Archive | April, 2016

April 2016 Digest

April 29, 2016

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 Featured Other News Beer Provides Opportunity To Educate About Water in Arizona SanTan Brewing participates in Tap to Top outreach campaign The next time Phoenix-area residents reach for a SanTan Brewing Co. (Phoenix) beer, they might be reminded about the importance of having a reliable source of clean water. SanTan has partnered with Crescent Crown […]

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Central States WEA Program Seeks To Bring Sanitation to Underdeveloped Regions

April 28, 2016

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For its second project, GWS focused on Bahia Bellena, a village of several tightly packed commercial establishments and 40 to 50 homes. The village sits at the entrance of the Marino Ballena National Park in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of the Global Water Stewardship.

The Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) has created a program to help protect public health in underdeveloped regions of the world. The program, Global Water Stewardship (GWS), seeks to advance the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of providing sanitation for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack it. CSWEA’s membership called for the […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

April 27, 2016

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Gary Adams, member since 1972, Florida Water Environment Association. Francis A. Bridges, member since 1975, New York Water Environment Association.

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Flushing Awesome

April 27, 2016

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In 2014, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) launched its Flushing Awesome campaign to raise awareness and deter people in Washington State from flushing nondisperable products such as wipes, tampons, condoms, hair, dental floss, and grease. The campaign featured two cartoon musical videos — a parody on artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” […]

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SJWP Alumnus Wins Big for Research

April 26, 2016

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Maria Elena Grimmett receives $100,000 for removing pharmaceuticals from water In 2013 at the age of 14, Maria Elena Grimmett made history when she became the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The achievements of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition alumnus’ continue to accumulate. In December, she won the $100,000 […]

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From the President: Taking a Look at Water from Africa

April 25, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Recently, my day-job took me to central, east, and west Africa to work on wastewater treatment facilities at several Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta) bottlers. As I rode along the dusty, remote roads of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique, I was reminded that the need for water is prevalent in the everyday lives of people. […]

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WEF and Others Launch Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

April 24, 2016

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The Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program celebrates the progress and performance of U.S. wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of an innovative business model. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), with support […]

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WEF Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes at WEFTEC® 2016

April 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting the fifth annual Ingenuity Contest. The competition recognizes that not all innovations come from the research laboratory. Some innovations come from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity. The imaginative, inventive, and […]

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