Archive | September, 2015

Water Sector Leaders Continue Great Water Cities Discussion in New Orleans

September 22, 2015

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A total of 96 water sector leaders gathered at Tulane University in New Orleans for the second Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Great Water Cities Summit, July 21–22. Attendees at Great Water Cities Summit 2015: Collaborating for a Resilient Future discussed such topics as collaboration within the water sector, managing water during extreme conditions, workforce […]

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WEF Continues Its Green Streak

September 22, 2015

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As part of WEF's Low Carb(on) Diet Initiative, in 2007 WEF constructed a green roof and terrace. WEF photo/Fulcher.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is keeping its green-streak going by expanding its recycling program and refreshing the water-saving features of its garden. WEF has been recycling plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, and glass since 1993. Twice a week, WEF’s recycled waste vendor picks up four 363-L (96-gal) containers filled with recyclable materials. In […]

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WEF Pens Letter Urging U.S. Senate To End Ban on Bypassing and Overflows

September 21, 2015

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Eileen O’Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, requesting that the Senate version of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill not restrict water resource recovery facilities from releasing water into the Great Lakes, even during a wet weather […]

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WEF Supports 2015 International Water and Climate Forum

September 18, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations are supporting the 2015 International Water and Climate Forum in San Diego, Dec. 7−9. The forum will focus on climate adaptation and provide urban water and wastewater utilities with innovative ways to manage their strategic planning and operations in light of climate change. This […]

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Tell Us Your Pick for the Cover of WE&T

September 17, 2015

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The November 2015 cover of Water Environment & Technology is in your hands. Pick your favorite design and submit your vote at bit.ly/WET-November by Oct. 10.    

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Coming to Chicago for WEFTEC 2015? Learn All You Need to Know Here

September 16, 2015

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A total of 22,589 people registered to attend WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago. The event returns to Chicago this year. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

The 87th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to be the largest event of its kind. WEFTEC draws water quality professionals and leaders from around the world. WEFTEC 2015 will take place Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees can participate in 137 technical sessions, 29 workshops, […]

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Mission Complete: DC Water’s First Tunnel Boring Machine Finishes 7.2-km Tunnel

September 15, 2015

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With the DC Water Main Pumping Station in the background, Lady Bird emerges from its tunnel boring mission. Photo courtesy of Ted Coyle, DC Water.

Lady Bird, DC Water’s (Washington, D.C.) tunnel boring machine (TBM), has completed a 7.2-km (4.5-mi) tunnel that will be used to help improve water quality in the Anacostia River. In July, Lady Bird completed the dig, and its cutterhead — the elaborate steel face of the machine with built-in cutting and slicing tools — was […]

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Value of Water Coalition Unveils New Campaign and Toolkit

September 14, 2015

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The Value of Water Coalition and the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) have released the new public awareness campaign and toolkit, What’s the Value of Water? The toolkit is available for free to anyone interested in educating the public about the essential need to invest in U.S. water infrastructure and water resources. “These beautiful and […]

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