April 2017 Digest

April 28, 2017

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

HighlightsApril1Sylvan Coles has spent the past 47 years working for the City of Topeka and has been committed to the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) since 1979.

Sylvan passed a commitment to the water sector on to his son, Dustin, who is lead operator at the city’s North Topeka facility and active in KWEA.


Judging Water at Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition

Highlights editor participates in blind taste-test to choose winners

HighlightsApril2You may ask yourself how anyone can tell the difference in taste between water, especially when given 20 different samples; but that is exactly the task presented to me as a judge for the 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition in West Virginia.


Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

HighlightsApril3Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators — trash.


From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

Highlights-PresidentRickWarnerWEFTEC® 2017 will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years when the Clean Water Act was approved in 1972.

While the goal of achieving clean water is the same as in the past, today’s challenges seem profoundly different.


Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

HighlightsApril5Joe Lagnese, who served as Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) from 1971 to 1972, may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic.


Calendar Uses Cartoons to Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

HighlightsApril6The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar.

Innovative Solutions Presented at Nutrient Symposium 2017

 

 

WEF Introduces the Volunteer Service Recognition Program

 

 

WEF Stormwater Seminar Co-Located with Instrumentation Conference

 

 

Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

Water Professionals Discuss MOP 11 in New Video

 

 

Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

 

 

DC Water Video Showcases National Green Infrastructure Program

 

 

WEFCOM Functionality Extends to Email

 

 

Technical Algae Resources Now Available from WEF

 

 

Continue the WEFTEC® 2016 Educational Experience with Conference Proceedings

 

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