August 2016 Digest

August 31, 2016

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Going to the Worms

Worm- and microbe-powered system to treat California vineyard’s wastewater in just 4 hours

HighlightsAug1Very few wineries show the same enthusiasm for their wastewater treatment as for their wines. But Fetzer Vineyards is different. The Hopland, Calif., vineyard and winery is on a mission to prove that it’s possible to produce award-winning wine while using renewable energy, generating zero waste, and — in the coming months —relying on worms to treat its wastewater.


Explore the World’s Largest Annual Water Quality Exhibition at WEFTEC 2016

HighlightsAug2Attendees at the 89th Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC® 2016, Sept. 24 to 28 in New Orleans, can access cutting-edge technologies as well as various educational and networking opportunities in the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition.

Make the most of the exhibition by learning more about the Innovation and Stormwater Pavilions, Huddle Room, Member Lounge, Operations Challenge, wayfinders and trollies, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation booths, WEF Plaza, and mobile sessions.


Operators Accumulate Skills at the University of Hawai’i in Maui

HighlightsAug3For someone interested in joining the next generation of water stewards, there are few places to start more exotic than Hawaii. And demand for water and wastewater professionals is particularly high in the state.

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (Kahului) offers a 3-month training program for current and aspiring water- and wastewater-treatment facility operators.


From the President: WEF on the Move

Less than a couple of months remain before WEFTEC® 2016, which marks the end of my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president. As I look back on this year, I realize how much has been accomplished. WEF is on the move.


WEFTEC Opening General Session To Focus on Creating the Future of WaterHighlightsAug5

WEFTEC® 2016 attendees can expect to begin the conference with an eye toward the future when Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust (Portland, Ore.), delivers the keynote address during the Opening General Session.


Teenage Entrepreneurs Tackle Water Scarcity

HighlightsAug6A team of four new entrepreneurs already has accomplished a lot — creating a self-powered device that transforms seawater into drinking water and receiving a letter of intent from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle) — now they plan to graduate high school.

WEFTEC 2016 Showcases Leaders in Sustainability, Science, and Sanitation

 

 

WEF Service Project to Address Flooding Problems at New Orleans City Hall

 
WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

 

 

 

Register and Prepare for the Stormwater Congress

 

 

 

Putting Wastewater Designs to the Test During WEFTEC 2016 Student Design Competition

 

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

 

WEF and DC Water Launch National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

 

 

 

New Features Introduced in WEFCOM Discussions

 

 

 

WEF Pushes Congress To Act on WRDA

 

 

 

LIFT Toolbox Holds Information and Resources for Member Associations

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