Archive | August, 2017

August 2017 Digest

August 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event. For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional […]

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NGICP Equips Professionals with Green Skills

August 30, 2017

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Forty-six individuals recently earned credentials as the newest members of a skilled green workforce. In July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) announced that these individuals have completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). In total, more than 100 people have earned NGICP certification in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, […]

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James Crook Gives a History of Water Reuse at WEFTEC 2017

August 30, 2017

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James Crook, an independent environmental engineering consultant, will cover the history of water reuse and share success stories at WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 221, Hot Topics in an Expanding Water Reuse Market, Crook will give one of the session’s concise water reuse presentations that will be followed by an open question-and-answer session. Crook specializes […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

August 29, 2017

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Gurdip S. Hyare, member since 1981, Texas Water Environment Association.

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Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure

August 29, 2017

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Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine)  McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University (Providence, R.I.) in 1998. Before joining  Casella Organics, she worked as business development manager/sustainability for SGS (Geneva); started the sustainability consulting company, Environmental Strategy Innovations LLC (West Orange, N.J.); worked as green mission specialist for […]

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WEF Introduces Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest

August 28, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) believes the fight for clean water deserves a fight song. Bertha Lang, the wife of a WEF member, penned the only known WEF song in 1979. At the time, the organization still was known as the Water Pollution Control Federation and digital recording equipment was not yet widely available. So, […]

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Navigating Barriers and Finding Opportunities To Assist Low-Income Customers

August 27, 2017

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Water and wastewater rates are rising as utilities address aging water infrastructure in the U.S. To assist low-income households with these increasing costs, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water associations in releasing a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. The guide, “Navigating Legal […]

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WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks

August 26, 2017

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Smart water networks have emerged as a way to use technology to optimize system operations. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is embracing this innovation. WEF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN; Surrey, England), agreeing to promote the development of best practices for more efficient and sustainable smart […]

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