Archive | October, 2017

Distinguished Members Receive 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognized 11 distinguished members as the 2017 WEF Fellows. This designation recognizes members’ professional achievements and stature, as well as their contributions to the water profession. “WEF Fellows have significant professional accomplishments and have made impact in fields relevant to preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” said […]

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WEF Releases Updated Activated Sludge and Nutrient Removal Publication

October 20, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers the third edition of Activated Sludge and Nutrient Removal, Manual of Practice OM-9, the latest update to the popular reference for operation of the activated sludge process. The extensively revised publication provides expanded content on process control with step-by-step examples for calculations, a new laboratory chapter with detailed directions for […]

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Get Inspired with the “Words on Water” Podcast

October 19, 2017

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Take interviews with prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals with you anywhere. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series features unique perspectives from those on the forefront of water issues. Episodes explore the topics of infrastructure, innovation and technology, resource recovery, workforce management and development, research, and public awareness. […]

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Introducing the 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees

October 18, 2017

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The 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees, from left, is Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger, Denver; Ifetayo Venner, Tampa, Fla.; Vice President Jackie Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; President Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Mark Poling, Portland, Ore.; President Elect Tom Kunetz, Chicago; Lynn Broaddus, Minneapolis; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; Immediate Past President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; and Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During WEFTEC 2017, outgoing Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) President Rick Warner passed the gavel of leadership to Jenny Hartfelder. As the 2017–2018 WEF president, Hartfelder plans to use her passion to help WEF continue toward achieving its mission, and to increase awareness of the value of water. Read more in Hartfelder’s Highlights column, […]

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From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

October 17, 2017

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It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) as the 2017-2018 president. This column reaches you after we all return home from an extremely busy week at WEFTEC 2017. WEFTEC, a program helping WEF achieve its mission As a member of the WEF Board of Trustees, I […]

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WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 16, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community wants to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean affected by the recent series of hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “It is during tremendous challenges like this that we see the incredibly tight-knit nature of the water community. […]

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Pick the Top Ops Challenge Team

October 15, 2017

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With the 30th Operations Challenge just concluded at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, now marks an ideal time to look back at the best of the best. The idea for the Operations Challenge competition began in the mid-1980s. After Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations began to host local operator-focused competitions, WEF hosted the first […]

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WEF Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Proposal

October 14, 2017

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would lower the total renewable fuel targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted written comments to EPA requesting that instead of lowering targets, it increase volume targets […]

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