Archive | April, 2017

April 2017 Digest

April 28, 2017

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home Sylvan Coles has spent the past 47 years working for the City of Topeka and has been committed to the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) since 1979. Sylvan passed a commitment to the water sector on to his son, Dustin, […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

April 27, 2017

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James C. DeLaura, member since 1979, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Warren N. Farmer, member since 1972, Central States Water Environment Association. Sheldon Lipke, member since 1973, New Jersey Water Environment Association. K. Mathai, member since 1982, Missouri Water Environment Association. William J. Muszynksi, member since 1980, New Jersey Water Environment Association. Anita E. Norris, […]

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Technical Algae Resources Now Available from WEF

April 26, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now provides cutting-edge technical information and learning opportunities focused on algae. WEF’s new online technical topic area — the algae webpage — educates about the wastewater bioremediation potential of algae and provides such technical resources as “Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching […]

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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Calendar Uses Cartoons To Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 25, 2017

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The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar. The 2017 Water Cartoon Calendar showcases global water concerns in a format that can reach a large and varied audience, according to a World Bank news article. It was designed to […]

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WEF Stormwater Seminar Co-Located with Instrumentation Conference

April 24, 2017

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In June, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will offer stormwater education in conjunction with the International Water Association (IWA; London) Instrumentation, Control, and Automation 2017 conference. WEF’s Stormwater Seminar 2017 will discuss the various uses for smart systems and big data for innovative stormwater management. Attendees can learn how to use big data in […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

April 22, 2017

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Key information about anaerobic digestion now is available in a new 6-page, open-access fact sheet prepared by the Fundamental Outreach Subcommittee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee. “Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals” provides an overview of anaerobic digestion; covers the topics of process, design, and operation and maintenance; and describes […]

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DC Water Video Showcases National Green Infrastructure Program

April 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) launched the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) in 2016. The first NGICP certifications were awarded in January 2017. DC Water showcases the importance of green infrastructure and the training to build this infrastructure in a new video.  “This is an incredible people […]

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