Archive | July, 2015

Catherine O’Connor To Discuss Resource Recovery at WEFTEC 2015 AAEES, AIDIS, WEF Breakfast

July 24, 2015

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Catherine A. O’Connor, director of engineering at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), will discuss resource recovery during WEFTEC 2015. Photo courtesy of O’Connor.

Resource recovery will be the topic of discussion during the annual WEFTEC® 2015 breakfast hosted by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES; Annapolis, Md.), Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (São Paulo, Brazil; AIDIS), and Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The breakfast is scheduled for 7:15–8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. […]

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WERF Awards Contracts To Continue Nutrient Research

July 23, 2015

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) awarded two contracts to Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) that build upon WERF’s current nutrient research. The first contract is for the project, “Model Guidance for Developing Site Specific Nutrient Goals – Demonstration, Boulder Creek, Colo.” The research team is using available monitoring data for Boulder […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Susan Story Discusses Need for Infrastructure and Water Supply

July 22, 2015

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At WEFTEC® 2015, Susan Story, president and chief executive officer of American Water Works Company, Inc. (Voorhees, N.J.), will share her perspective on the challenges facing the water sector. On Sept. 28, Story will participate in a panel discussion with water sector leaders about changes in cities throughout the U.S. “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, […]

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WEF, Other Organizations Pen Letter Opposing the Reopening of Farm Bill

July 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and more than 100 other organizations wrote a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in opposition to reopening debate on the 2014 farm bill. The letter was written to […]

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Build Your WEFTEC® 2015 Schedule Using the Conference Announcement

July 21, 2015

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WEFTEC® 2015 offers many opportunities to learn and network. Start preparing for the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event by looking through the digital WEFTEC 2015 Conference Announcement. WEFTEC 2015 features 137 sessions, 29 workshops, 17 mobile sessions, 7 facility tours, numerous panel discussions, knowledge development forums, small group pavilion sessions, and exhibitor […]

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WEF, NGA Collaborate To Improve Resiliency when Facing Extreme Events

July 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the National Governors Association (Washington, D.C.) to offer a learning lab that will help inform states’ emergency response to extreme events and let planning agencies know what water and wastewater facilities are doing to improve resiliency to these events. The learning lab, which took place […]

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Texas Student Wins 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Removing Heavy Metals from Water

July 16, 2015

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From left, the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner Perry Alagappan presents his project to judges Donna Vincent Roa, Marlee Franzen, and Anisha Patel. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

On June 20, Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas, stepped onto a stage to receive the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Alagappan earned the prestigious water-research prize, which includes $10,000 and a trip to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the international SJWP competition in August, for his project, “Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy […]

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Collection Systems Sessions Set To Draw Large Crowds at WEFTEC© 2015

July 14, 2015

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Photo courtesy of David A. Hofer.

Collection systems topics are no stranger to the list of top 10 attended sessions for all of WEFTEC. Perennially, “Collection System Basics,” — this year Session 313 — makes this list. And the field operations session — this year Session 512, “A Fresh Perspective on Front Line Operations” — made the top 10 ranking at […]

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