Archive | June, 2016

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

June 26, 2016

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Neil A. Webster, member since 1979, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association.

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U.S. Department of Energy Accelerates Adoption of Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

June 25, 2016

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On May 11, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced The Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. Through the initiative, the department will work with state, regional, and local agencies that engage with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate a path toward sustainable infrastructure. It builds on and leverages a portfolio of work, resources, and partnerships established […]

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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

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, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since […]

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WEF Advocates for Law Treating Water as One Resource with Many Uses

June 23, 2016

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On May 10, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter encouraging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to include language in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would increase coordination and encourage management of water as one resource with multiple uses. The letter, sent […]

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Infrastructure Week Brings Attention to Maintenance and Investment

June 22, 2016

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U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D–N.Y.) addresses a crowd at the congressional briefing, “Securing Our Water Future,” presented by the National League of Cities (Washington, D.C.) and the Value of Water Coalition. Photo courtesy of Jason Dixson Photography.

The water sector celebrated Infrastructure Week 2016 from May 16 to 23. Organizations from around the U.S. joined to show that deferred maintenance and lack of investment in infrastructure is a threat to public health and safety, jobs, and economic growth, according to a Value of Water Coalition news release. A steering committee of the […]

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High School Students Spend a Year Studying the Bronx River

June 21, 2016

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Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization based in the South Bronx of New York City, offers water-based educational programs for underserved students and provides real-world experiences and engagement that goes beyond traditional classrooms. Programs include opportunities for youth to learn boat building, practice sailing, conduct environmental research, and participate in environmental restoration. The organization’s […]

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Get the Best Rates and Access the Conference Announcement for WEFTEC® 2016

June 21, 2016

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The annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), will be held Sept. 24–28 in New Orleans. Take a look inside the digital WEFTEC® 2016 Conference Announcement, and see why water professionals, water sector experts, and innovative companies from around the world to gather at WEFTEC for the advancement of water. The conference, the largest of […]

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