Tag Archives: Contaminants

2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

February 21, 2017

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Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Nov. 28–30. He spoke during the summit’s Youth Forum about his renewable filter, designed to remove heavy-metal contamination from water permanently. “Attending […]

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Biosolids, Nutrients, Coliform, and Disinfection Covered in March WEF Webcasts

February 17, 2017

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Emerging Contaminants in Biosolids As more details become known about contaminants of emerging concern, questions arise about the nutrient profile of biosolids. Experts who have studied these contaminants in the environment will explain research and provide advice for members of the biosolids community on how to address questions related to this topic. March 1, 1–3 […]

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WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

August 18, 2016

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Christine Dykstra wants to change the paradigm of wastewater treatment from simply removing contaminants to recovering resources and energy. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) doctoral student adds receipt of the 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship to her growing list of achievements. The scholarship, awarded every year to a […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

July 26, 2016

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Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India. After witnessing and learning the dangers of open defecation in the village where her grandmother resides, Sinha started working to garner […]

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WEF Joins in Issuing Statement on Flint Water Crisis

March 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations issued a statement informing the water sector of their intent to provide information and develop a collaborative response to the water contamination in Flint, Mich. WEF joined the American Water Works Association (Denver), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), National Association of […]

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U.S. Student Wins International SJWP Competition for Renewable Heavy Metals Removal

September 30, 2015

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Perry Alagappan wanted to permanently remove heavy metal contamination from water. Because many heavy metal filters are nonrenewable, contaminants are released back into the environment when the filters are thrown away. So, the 18-year-old student from Houston created a solution that relies on a renewable filter. On Aug. 25, this solution earned Alagappan the 2015 […]

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Texas Student Wins 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Removing Heavy Metals from Water

July 16, 2015

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From left, the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner Perry Alagappan presents his project to judges Donna Vincent Roa, Marlee Franzen, and Anisha Patel. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

On June 20, Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas, stepped onto a stage to receive the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Alagappan earned the prestigious water-research prize, which includes $10,000 and a trip to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the international SJWP competition in August, for his project, “Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy […]

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WEF Hosts Congressional Briefing on USGS Groundwater Quality Findings

April 17, 2015

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On March 6, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), the Northeast-Midwest Institute (Washington, D.C.), and the National Ground Water Association (Westerville, Ohio) hosted a briefing before U.S. Congress on new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) findings about the quality of groundwater in the U.S. During the last two decades, USGS scientists assessed water quality in more […]

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