Tag Archives: Energy

My Water Legacy: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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Residuals and Biosolids Conference Shares the Latest in Solids Management

February 10, 2017

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Learn and network with other water sector professionals during the Residual and Biosolids Conference 2017. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is hosting this conference in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and Northwest Biosolids (Seattle). The educational event presents the latest in solids management, featuring the topics of facilities operation, anaerobic digestion […]

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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

January 24, 2017

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Though it may not be seen as a traditional romantic destination, hundreds of couples and others have participated in the Newtown Creek Facility Valentine’s Day tours since the Brooklyn facility began offering them in 2012. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional, more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these […]

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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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Wastewater Treatment Takes Center Stage in Alexandria, Va.

May 4, 2016

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Alexandria Renew Enterprises connects the community to water In Alexandria, Va., wastewater treatment services are taking the spotlight. A new multipurpose athletic field sitting over a nutrient management facility and an environmental center will connect the community to the often invisible but vital public service of transforming water. “A new series of projects is enabling […]

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Learn About Pipe Rehabilitation in Mexico, Getting Involved in LIFT, and Resource Recovery in WEF Webcasts

April 8, 2016

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Sponsor eShowcase: Addressing Mexico City’s AC Potable Water Pipes through Rehabilitation 3M (St. Paul, Minn.) sponsors this eShowcase to highlight its services and products and to interact in real-time with participants. Learn how the utility in Mexico City’s district of Iztapalapa and its contractors rehabilitated some priority drinking-water pipelines that were leaking. Deterioration of the […]

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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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Upcoming Webcasts Educate on the Utility of the Future, Asset Management, and Modeling

January 20, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members can take advantage of the following webcasts at no charge: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Managers of water resource recovery facilities are looking to optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds. Learn how this path is reflected in […]

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