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Relive WEFTEC® 2016 with the Video Playlist

November 25, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

With more than 1000 exhibiting companies, 130 technical sessions, and a variety of workshops, specialized lectures, and facility tours, the 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2016) in New Orleans had numerous events to engage and educate attendees. Didn’t have enough time to see every event? Through the […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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StormTV Project Submissions Showcased at WEFTEC 2016

November 18, 2016

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For its fifth consecutive year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) screened submissions for the StormTV project as part of the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2016. Bringing the total number of videos received by the program since 2012 to 395, all 29 of the new videos were shown to WEFTEC attendees. Instead of the […]

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#MyWaterLegacy Campaign Celebrates Tradition of Working with Water

November 11, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) encourages water quality professionals to take pride in the work they do ensuring a continued supply of clean water and adequate sanitation for future generations. At WEFTEC® 2016, Paul Bowen, current immediate past president of WEF, launched the #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign. The campaign, unveiled alongside a video […]

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Researchers Share the Science Behind Pokémon Go

October 24, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

The July 6 release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that superimposes digital versions of long-beloved characters onto mobile-device views of neighborhoods, parks, and businesses, ushered in a new craze around the world. While use of the mobile app game has abated in recent months, its popularity proves the existence of a market for […]

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Can’t Flush This

June 29, 2016

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Photo courtesy of United Utilities.

United Utilities (Warrington, England) produced a music video called “Can’t Flush This.” The parody of M.C. Hammer’s 1990 hit “Can’t Touch This,” communicates the negative consequences of flushing items not intended to go down the toilet. In the video, “MC Plumber” and his two assistants rap in a bathroom and breakdance outside while conveying the […]

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Cacti Clean Contaminated Water

May 26, 2016

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Norma Alcantar, professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of South Florida (Tampa), is researching ways that cacti mucilage can clean contaminated water. Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society.

Mucilage, the inner “guts” of cacti, may help clean water recirculating in aquaculture tanks and ponds, according to research presented at an American Chemical Society (ACS; Washington, D.C.) meeting. Because aquaculture conditions encourage bacterial growth that develop into odorous compounds, University of South Florida (Tampa) researchers set out to develop cacti as a natural and […]

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Explore Texas’ Freshwater Resources Online

May 25, 2016

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The Texas Freshwater Explorer is a free, online tool for policymakers, water managers, scientists, municipalities, industries, and the public. The tool, created by the Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.), enables users to investigate and analyze freshwater availability of local surface water and groundwater. Users can obtain information about different policies, trends, and uses that affect the […]

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