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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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November 2017 Digest

November 30, 2017

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Featured Other News Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what […]

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October 2017 Digest

October 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future. This #MyWaterLegacy article showcases the […]

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September 2017 Digest

September 29, 2017

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Featured Other News Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches 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 […]

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