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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Campus Rainworks Challenge Featured

Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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WERF and WateReuse Merge To Advance Concept of One Water

June 20, 2016

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WE&RF Logo Featured

The Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation have merged to form the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.). The merger, announced May 9, brings together the organizations’ expansive portfolio of research on water, wastewater, and stormwater topics. It also reflects on the sector’s movement toward the concept of “one water,” […]

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WERF Receives Self-Sustaining Funding

December 25, 2015

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On Sept. 29, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.), and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) entered into an agreement that will provide self-sustaining funding for WERF research. The restricted fund, known as the WERF Research Fund, will be built from revenue generated from licensing a novel […]

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DOE, NSF, and U.S. EPA Seek Transformation to Water Resource Recovery Facility

December 23, 2015

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This graphic from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report shows how energy efficient operations at water resource recovery facilities can produce water and other products. Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015.

A Nov. 3 report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) promotes a change in terminology that was first publicly championed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). It uses the term water resource recovery facility (WRRF) instead of wastewater treatment plant “at the behest of the water treatment community to reflect a shift […]

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Turning Beer Waste into Animal Feed

September 24, 2015

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Beer to Fish Food-beer

When you crack open your next beverage from MillerCoors LLC (Chicago), you may not be the only species enjoying the product. Nutrients recovered from the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery in Ohio are being transformed into a protein for animal feed. In May, Nutrinsic Corp. (Glendale, Colo.) opened a protein production facility co-located with the brewery’s water […]

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WEF President Ed McCormick Discusses Energy Neutrality

September 9, 2015

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Ed McCormick, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president, participated in a roundtable discussion about achieving energy neutrality of with other wastewater and energy experts. The discussion was the third in a series produced by GE (Fairfield, Conn.) Water & Process Technologies for its Energy From Wastewater series. Other panelists included Art Umble, wastewater practice […]

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WEF Hosts Meeting To Drive Innovation in Nutrient Sensor Market

July 30, 2015

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Nutrient runoff is a significant and costly environmental problem in the U.S. This challenge requires focused monitoring to evaluate progress toward reducing the problem, the success of various interventions to mitigate it, and assessment to understand where to target investments. New technologies are emerging that allow for sustained measurement at relevant scales; however, organizations and […]

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Learn About the Latest Innovations in Reuse

July 27, 2015

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Learn about the latest innovations in water reuse, network with water professionals, and find solutions to critical water supply issues at the 30th Annual WaterReuse Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Seattle, Sept. 13–16. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (Denver) have partnered to create this […]

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