June 2013 at a Glance

June 30, 2013

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Stop, Don’t Flush That

WEF members work to solve nondispersibles problem

Wastewater treatment systems operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week — that is, until an item that doesn’t belong makes its way into the system, clogging pipes and causing headaches for operators.

Walking the Talk for Water

WEF staff spread water quality message through community service and outreach

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff ventured outside the office to educate the public about and improve water quality in honor of Earth Day. Staff volunteered for the City of Alexandria’s 2013 Earth Day event and to clean up the Potomac River waterfront during the fourth annual WEF Service Project event.

History From the Bottom Up

Sewer tours are a popular attraction throughout Europe

The Eiffel Tower? Been there, done that. A walking tour of Victorian architecture? Yes, but Rick Steves covered that ad nauseum. A taste of Vienna? Yesterday’s leftovers.

No, to truly experience Europe and all its varied sights, sounds, and smells, look no farther than the ground you’re standing on — or, rather, under the ground you’re standing on. Any devoted wastewater professional can gain an education in Old World sewerage with these popular sewer tours. Most cost less than $10 and take about an hour, leaving plenty of time for those other, lesser attractions.

From the President: Collaboration Is Key To Improving Water Industry

Recently, I invited leaders from other water-sector organizations to meet with me and discuss collaboration efforts we could be pursuing. I left this very positive meeting feeling that we had achieved some forward movement.

Green Infrastructure Designs Win U.S. EPA RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenged college and university students to increase the use of green infrastructure on their campuses to reduce stormwater pollution. As a result, 218 teams of undergraduate and graduate students working with faculty advisors responded to the inaugural Campus RainWorks Challenge.

Using Innovative Techniques To Manage Stormwater



U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Compete in National Competition




Learn About Nondispersibles, Integrated Planning, Process Control, and Leadership Training in Water Environment Federation Webcasts



Learn Basics of Wastewater Treatment in New Online Course Series



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEFTEC Places 66th in Top 250 Trade Show List


Submit Proposals to WERF Unsolicited Research Program



WEF Offers Opportunities To Review Special Publications




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