Archive | August, 2016

LIFT Toolbox Holds Information and Resources for Member Associations

August 23, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) not only connect water and wastewater sector professionals — often, they also are instrumental in the spread of new technologies and practices that revolutionize how engineers, decision-makers, and utilities approach the upkeep of water systems. Through the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), WEF and the […]

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WEF Service Project to Address Flooding Problems at New Orleans City Hall

August 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) is hard at work finalizing plans and logistics for the ninth annual WEF Community Service Project, “NOLA Grows Green: The City Hall Stormwater Project.” More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate in this year’s event, which is being held during WEFTEC® […]

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Putting Wastewater Designs to the Test During WEFTEC 2016 Student Design Competition

August 19, 2016

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A record number of teams is set to compete in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. This year’s Student Design Competition will feature 15 teams from 16 different schools, making it the largest field of contenders since the competition began in 2002. The Student Design […]

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WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

August 18, 2016

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Christine Dykstra wants to change the paradigm of wastewater treatment from simply removing contaminants to recovering resources and energy. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) doctoral student adds receipt of the 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship to her growing list of achievements. The scholarship, awarded every year to a […]

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New Features Introduced in WEFCOM Discussions

August 17, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announces a new suite of updates to WEFCOM, the online platform that allows WEF members to connect with each other. Among new features added to the WEFCOM discussion-post editor are a “preview” function, accessible under the “view” drop-down menu, and a more streamlined way to alter the appearance […]

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Going to the Worms

August 17, 2016

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Worms provide sanitary wastewater treatment in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile. Photo courtesy of BioFiltro.

Worm- and microbe-powered system to treat California vineyard’s wastewater in just 4 hours Very few wineries show the same enthusiasm for their wastewater treatment as for their wines. But Fetzer Vineyards is different. The Hopland, Calif., vineyard and winery is on a mission to prove that it’s possible to produce award-winning wine while using renewable […]

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Register and Prepare for the Stormwater Congress

August 16, 2016

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The WEFTEC 2015 Stormwater Congress showcased technical content in a facility tour, sessions, and this luncheon. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Heading to New Orleans for WEFTEC® 2016 this September? Take advantage of a variety of stormwater-focused presentations during the 2016 Stormwater Congress, now in its fourth year. The Stormwater Congress provides access to more than 15 specifically tailored technical sessions and workshops on such topics as stormwater policies and regulation, effects and mitigation of flooding, […]

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WEF Pushes Congress To Act on WRDA

August 12, 2016

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On July 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with 15 water quality groups and local government associations to continue urging Congress to enact HR 5303 and S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, the organizations encouraged legislators to expedite the […]

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