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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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Catherine O’Connor To Discuss Resource Recovery at WEFTEC 2015 AAEES, AIDIS, WEF Breakfast

July 24, 2015

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Catherine A. O’Connor, director of engineering at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), will discuss resource recovery during WEFTEC 2015. Photo courtesy of O’Connor.

Resource recovery will be the topic of discussion during the annual WEFTEC® 2015 breakfast hosted by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES; Annapolis, Md.), Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (São Paulo, Brazil; AIDIS), and Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The breakfast is scheduled for 7:15–8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. […]

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WEF, NGA Collaborate To Improve Resiliency when Facing Extreme Events

July 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the National Governors Association (Washington, D.C.) to offer a learning lab that will help inform states’ emergency response to extreme events and let planning agencies know what water and wastewater facilities are doing to improve resiliency to these events. The learning lab, which took place […]

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WEF, WERF Release Manual on Shortcut Nitrogen Removal

July 9, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) jointly published Shortcut Nitrogen Removal—Nitrite Shunt and Deammonification, as an extension of Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) efforts. Shortcut nitrogen removal is an emerging economical solution for water resource recovery facilities. It refers to the biological nitrogen removal process that […]

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