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Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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WERF Executive Director Melissa Meeker Discusses Water Sector Future and WERF–WRRF Merger

March 16, 2016

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In December, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) announced plans to merge with the WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF; Alexandria, Va.) as well as the appointment of Melissa Meeker as the executive director of both foundations. She said she plans on working to facilitate the merger using her more than 20 years of experience […]

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Changing the Terms

May 22, 2014

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This Quasar Energy Group (Cleveland) facility uses anaerobic digestion to treat the Village of Swanton’s (Ohio) biosolids and produce methane. Photo courtesy of Steve Geise, superintendent of Village of Swanton’s (Ohio) wastewater treatment plant.

Water resource recovery facility terminology gains momentum   Last year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) formally began using the term, water resource recovery facility (WRRF), in place of wastewater treatment plant and other conventional names. A task force appointed by the WEF Committee Leadership Council was tasked with developing a list of new […]

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