Archive | July, 2016

WEF Comments on NPDES Permit for Stormwater from Construction

July 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. The proposed permit would renew the current 5-year permit that went into effect Feb. 16, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the draft permit available for a 45-day […]

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Girls Sweep 2016 U.S. SJWP Competition

July 27, 2016

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From left, the winners of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) were Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water award recipient Sarayu Das; runner-up Paige Brown; winner Nishith Sinha; and runner-up Megan Lange. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

In June, 54 students representing 47 states and Puerto Rico gathered at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. This year, four girls took home the top awards from the competition. This year marks the first time that girls have earned every top […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 27, 2016

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William S. Howard, member since 1969, New England Water Environment Association. Robert T. Lahullier, member since 1969, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Fotios Papamichael, member since 1977, New York Water Environment Association. Lorraine Sander, member since 1981, New England Water Environment Association.

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Leaders Tackle Stormwater Topics at Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action

July 27, 2016

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Thought leaders responsible for managing urban stormwater exchanged information and experience with the 121 water sector professionals attending Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event took place May 10 and 11 in Chicago. Attendees worked together to devise solutions to stormwater challenges. The event, which […]

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Celebrating a Day To Call Their Own

July 27, 2016

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Virginia names June 30 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day From now on, June 30 will be known as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in Virginia. The day celebrate the efforts of water sector professionals to protect public health and the environment. The Virginia General Assembly passed Joint House-Senate Commending Resolution […]

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Take Survey To Share Your Efforts on Odor Control

July 27, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Air Quality and Odor Control Committee has developed a survey to benchmark the water sector’s efforts on odor control and management. The committee encourages water sector professionals, especially those representing utilities, to participate. Results of the survey will be used to help utilities compare their organization’s activities to those […]

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Smithsonian Unveils Travelling Exhibitions Educating About Water

July 26, 2016

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The Water/Ways exhibit showcases the relationship between people and water through images from events such as the 2014 Voices from Both Sides event where Americans and Mexicans gathered, joining hands across the Rio Grande. Photo courtesy of Lorne Matalon, Smithsonian.

Through its Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES; Washington, D.C.) is launching two travelling exhibitions to engage the public in learning about the significance of water. The Water/Ways and H2O Today exhibitions are part of the Smithsonian’s “Think Water” initiative, which brings together exhibitions, educational resources, and public […]

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Webcasts Explore Odor-Controlling Valves and Coliphage Criteria

July 26, 2016

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Sponsor eShowcase: Checkmate Inline Check Valve for CSO Red Valve Co. (Pittsburgh) sponsors this eShowcase to describe the company’s CheckMate Valves that are used for interceptor, manhole, and outfall pipelines. Designed to maximize storage capacity while preventing water from back-flowing into water resource recovery facilities, the valves prevent odors from escaping while allowing water to […]

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