Archive | March, 2016

Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering […]

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WEF Asks Members for Input on WIFIA Projects

March 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is asking members to submit examples of major upcoming wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects that may have the opportunity to receive financing through the pilot program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). EPA is developing WIFIA’s program guidelines and plans […]

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WEF Joins in Issuing Statement on Flint Water Crisis

March 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations issued a statement informing the water sector of their intent to provide information and develop a collaborative response to the water contamination in Flint, Mich. WEF joined the American Water Works Association (Denver), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), National Association of […]

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WEF Now Is Accepting Applications for MS4 Awards

March 18, 2016

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On March 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced that it is accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15. An expert committee will review […]

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Navigate the World of FOG at WEF Seminar in April

March 17, 2016

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Get the complete picture of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) during the interactive seminar, Navigating the World of FOG. During the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and AZ Water Association event, presentations, exercises, and facilitated discussion will train attendees on the options available for utilities to design and implement their own, site-specific FOG management […]

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WERF Executive Director Melissa Meeker Discusses Water Sector Future and WERF–WRRF Merger

March 16, 2016

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In December, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) announced plans to merge with the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF; Alexandria, Va.) as well as the appointment of Melissa Meeker as the executive director of both foundations. She said she plans on working to facilitate the merger using her more than 20 years of experience […]

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WEF Committee Leadership Council Seeks Nominations

March 15, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council is seeking nominations for three Communities of Practice director positions. Director positions, which last for 2 years, will begin after WEFTEC® 2016. Those with leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and an understanding of WEF committees are invited to […]

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Mr. Trash Wheel Cleans Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Educates Citizens

March 15, 2016

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Mr. Boh, the one-eyed mascot of National Bohemian, a beer first brewed by National Brewing Co. (San Antonio, Texas) in 1885 in Baltimore, celebrates Mr. Trash Wheel. Photo courtesy of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

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 the Inner Harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020. Mr. Trash Wheel cleans up […]

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