Archive | March, 2016

March 2016 Digest

March 31, 2016

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Featured Other News Mr. Trash Wheel Cleans Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Educates Citizens The historic port city of Baltimore now has a new feature — the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, also known as Mr. Trash Wheel. Designed with the unique look of a settler’s wagon, the wheel is helping the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore make […]

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Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes

March 30, 2016

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Maine’s “Save Your Pipes: Don’t Flush Baby Wipes” campaign raises awareness about the environmental and economic effects of flushing baby wipes. Photo courtesy of Aubrey L. Strause, owner of Verdant Water PLLC (Scarborough, Maine) and 2014 president of the the Maine Water Environment Association.

Last year, the Maine Water Environment Association (Augusta), in a joint effort with the Portland (Maine) Water District and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (Cary, N.C.), created two humorous videos depicting a wacky, mock game show called “What the Flush?!?” to call attention to what should and shouldn’t be flushed down toilets. The […]

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Great Water Cities 2016 Challenges Attendees To Devise Stormwater Solutions

March 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is inviting water sector leaders to attend Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. The summit will feature panel discussions by stormwater experts and will allow attendees to work in small groups to devise solutions to stormwater challenges. Register now to attend the summit that will […]

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Apply for WERF Awards

March 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for the 2016 Paul L. Busch Award and the Award for Excellence in Innovation. The deadline to nominate or submit applications for both is June 1. The Paul L. Busch Award honors research that will lead to practical solutions for water quality problems. The […]

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Proposed 2017 USGS Budget Incorporates Increased Water Resources Research

March 27, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to maintain core USGS science programs as well as to advance priorities set by the USGS Science Strategy Plans. These priorities include informing water management for the 21st century, according to a USGS news release. The FY […]

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Nominate Your Choice for WEF Leadership

March 26, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is seeking nominations for the positions of WEF Vice President and WEF Board of Trustees (two positions). WEF relies on dedicated and exceptional volunteers to carry its mission to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

March 25, 2016

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Robert J. Kukenberger, member since 1975, New York Water Environment Association. Raymond H. Myers, member since 1973, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Karl E. Schreiter Jr., member since 1974, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Dale Watson, member since 1974, Iowa Water Environment Association. Kenneth E. Wilson, member since 1974, Florida Water Environment Association.

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Attend WEF’s Collection Systems 2016 Conference

March 24, 2016

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Delve into underground infrastructure and experience the realm of technological applications for assessments and rehabilitation at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Collection Systems 2016 conference. The event will highlight innovation, technologies, and real-world examples through its exhibit hall and technical programming. It features an opening general session, workshops, technical sessions, a mobile session, […]

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