Archive | January, 2016

January 2016 Digest

January 31, 2016

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Featured Other News Stockholm Junior Water Prize Students Make a Big Splash in Water Research Minnesota teacher reflects on students’ achievements  Every year an impressive group of young scientists compete for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Cindy Welsh, seventh grade science teacher in the Cloquet (Minn.) Public School system for the past 15 […]

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Current Odor Issues, Regulations, and Solutions Featured at Odors and Air Pollutants Conference

January 30, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites environmental and water sector professionals to attend the Odors and Air Pollutants 2016 conference in Milwaukee, March 21–24. The event features an opening general session and 12 technical sessions providing education and resources on current odor issues, regulatory requirements, and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. […]

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WEF Leaders Invited To Attend WEFMAX 2016

January 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites WEF Member Association (MA) leaders to attend the WEFMAX 2016 meetings. At these meetings, WEF leaders have the opportunity to discuss topics important to WEF as well as water sector professionals and their communities and exchange information about MAs. Register now for the following meetings: March 9–11 […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project. Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

January 28, 2016

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Robert Bella, member since 1981, Kansas Water Environment Association and Missouri Water Environment Association. Daniel D. Chen, member since 1972, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Fran E. Forkas, member since 1969, California Water Environment Association. Michael R. Giannini, member since 1987, West Virginia Water Environment Association. John Hochstrasser, member since 1973, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. […]

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Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job. This […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Attendees Take Advantage of Interactive Education and Networking

January 27, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC) draws a variety of water sector professionals to learn and network every year. WEFTEC® 2015, held Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago, became the largest and most successful of these events. It set records with 25,048 registrants and 1033 exhibiting companies using […]

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Stockholm Junior Water Prize Students Make a Big Splash in Water Research

January 26, 2016

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Minnesota teacher reflects on students’ achievements   Every year an impressive group of young scientists compete for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Whether these high school competitors win or not, many go on to make remarkable achievements. Cindy Welsh, seventh grade science teacher in the Cloquet (Minn.) Public School system for the past […]

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