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Industry Leaders To Discuss the Water-Energy-Food Nexus at WEFTEC 2017

September 21, 2017

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Many of our favorite foods and beverages could not be produced without water. As a necessary resource in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, tensions surrounding water supply will continue to grow as populations increase and climate changes. On Oct. 2, WEFTEC® 2017 attendees can gather to hear ways to help manage the Water-Energy-Food Nexus by representatives of the […]

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Your One-Stop Guide to All Things WEFTEC 2017

September 20, 2017

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Even in its 90th year, the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to grow while maintaining top-notch content. Something for everyone Water quality professionals from around the world will congregate Sept. 30–Oct. 4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the largest water quality conference and exhibition in North America. […]

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Diego Rosso To Discuss Optimizing Aeration Efficiency Research at WEFTEC 2017

September 19, 2017

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During Session No. 207 at WEFTEC 2017, Aeration: Knowledge Development Forum, Diego Rosso will talk about using a dynamic model to identify energy conservation opportunities in aeration systems. Rosso, an associate professor in the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI’s) Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and director of UCI’s Water-Energy Nexus Center, joined other researchers to […]

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WEF’s Fight Song for Clean Water

September 16, 2017

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“We clean the water everywhere, so that the world can get it’s share.” The opening line for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) first-known song still rings true for the mission of the organization. Since 1929, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. WEF’s strategic plan outlines a […]

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Medini Annavajhala To Showcase the Wastewater Treatment Potential of Commamox at WEFTEC 2017

September 15, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017 Session No. 501, Commamox: New Kid on the Block, or Not?, attendees will learn about Commamox (CMX) bacteria, which have the ability to convert ammonia to nitrate within a single organism. Presentations during the session provide an overview of CMX and research into incorporating it into the engineered nitrogen cycle at water […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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James Crook Gives a History of Water Reuse at WEFTEC 2017

August 30, 2017

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James Crook, an independent environmental engineering consultant, will cover the history of water reuse and share success stories at WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 221, Hot Topics in an Expanding Water Reuse Market, Crook will give one of the session’s concise water reuse presentations that will be followed by an open question-and-answer session. Crook specializes […]

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Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure

August 29, 2017

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Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine)  McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University (Providence, R.I.) in 1998. Before joining  Casella Organics, she worked as business development manager/sustainability for SGS (Geneva); started the sustainability consulting company, Environmental Strategy Innovations LLC (West Orange, N.J.); worked as green mission specialist for […]

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