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Idaho Wastewater Operator Doubles as Celebrity Lookalike

November 16, 2017

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When Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene several years ago, William “Rusty” Goss took little notice of the popular English singer–songwriter and guitarist. Although familiar with some of Sheeran’s songs, the industrial wastewater operator living in Idaho Falls knew little about the musician, including his appearance. That soon changed, as friends and even strangers […]

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Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators

October 31, 2017

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William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future. “I am not a psychic, but I know the future of the young operator. I walked in […]

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New York Students Win International SJWP

October 26, 2017

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Bacteria detection and filtration systems earn Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe first place Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe dedicated their research to finding a way to protect people around the world from waterborne diseases. Their hard work paid off when they were announced as the international winners of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The […]

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Introducing the 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees

October 18, 2017

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The 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees, from left, is Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger, Denver; Ifetayo Venner, Tampa, Fla.; Vice President Jackie Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; President Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Mark Poling, Portland, Ore.; President Elect Tom Kunetz, Chicago; Lynn Broaddus, Minneapolis; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; Immediate Past President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; and Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During WEFTEC 2017, outgoing Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) President Rick Warner passed the gavel of leadership to Jenny Hartfelder. As the 2017–2018 WEF president, Hartfelder plans to use her passion to help WEF continue toward achieving its mission, and to increase awareness of the value of water. Read more in Hartfelder’s Highlights column, […]

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In Memoriam – Thomas J. Grizzard, “Protector of the Occoquan”

October 13, 2017

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Many water sector professionals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas know the name Tom Grizzard. The watershed planning and management professional, who had become known as the “protector of the Occoquan,” died on June 24. Grizzard was a prized colleague for his skills and personality, according to Beth Turner, past president of the […]

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Industry Leaders To Discuss the Water-Energy-Food Nexus at WEFTEC 2017

September 21, 2017

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Many of our favorite foods and beverages could not be produced without water. As a necessary resource in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, tensions surrounding water supply will continue to grow as populations increase and climate changes. On Oct. 2, WEFTEC® 2017 attendees can gather to hear ways to help manage the Water-Energy-Food Nexus by representatives of the […]

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Your One-Stop Guide to All Things WEFTEC 2017

September 20, 2017

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Even in its 90th year, the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to grow while maintaining top-notch content. Something for everyone Water quality professionals from around the world will congregate Sept. 30–Oct. 4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the largest water quality conference and exhibition in North America. […]

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Diego Rosso To Discuss Optimizing Aeration Efficiency Research at WEFTEC 2017

September 19, 2017

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During Session No. 207 at WEFTEC 2017, Aeration: Knowledge Development Forum, Diego Rosso will talk about using a dynamic model to identify energy conservation opportunities in aeration systems. Rosso, an associate professor in the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI’s) Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and director of UCI’s Water-Energy Nexus Center, joined other researchers to […]

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