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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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Guinness Record - GWRS Winter Fest - Slide

California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Ed McCormick Recognized as WEF Fellow for Career of Management and Mentorship

May 30, 2018

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Ed McCormick Featured

Six years ago, 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellow Ed McCormick led the development and implementation of an energizing program for the water sector. The program cemented East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD; Oakland, Calif.) as the first North American water resource recovery facility to be a net producer of renewable energy. But […]

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Guthrie’s Third-Generation Water and Wastewater Equipment Business Succeeds the Old-Fashioned Way

May 29, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy - Guthrie Featured

A sale starts with a knock on the door and a firm handshake. This was the guiding business philosophy in 1946 when J.T. and Tom Guthrie launched J.T. Guthrie and Son, a water and wastewater treatment equipment business in Brentwood, Tenn. At that time, growing a successful father-son business took considerable dedication, equipment knowledge, and […]

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Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

May 24, 2018

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Chinese Hydraulic System - Bianjiashan pier 1

It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in […]

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Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

May 23, 2018

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Ohio State Bioenergy and Biowaste - Drake

When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI; Wooster). The 2-year Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste […]

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Ancient Iranian Civilization Owes Its Existence to Remarkable Water Management System

April 30, 2018

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Qanat - Komeil Soheili 2

If you and your pals were planning to start a new civilization, you would probably think twice about settling in the middle of a desert that receives less than 127 mm (5 in.) of rainfall per year. But such practical concerns didn’t faze the Persians entering the desert in present-day Iran more than 3000 years […]

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Membership Helps 2017 WEF Fellow Become a Successful Leader

April 27, 2018

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WEF Fellow - Raj Bhattarai Featured

Rajendra Bhattarai, a water leader with nearly four decades of experience in the public sector, joined the esteemed ranks of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellows in 2017. This distinction recognizes Bhattarai’s devotion to the water profession as a WEF member, a commitment that stems from his roots on the other side of the […]

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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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In Memoriam Herwig Featured

Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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