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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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WERF Awards Contracts To Continue Nutrient Research

July 23, 2015

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) awarded two contracts to Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) that build upon WERF’s current nutrient research. The first contract is for the project, “Model Guidance for Developing Site Specific Nutrient Goals – Demonstration, Boulder Creek, Colo.” The research team is using available monitoring data for Boulder […]

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WERF and WEF Launch New LIFT Projects

June 10, 2015

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LIFT Featured Image

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) are launching three new projects under the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program. The three projects are a Genifuel hydrothermal processing bench-scale technology evaluation, an incentives-for-innovation adoption project, and a LIFT database project. The Genifuel hydrothermal processing bench-scale technology […]

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