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Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

November 30, 2017

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Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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Newly Released MOP 8: Comprehensive WRRF Design Resource

November 2, 2017

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Find state-of-the-art resources in facility planning, design, and configuration in the Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice 8. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined with the Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) to release this thoroughly revised resource. The comprehensive coverage of water resource […]

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Publication Helps in the Design of Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Facilities

October 26, 2017

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Water resource recovery facilities of the future will need to be less costly to operate and more resilient to climate change. Sustainability and Energy Management for Water Resource Recovery Facilities describes best practices for evaluating and improving the energy efficiency of these facilities. The companion to Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, includes an assessment […]

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Gordon MacDonald Discusses Stormwater Design at WEFTEC 2017

August 24, 2017

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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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Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

April 22, 2017

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Key information about anaerobic digestion now is available in a new 6-page, open-access fact sheet prepared by the Fundamental Outreach Subcommittee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee. “Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals” provides an overview of anaerobic digestion; covers the topics of process, design, and operation and maintenance; and describes […]

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Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

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Joe Lagnese may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic. Lagnese first joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (WEA) in 1956. He also served as WEF president from 1971 to 1972 and has earned WEF Honorary Membership. […]

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Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices

January 27, 2017

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Experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken water sector experts will highlight best practices in project delivery during the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2017. These experts will discuss the merits of design-build best practices as means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Challenges of drought and high-profile public water issues such as that in Flint, Mich., have had large […]

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WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) introduced the Envision® guidance manual. A planning and design guidance tool, the manual provides metrics that can be used to compare the strengths of design ideas for infrastructure projects by awarding points and credits […]

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