Archive | March, 2017

March 2017 Digest

March 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Hackers Attack Model Water Treatment Facility in Cybersecurity Competition ‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector A miniature mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game […]

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WEF Members Invited To Book WEFTEC 2017 Hotel Rooms Early

March 30, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members will be given exclusive access to Chicago hotel rooms at specially negotiated group rates beginning April 11. This provides members with an opportunity to reserve a hotel room a week before WEFTEC® 2017 conference registration and housing opens to a broader audience. Individual members will receive an email […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

March 29, 2017

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Gregory F. Burde, member since 1973, New Jersey Water Environment Association. James De Block, member since 1981, New Jersey Water Environment Association. David A. Flowers, member since 1982, Central States Water Environment Association. Richard F. Luthy, member since 1970, California Water Environment Association. Gamaliel Martinez De Bascaran, member since 1975, Asociación para la Defensa de […]

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New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

March 29, 2017

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The New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) has received the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the adult-led environmental education category. The award recognizes outstanding environmental performance programs and projects in the state. “It certainly was an honor to receive the award,” said Tom Grenci, NJWEA president. During the past year, NJWEA has provided approximately […]

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My Water Legacy: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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Investigating Collection Systems at WEF’s Conference in May

March 28, 2017

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Learn how to optimize collection systems by implementing project improvements, new technologies, smart strategies and planning, and comprehensive management. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water sector professionals to learn from speakers presenting case studies and project outcomes at the Collection Systems Conference 2017. The event features an opening general session, mobile session, […]

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Submit Nominations for WE&RF Paul L. Busch Award

March 27, 2017

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for the 2017 Paul L. Busch Award. Submit nominations by the June 1 deadline. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement and creative vision of individuals who have made innovative and ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. Winners receive a $100,000 grant to help […]

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WEF Joins in Updating Effective Utility Management Primer

March 25, 2017

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An expanded, 10-partner coalition has updated Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities. The document includes an expanded implementation guide that walks water sector leaders through the creation of an improvement plan. The updated primer will help utilities meet the challenges of aging infrastructure, rapidly evolving technology, heightened customer expectations, rising costs, and […]

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