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LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions

November 29, 2018

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During WEFTEC 2018, a team from Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit) and the University of (Ann Arbor) Michigan won the first Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Intelligent Water Systems Challenge. The team won for using data analytics to develop a tool to maximize the use of existing collection systems and minimize combined sewer overflows […]

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Utility Staff Invited To Apply for LIFT SEE IT Scholarships

October 12, 2018

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Utility personnel interested in visiting other utilities to learn about innovations and different processes can apply for a scholarship.  The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) offers the chance to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and processes, as well as the opportunity to meet those responsible for these innovations at other utilities. Candidates are […]

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WEF Takes on Coordination of Water Clusters Program

June 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is coordinating the Water Technology Innovation Clusters Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the program to form regional partnerships between businesses, government groups, research institutions, and other organizations focused on developing innovative technologies to provide clean and reliable water. Currently, the program includes a network […]

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Research into Increasing Nitrification in Activated Sludge Systems Featured in April WER

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides open access to cutting-edge research in its journal, Water Environment Research (WER). In this month’s open-access paper, “Bioaugmentation with Nitrifying Granules in Low-SRT Flocculent Activated Sludge at Low Temperature,” researchers describe how bioaugmentation with nitrifying granules grown in a sidestream reactor consistently increases the nitrification capacity of […]

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Participate in LIFT Survey and Scholarship Exchange Program

November 12, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) have launched the Water Technology Survey to get a better picture of the technologies used in the water sector and how they are implemented. Personnel from municipal wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water agencies, and industrial organizations familiar with water […]

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Member Associations Join LIFT to Advance Innovation

October 17, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) now can get involved in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT). The joint WEF/Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative works to expedite the process of adopting new technology and provides current information on the newest water sector trends and data. In addition […]

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California Energy Commission Awards $2 Million To Demonstrate Water Recovery and Energy Savings

September 21, 2016

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As part of a project supported by water and energy organizations including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the California Energy Commission will grant $2 million to Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW; Redwood City, Calif.) and Stanford (Calif.) University to demonstrate the potential benefits of a staged anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor, also called “SAFE” […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Accelerates Adoption of Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

June 25, 2016

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On May 11, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced The Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. Through the initiative, the department will work with state, regional, and local agencies that engage with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate a path toward sustainable infrastructure. It builds on and leverages a portfolio of work, resources, and partnerships established […]

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