Tag Archives: Clean water

My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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WEF Staff Make the Local Environment a Little Cleaner for the Holidays

January 12, 2017

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On Nov. 3, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff took a break from work to make a big difference for the local environment. For the 2016 WEF Eco service project, 23 staff volunteers pitched in to clean the Oronoco Bay and Rivergate City parks, located a short distance away from WEF’s headquarters. Equipped with […]

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#MyWaterLegacy Campaign Celebrates Tradition of Working with Water

November 11, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) encourages water quality professionals to take pride in the work they do ensuring a continued supply of clean water and adequate sanitation for future generations. At WEFTEC® 2016, Paul Bowen, current immediate past president of WEF, launched the #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign. The campaign, unveiled alongside a video […]

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From the President: WEF Influencing the Future

October 13, 2016

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It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as the 2016–2017 president of the WEF Board of Trustees. The role can be a bit intimidating and the schedule quite busy, but one of the role’s great privileges is acknowledging the contributions and accomplishments of immediate past President […]

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Analysis Reveals SRFs Return Billions on Federal Investment

June 28, 2016

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Federal spending for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) returns economic gains and jobs, according to a new economic benefits analysis released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The analysis, WEF/WateReuse Analysis of National Economic, Job Creation, and Tax Revenue Benefits from Increased Funding […]

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Cacti Clean Contaminated Water

May 26, 2016

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Norma Alcantar, professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of South Florida (Tampa), is researching ways that cacti mucilage can clean contaminated water. Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society.

Mucilage, the inner “guts” of cacti, may help clean water recirculating in aquaculture tanks and ponds, according to research presented at an American Chemical Society (ACS; Washington, D.C.) meeting. Because aquaculture conditions encourage bacterial growth that develop into odorous compounds, University of South Florida (Tampa) researchers set out to develop cacti as a natural and […]

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Explore Texas’ Freshwater Resources Online

May 25, 2016

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The Texas Freshwater Explorer is a free, online tool for policymakers, water managers, scientists, municipalities, industries, and the public. The tool, created by the Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.), enables users to investigate and analyze freshwater availability of local surface water and groundwater. Users can obtain information about different policies, trends, and uses that affect the […]

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SJWP Alumnus Wins Big for Research

April 26, 2016

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Maria Elena Grimmett receives $100,000 for removing pharmaceuticals from water In 2013 at the age of 14, Maria Elena Grimmett made history when she became the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The achievements of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition alumnus’ continue to accumulate. In December, she won the $100,000 […]

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