Tag Archives: Energy

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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WEF Leader Kartik Chandran Named MacArthur Fellow

November 18, 2015

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Kartik Chandran, a past member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, vice chair of WEF’s Research and Innovation Committee, a 2013 WEF Fellow, and a leader in the water sector, has been named a MacArthur fellow. Chandran was named a fellow for his research, which integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology, […]

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WEF Continues Its Green Streak

September 22, 2015

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As part of WEF's Low Carb(on) Diet Initiative, in 2007 WEF constructed a green roof and terrace. WEF photo/Fulcher.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is keeping its green-streak going by expanding its recycling program and refreshing the water-saving features of its garden. WEF has been recycling plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, and glass since 1993. Twice a week, WEF’s recycled waste vendor picks up four 363-L (96-gal) containers filled with recyclable materials. In […]

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WEF President Ed McCormick Discusses Energy Neutrality

September 9, 2015

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Ed McCormick, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president, participated in a roundtable discussion about achieving energy neutrality of with other wastewater and energy experts. The discussion was the third in a series produced by GE (Fairfield, Conn.) Water & Process Technologies for its Energy From Wastewater series. Other panelists included Art Umble, wastewater practice […]

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Grand Junction Powers City Vehicles With Digester Gas

August 13, 2015

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Rather than flaring methane, digester gas at the Persigo facility enters conditioning equipment, which removes hydrogen sulfide, siloxanes, and carbon dioxide and then compresses the gas. Photo courtesy of City of Grand Junction, Colo.

In what is thought to be the largest projects of its kind in the U.S., the City of Grand Junction, Colo., began using biogas from its water resource recovery facility to fuel 38 city-owned vehicles. As part of a $2.8-million project completed in April, the city began conditioning and compressing digester gas to improve its […]

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WEF President Provides Keynote Speech During EPA’s Water Speaker Series

July 29, 2015

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On June 4, Ed McCormick, president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) spoke to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff during an invited keynote speech in the Office of Water speaker series. McCormick spoke about how utilities are becoming resource recovery facilities and moving away from just waste disposal and treatment. “Our facilities […]

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