August 2014 at a Glance

August 31, 2014

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester


In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These strategies set VVWRA on a path to reaching beyond its initial goals to achieve energy neutrality.

The Next Generation of Water Leaders Learn by Example

Educating the 2014 Water Leadership Institute on attributes of successful leaders

The next generation of water sector leaders gathered at Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters on June 17 to learn by example. Four speakers — two from the water sector and two from other sectors — educated members of WEF’s 2014 Water Leadership Institute about the key elements to successful leadership.

Dig-In To Leave a Stormwater Solution in New Orleans During WEFTEC® 2014

New Orleans, known for its low-lying land that is susceptible to flooding, often experiences problems from stormwater. Conrad Park is not exempt.

When rain falls, both entrances to the park flood. This eliminates access to the Hollygrove neighborhood public space. But volunteers at WEFTEC® 2014 plan to help through the community service project — Recharge, Restore, Revitalize Hollygrove: Conrad Park Green Infrastructure Enhancements.

Highlights2014August4From the President: Upgrading WEF’s Customer Service

In April, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Executive Director Eileen O’Neill and I visited New Orleans for a meeting with Cedric Grant, the new director of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.


Opening General Session Illuminates Innovation and Leadership in the ‘Disruptive Age’Highlights2014August5

WEFTEC® 2014 keynote speaker Luke Williams discusses responding to change

Luke Williams — bestselling author, professor, and commentator — will take center stage during the Opening General Session at WEFTEC® 2014, where he will speak about innovation and leadership.

What’s BREWing in Milwaukee?

Water innovation clusters, such as the Water Council in Milwaukee, are helping companies innovate and commercialize water technology while stimulating economic development and job creation. Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin (BREW) is a mentor-driven, seed-accelerator program led by the Water Council, and focused on solving freshwater issues with innovative startups and producing cutting-edge technology.

Don’t Miss the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2014 



WEFTEC Receives Two Sector Awards



WEF Announces Revamped Knowledge Center



Collection Systems 2014 Conference Proceedings Now Available



LIFT Seeks Submissions for Its Technology Scan and Assessment Program



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Webcasts Cover Stormwater, Water Sector Innovation, Sensors



Sign-Up for the WateReuse Symposium



WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheets



Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

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