June 2015 Digest

June 30, 2015

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A Bubbly Solution

The City of Boulder, Colo., tests using beer byproduct to help reduce nitrogen

Highlights-June1When the City of Boulder, Colo., decided to find ways to further reduce nitrogen runoff from its water resource recovery facility, it discovered that the answer lay in one of the least likely substances: beer. Or, more specifically, the answer lay in weak wort — a sugary, liquid byproduct of the brewing process.

It’s a Rap!

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission produces rap video to educate the public about aging wastewater infrastructure

Highlights-June2For water resource recovery facilities, there’s more than one way to conduct public outreach — and some methods are more innovative than others. In March, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) took a unique route to reach ratepayers. To communicate the services it provides both within and outside of San Francisco, SFPUC released the video, “You Can’t Live A Day Without Me,” featuring a rap song about the city’s aging collection system.

From the President: How Global Partnerships Help WEF Achieve Its Mission

Highlights-June3An important part of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) mission is to enrich the expertise of water professionals. To achieve this objective in today’s global economy, we proactively seek out the best innovative water technologies, systems, and management approaches that the world has to offer.
WEF focuses on providing great value for your membership dollar. Part of this value comes from the information exchanged and knowledge gained as we extend our global reach through partnerships with several select organizations.

WEF Celebrates Spring with Community Service and Commuter Challenge

Highlights-June4Every spring in celebration of Earth Day and World Water Day, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria) staff volunteer environmental group, WEFEco, reaches out to the local community. This year, WEF participated in both an Earth Day event and the Commuter Challenge in Alexandria, Va.

Opening General Session Will Highlight Water Resource Revolution

Highlights-June5Every year, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). WEFTEC 2015 in New Orleans will be no exception. On Sept. 28, the session will feature remarks from WEF President Ed McCormick and a keynote address from Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author.

Stewart will discuss his documentary, “Revolution,” and his efforts to raise awareness about a great evolutionary journey in human history and a revolution that’s underway to save life on Earth by balancing consumption with the natural world.

Leaders To Discuss Water Sector Challenges at Great Water Cities Summit 2015 



New Events Coming To WEFTEC 2015


Register and Attend the Nutrient Symposium 2015


2015 Stormwater Congress Opens for Registration


Water Environment Research Editor-in-Chief Becomes Fulbright Scholar


WERF and WEF Launch New LIFT Projects


Ammonia Criteria Implementation Workshop Findings Released


Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members


WEF Member Associations Send Young Water Scientists to U.S. SJWP Competition


WEF Book Discusses Ultraviolet Disinfection


WEF Provides Technical Assistance for Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Bill



WEF Archived Webcasts Serve as a Member Benefit



U.S. House Passes Cybersecurity Bill


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