick spoke about how utilities are becoming resource recovery facilities and moving away from just waste disposal and treatment. “Our facilities […]

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Poll Shows 80% of Americans Support Investing in Sustainable Water

July 28, 2015

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A recent poll by the Value of Water Coalition asked more than 2000 adults in the U.S. about the importance of water in their lives. Among the results: more than four out of five Americans said they think it is extremely important to invest in strategies and programs to develop sustainable water supplies. Also, more […]

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Learn About the Latest Innovations in Reuse

July 27, 2015

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Learn about the latest innovations in water reuse, network with water professionals, and find solutions to critical water supply issues at the 30th Annual WaterReuse Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Seattle, Sept. 13–16. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (Denver) have partnered to create this […]

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