Archive | September, 2016

Guide Helps Prepare Operators for Certification Exam

September 23, 2016

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Are you an operator preparing to take a certification exam? To help test-takers study, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in collaboration with the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC; Ankeny, Iowa) and the Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals of ABC, have released The Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination. Consisting of […]

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Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources

September 22, 2016

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The Water Advocates Program, an initiative sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to encourage advocacy for important water sector legislation, has a new home on the web. The new website is designed to be a hub for affecting change around crucial water legislation. The WEF Government Affairs department held a webcast on […]

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California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

September 22, 2016

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Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative. The program, administered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers 15 different online courses on operations and maintenance […]

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California Energy Commission Awards $2 Million To Demonstrate Water Recovery and Energy Savings

September 21, 2016

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As part of a project supported by water and energy organizations including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the California Energy Commission will grant $2 million to Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW; Redwood City, Calif.) and Stanford (Calif.) University to demonstrate the potential benefits of a staged anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor, also called “SAFE” […]

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My Water Legacy: Canhams Forged a Strong Bond, Inside and Outside of WEF

September 20, 2016

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Robert (Bob) Canham Jr. will never forget the day in 1981 when he learned the results of his master’s degree oral exam. “As soon as I heard I passed, I called my dad at work,” Bob said. “He was not an emotional guy. But I could hear the pride in his voice.” Father and son […]

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Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

September 19, 2016

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Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore. sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing […]

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WEF Announces a Framework for STEPP Initiative

September 17, 2016

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In July, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) initiative crossed a milestone with the release of a document that provides recommendations for potential program design components. The document, Framework for a National Testing and Evaluation Program Based Upon the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative (Project […]

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Coming to WEFTEC 2016? Access All the Information You Need Here

September 16, 2016

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The 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to be the largest event of its kind, drawing thousands of water quality professionals and decision-makers from around the world. Attend WEFTEC 2016, taking place Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Plan your WEFTEC experience Navigate the […]

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