Archive | August, 2015

August 2015 Digest

August 31, 2015

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 Featured Other News Grand Junction Powers City Vehicles With Digester Gas As part of a $2.8-million project completed in April, the City of Grand Junction, Colo., now uses biogas from its water resource recovery facility to fuel 38 city-owned vehicles. The city conditions and compresses digester gas until the quality matches compressed natural gas. The […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Felicia Marcus Shares California’s Perspective on the Future of Water Management

August 31, 2015

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Felicia Marcus, chair of the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State Water Resources Control Board, joins a panel for the WEFTEC® 2015 session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities.” On Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, attendees can hear Marcus and other water leaders share lessons learned in […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

August 28, 2015

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John H. Barnes, member since 1972, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Peter Robert Bilstad, member since 1979, North Dakota Water Environment Association. Charles E. Bohac, member since 1972, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Michael W. Callahan, member since 1973, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. James A. Culler, member since 1973, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Stephen D’Achino, member since […]

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WEF Submits Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Wipes and Claims of “Flushability”

August 28, 2015

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On June 17, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning wipe manufacturers’ claims of their product’s “flushability” and about how these products should be labeled. The comments were related to a proposed FTC consent agreement with Nice-Pak Products Inc. (Orangeburg, N.Y.). WEF’s comments support the […]

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WEF Announces Winners of 2015 Stormwater Video Competition

August 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. The 2015 StormTV Project received almost 150 submissions, including more international submissions than any year prior. More than 35 expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected winners based on message communication and quality as well as content matter and […]

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The Next Big Thing in Recycling?

August 26, 2015

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Rich Earth Institute tests human urine as a fertilizer for plants such as hay and lettuce at a farm near Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

University of Michigan sponsors its first urine drive   On any given day, it’s not uncommon to find students at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) out on campus raising awareness for one good cause or another. Until recently, however, their efforts almost never involved porta-potties. That changed on April 1 when researchers from the […]

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WEF Ranks 61 Among Small Companies on Top Workplaces 2015 List

August 26, 2015

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WEF staff show support for the WATER'S WORTH IT message by wearing campaign shirts. WEF photo/Grace Hulse.

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) employees value working for the organization as evidenced by a ranking of 61 among small companies and 118 overall on a Washington Post Top Workplaces 2015 list. The ranking of 150 top places to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is based solely on employee feedback obtained from […]

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From the President: WEF Hits the Bullseye for Meeting 2015 Goals

August 25, 2015

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The annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is just around the corner. WEFTEC® 2015, which will be held in Chicago, marks a new cycle for WEF and the organization’s leaders. At the event, I will complete my term as WEF president. In addition, Sandra Ralston, Charles Bott, Garry Macdonald, […]

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