August 29, 2017

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Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure

Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine)  McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University (Providence, R.I.) in 1998. Before joining  Casella Organics, she worked as business development manager/sustainability for SGS (Geneva); started the sustainability consulting company, Environmental Strategy Innovations LLC (West Orange, N.J.); worked as green mission specialist for […]

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August 28, 2017

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WEF Introduces Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) believes the fight for clean water deserves a fight song. Bertha Lang, the wife of a WEF member, penned the only known WEF song in 1979. At the time, the organization still was known as the Water Pollution Control Federation and digital recording equipment was not yet widely available. So, […]

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August 27, 2017

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Navigating Barriers and Finding Opportunities To Assist Low-Income Customers

Water and wastewater rates are rising as utilities address aging water infrastructure in the U.S. To assist low-income households with these increasing costs, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water associations in releasing a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. The guide, “Navigating Legal […]

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August 26, 2017

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WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks

Smart water networks have emerged as a way to use technology to optimize system operations. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is embracing this innovation. WEF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN; Surrey, England), agreeing to promote the development of best practices for more efficient and sustainable smart […]

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August 25, 2017

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WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action

On July 31, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine revealed the winners of its photo contest. During June and July, more than 50 photos of water quality professionals on-the-job were collected and 300 votes were cast for these submissions. Entries came from wastewater operators, water systems engineers, hydrologists, environmental workers, and various others. They provided […]

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August 24, 2017

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Gordon MacDonald Discusses Stormwater Design at WEFTEC 2017

During Session No. 415, A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Stormwater Design Out of This World, Gordon MacDonald will talk about stormwater challenges encountered during the design and construction of one of the longest floating bridges in the world, located in Washington state. MacDonald, a senior consultant and project manager at […]

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August 23, 2017

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Transforming Chicago – One WEFTEC at a Time

Volunteer for the 10th WEF Community Service Project Leave a lasting mark on Chicago during WEFTEC® 2017. When registering, attendees can sign up for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Service Project to help build an outdoor learning space for students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago). “Our mission is to not only make an […]

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August 22, 2017

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet

Learn about biosolids applied to land in Land Application of Biosolids: Human Health Risk Assessment Related to Microconstituents, a new fact sheet by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals Biosolids Committee. The Sustainable Residuals Use Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to identify uses for biosolids and risks associated with land application. It describes […]

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