Archive | July, 2017

July 2017 Digest

July 31, 2017

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: Like Mother, Like Daughter June Nakamura charted a more than 40-year career in the water sector. She rose to leadership roles, joining Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) and eventually serving as HWEA president in 2006. June’s younger daughter, Bri, was watching. Bri earned a degree in civil engineering and […]

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Niles, WEF Mascot, Becomes a National Phenomenon

July 31, 2017

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Anyone attending a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event may have seen a tall, green mascot of the reptilian persuasion walking around. That’s Niles the Crocodile, the WEF mascot. Crowds flock to Niles to snag photos and the occasional hug or high-five. An interview with Niles WEF Highlights editor, Jennifer Fulcher, hosted an exclusive […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 28, 2017

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• David Derrick, member since 1974, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. • Sid Garland, member since 1972, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association.

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Hisataka Sokawa Transformed Wastewater Treatment in Japan

July 26, 2017

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Since 1971, Hisataka Sokawa has helped expand sustainable wastewater treatment services throughout Japan as well as increase awareness of global water challenges around the world. In May, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) helped celebrate the retirement of this 45-plus-year veteran of the water sector. In the late 1960s, Japan suffered from severe levels […]

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Great Water Cities Summit Shares Holistic Approach to Resilience

July 25, 2017

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Building truly resilient cities requires a holistic approach that considers physical, financial, and workforce components. Attendees at the Great Water Cities Summit 2017: Invest4Resilience learned details about each of these components and discovered the way such cities as New York have turned resilience challenges into opportunities. “I love the title of the summit, the Great […]

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New York Students Win U.S. SJWP for Biosensor and Purification System

July 25, 2017

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A team of two high school students from New York placed first at the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in June. For their water science project, Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, both of Manhasset, N.Y., developed a graphene-based biosensor capable of detecting the presence of extremely low levels of bacteria in less […]

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Value of Water Campaign Survey Finds Water Infrastructure Important to Americans

July 24, 2017

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The Value of Water Campaign has released results from a survey exploring voters’ opinions about the importance of funding water infrastructure. Researchers conducted 1000 telephone interviews with registered voters. Participants were asked to rank the importance of various issues that government leaders need to address and to rank specifically the importance of water infrastructure. Participants […]

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WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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