Archive | October, 2015

October 2015 Digest

October 30, 2015

Comments Off on October 2015 Digest

Featured Other News Ghost town emerges from the depths of Lake Mead Receding waters in Lake Mead, Nev. have revealed a haunting piece of history — the ghost town of St. Thomas. The existence of the town, originally settled in 1865 by Mormons, was cut short when President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill in 1928 […]

Continue reading...

From the President: Gaining Insight, Influencing the Organization, and Setting a Course for the Future

October 29, 2015

Comments Off on From the President: Gaining Insight, Influencing the Organization, and Setting a Course for the Future

Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

About 6 months ago, I met with several Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals to talk about how the WEF president could help develop the future generation of water-sector leaders within our organization. During the discussion, they asked several thought-provoking questions that I want to share, along with my answers, to help WEF […]

Continue reading...

Ghost Town Emerges from the Depths of Lake Mead

October 28, 2015

Comments Off on Ghost Town Emerges from the Depths of Lake Mead

Receding waters in Lake Mead, Nev. have revealed a haunting piece of history — the ghost town of St. Thomas. Hoover Dam construction floods town Located near the Overton Arm of the Muddy River that feeds the Colorado River, the town of St. Thomas, Nev. originally was settled in 1865 by Mormons. Eventually the town’s […]

Continue reading...

Forum Focuses on Intensifying Technologies and Partnerships

October 27, 2015

Comments Off on Forum Focuses on Intensifying Technologies and Partnerships

Water sector professionals attending the 2015 Intensification of Resource Recovery (IRR) Forum attendees gather to hear an update on emerging shortcuts to nitrogen removal. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) photo/Laura Herman.

Jeanette Brown, WEF past president and Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.) professor Jeanette Brown served as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) from 2010 to 2011. Currently, she teaches environmental engineering courses for both graduates and undergraduates at Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.). Prior to that, she was executive director of the Stamford (Conn.) […]

Continue reading...

Did You Miss WEFTEC? Don’t Miss WEFTEC Daily

October 26, 2015

Comments Off on Did You Miss WEFTEC? Don’t Miss WEFTEC Daily

Those unable to attend WEFTEC® 2015, the Water Environment Federation’s (Alexandria, Va.) annual technical exhibition and conference, can find out what happened by reading the WEFTEC Daily online. Read news, see photos, and get the highlights of what took place during the world’s largest annual water quality event, which took place Sept. 26 to Sept. […]

Continue reading...

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

October 19, 2015

Comments Off on Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

John St. Andre, member since 1968, Michigan Water Environment Association. David Kozman, member since 1977, Ohio Water Environment Association. Robert E. Liljestrand, member since 1973, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Joseph G. Maruskin, member since 1974, Michigan Water Environment Association. Barry E. Simescu, member since 1971, Michigan Water Environment Association. Neal E. Sivec, member since 1974, […]

Continue reading...

Lost and Found: City of Moline, Ill. Retrieves Laser

October 14, 2015

Comments Off on Lost and Found: City of Moline, Ill. Retrieves Laser

A variety of toys have been recovered from the City of Moline’s (Ill.) water resource recovery facilities. Photo courtesy of Robert J. Barnard, treatment operations manager and pretreatment coordinator for the City of Moline Water Pollution Control division.

Employees have retrieved quite the variety of items from the two water resource recovery facilities operated by the City of Moline (Ill.) Water Pollution Control Division. The lost-and-found list includes toys, construction equipment, animals, drugs (likely flushed during police raids), and a $50 bill that paid for a staff pizza lunch. The most valuable item […]

Continue reading...

WEF Experts Raise Issues About Water Contamination Indicators

October 13, 2015

Comments Off on WEF Experts Raise Issues About Water Contamination Indicators

On Aug. 14, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Review of Coliphages as Possible Indicators of Fecal Contamination for Ambient Water Quality. WEF’s Bacteriophage/Virus Task Force prepared the comments on this EPA literature review. The task force consists of experts from nine different WEF […]

Continue reading...