Archive | January, 2018

January 2018 Digest

January 31, 2018

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Featured Other News The Art of the Sewer Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while […]

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Spreading the Reach of Operations Challenge

January 31, 2018

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Orren West rises through the ranks while contributing to the competition Orren West Jr. believes in Operations Challenge. Staying involved in the competition has helped him rise through the ranks in his career, an experience West wants to pass along to his fellow operators. “I have experienced, personally, professional growth through Ops Challenge, and I […]

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University Uses Mulch To Fortify River Banks and Protect Water Quality

January 30, 2018

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Efforts by the University of North Georgia (UNG; Dahlonega, Ga.) to identify and restore parts of the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin impaired by bacterial contamination and soil erosion have proven the wisdom of an old maxim: keep it simple. Under an interdisciplinary collaboration, UNG students and faculty repurpose ordinary mulch to redirect runoff, seed green […]

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Odors and Air Pollutants Topics Covered at 2018 Conference

January 30, 2018

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In March, water sector professionals can attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.)  Odors and Air Pollutants 2018 conference. The event will educate about current regulatory requirements and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. The event features a workshop, opening general session, exhibits, and 13 technical sessions. Topics covered in the conference’s technical […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

January 29, 2018

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Douglas J. Baird, member since 1976, Pacific Northwest Water Environment Association. Louis E. Robbins, member since 1976, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Rick Shibata, member since 1972, Nebraska Water Environment Association. Joe Tamburini, member since 1977, Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association.

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Save the Date for National Water Policy Fly-In

January 28, 2018

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The 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In will be held April 17–18 in Washington, D.C. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), and Water Research Foundation (Denver) will host the event for water sector professionals to engage with policy makers. The annual event helps water […]

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Growing Participation in Green Infrastructure Training

January 26, 2018

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The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) continues to grow. A total of 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements to receive certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure. Cities with newly certified individuals in their workforce include Baltimore; Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Fairfax, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; Montgomery County, Md.;  […]

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WEF Eco Cycles and Shreds Through Environmental Stewardship Goals

January 25, 2018

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At Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters, staff members work to plan conferences, provide career development opportunities, and support more than 30,000 members. In addition to these labors, WEF makes time to minimize its footprint on the local environment. The WEF Eco team, launched in 2007, spearheads this effort. In 2017, the team led […]

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