Archive | August, 2017

Transforming Chicago – One WEFTEC at a Time

August 23, 2017

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Volunteer for the 10th WEF Community Service Project Leave a lasting mark on Chicago during WEFTEC® 2017. When registering, attendees can sign up for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Service Project to help build an outdoor learning space for students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago). “Our mission is to not only make an […]

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet

August 22, 2017

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Learn about biosolids applied to land in Land Application of Biosolids: Human Health Risk Assessment Related to Microconstituents, a new fact sheet by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals Biosolids Committee. The Sustainable Residuals Use Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to identify uses for biosolids and risks associated with land application. It describes […]

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Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session

August 22, 2017

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As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the entire annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event. New format features more speakers For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional Opening General Session programming with the popular […]

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Joining the Discussion About Renewable Fuel Credits

August 21, 2017

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In July, water sector representatives met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation officials to discuss renewable identification numbers (RINs). Representatives from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), California Association of Sanitation Agencies (Sacramento, Calif.), and Water Research Foundation (Denver) met to discuss reclassifying codigestion fuel […]

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Nutrient Symposium 2017 Proceedings Offer Continued Education

August 20, 2017

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Educational opportunities continue even after Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conferences end. The Nutrient Symposium 2017 addressed the sustainable design and process operations of dealing with nutrient issues around the world. Purchase the Nutrient Symposium 2017 proceedings to access papers covered in sessions. Topics covered in the program include nutrient recovery, biological nutrient-removal process […]

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Water Advocates Help Defeat Wipes Rider

August 19, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) advocates helped defeat a proposal in Congress that would have counteracted efforts to reduce damages caused by wipes that do not disintegrate when flushed. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R–Md.) offered an amendment that would have revoked a law passed by the Council of the District of Columbia. The local […]

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Illustrated Guide to Wastewater Biology Now Available

August 18, 2017

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Wastewater operators and engineers have a new resource at their disposal: Wastewater Biology: The Microlife. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released the new edition of this book as an easy-to-use guide to the biological aspects of wastewater treatment. It explores the organisms considered the most important in wastewater treatment and disease transmission and […]

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From the President: Spreading the Word about WEF’s Vision and Finding Inspiration

August 17, 2017

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As president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), it’s been an absolute privilege to travel throughout North America and across the world to represent WEF’s interests. This past year, I have had the honor of engaging our members and connecting with our strategic partner organizations. Developing a vision for the U.S. Most of WEF’s […]

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