April 2013 at a Glance

April 30, 2013

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Water-Recycling Technology in Space Evolves

NASA researches innovative technologies for long-term and commercial space flight

On Jan. 30, water industry professionals gathered to attend a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria) VIP luncheon in Chicago. The luncheon, which marked both the conclusion of the eighth annual WERF Research Forum and the beginning of the 2013 WEF midyear meeting, featured keynote speaker Michael T. Flynn, physical scientist for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Water Technology Development Laboratory, at Ames Research Center. During Flynn’s discussion, titled, “Water Innovations and Lessons Learned from Water Recycling in Space,” attendees learned about NASA’s water-recycling research.


Florida City Uses WATER’S WORTH IT® To Emphasize Importance of Water

The City of Stuart, Fla., is on a mission to emphasize the importance of water to its residents. And when the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) launched its WATER’S WORTH IT® messaging campaign on March 22, 2012, the city recognized it as “a perfect fit,” said David Peters, assistant public works director.


WEF Member Achievements — James L. Barnard Receives Honorary Doctorate

James L. Barnard, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since Jan. 1, 1972, and Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) Global Practice and Technology leader, has received an honorary doctorate from the Iowa State University (Ames) College of Engineering.


From the President: A Time To Act

During my travels on behalf of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the most prevalent thing I’ve noticed is that the water-related issues people discuss share similar themes, regardless of the location. From Puerto Rico to Mexico to states across the country and even territories in Canada, I have heard the same concerns on funding, spiraling costs, training needs for personnel, and a lack of appreciation for water practitioners’ work.


Announcing the 2012 World Water Monitoring Challenge Water Champions

On World Water Day, March 22, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and International Water Association (London) announced the winners of the fourth annual World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC) Water Champion Awards. World Water Day also marked the beginning of the 2013 monitoring year.


In Memoriam: Patrick (“Sam”) Pettigrew

Patrick (“Sam”) Pettigrew, supervisor of the Avon (Colo.) Wastewater Treatment Facility in the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District (ERWSD; Vail, Colo.), and a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since December 1988, died Jan. 29 at the age of 55.

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WEF Issues National WATER’S WORTH IT® Month Call to Action

 

Citizens Worldwide Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge

 

Prepare To Attend These Upcoming Educational WEF Conferences

 

WEF’s Upcoming Webcasts Educate About Clarifiers, Process Control, Collection Systems, and Grit Removal

 

WEF Provides Support for U.S. EPA Enforcement Initiatives

 

WEF Joins Discussion of Municipal Wastewater and Stormwater Financial Capabilities

 

WEF Joins in Opposing Cuts to Agricultural Conservation Programs

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

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