Archive | April, 2017

Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

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Joe Lagnese may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic. Lagnese first joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (WEA) in 1956. He also served as WEF president from 1971 to 1972 and has earned WEF Honorary Membership. […]

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Continue the WEFTEC® 2016 Educational Experience with Conference Proceedings

April 19, 2017

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Catch up on technical information presented during last year’s Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC) by purchasing the WEFTEC® 2016 conference proceedings. During the largest annual water quality conference of its kind, attendees have access to high-quality education and training. The WEF Program Committee, made up of more than 200 water […]

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From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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Innovative Solutions Presented at Nutrient Symposium 2017

April 13, 2017

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As water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) shift away from energy-intensive operations toward low-energy, sustainable technologies, water sector professionals need to know about innovative solutions. During the Nutrient Symposium 2017, attendees will learn about technologies capable of helping WRRFs become energy positive while recovering resources. Technology, case studies, and research dedicated to nutrient removal will be […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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Water Professionals Discuss MOP 11 in New Video

April 11, 2017

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As the flagship Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Manual of Practice (MOP), Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, offers a key resource for wastewater treatment professionals. “What we do in our work is not just treating water but is looking at how we recover the resources in the water,” said […]

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WEF Introduces the Volunteer Service Recognition Program

April 10, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council and House of Delegates have created the WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program to recognize outstanding volunteers. The program honors members who significantly contribute to the successes and achievements of the organization by serving on a WEF committee or in the WEF House of Delegates. This […]

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