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July 2018 Digest

July 31, 2018

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Featured Other News California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’ Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In the case of Timothy Furstnau, a member of art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.), that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. The wastewater walks he […]

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June 2018 Digest

June 30, 2018

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Featured Other News New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors After retiring from service in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. The New England Water Environment Association (WEA) launched the Water Warriors program in 2017 to help recruit more folks like Price. Azevedo […]

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May 2018 Digest

May 31, 2018

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Featured Other News Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus […]

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April 2018 Digest

April 30, 2018

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Featured News Ancient Iranian Civilization Owes Its Existence to Remarkable Water Management System If you and your pals were planning to start a new civilization, you would probably think twice about settling in the middle of a desert that receives less than 127 mm (5 in.) of rainfall a year. But such practical concerns didn’t […]

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March 2018 Digest

March 31, 2018

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Featured News Making a Holly Jolly Water Resource Recovery Facility ’Tis the season to transform wastewater treatment into gingerbread Thinking of wastewater treatment does not usually evoke the sights and smells of Christmas. But combining contrasting concepts can produce memorable art. That’s exactly what Sean Porter did when he decided to create a water resource […]

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February 2018 Digest

February 28, 2018

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Featured Other News Gopi and Jonathan Sandhu: Clean Water Is “All in the Family” Balbir Sandhu left his family farm in India to study engineering in the U.S. Balbir’s son, Gopi Sandhu, followed in his father’s footsteps. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Gopi also decided to join the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, […]

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January 2018 Digest

January 31, 2018

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Featured Other News The Art of the Sewer Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while […]

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December 2017 Digest

December 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it […]

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