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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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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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Water Careers Go Back Four Generations in Chesebrough Family

April 18, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Chesebrough Featured

Patty Chesebrough’s love of water can be traced to the childhood weekends she spent at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. “I can still hear the sound of the twin Mercury motors on our boat and remember dad teaching me to listen to their harmonies to set the throttles,” Patty said. Patty learned the importance of water stewardship as she watched her […]

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WEF Fellow Daniel Zitomer Leads Future Water Professionals by Example

March 30, 2018

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To his students, colleagues, and community, Marquette University (Milwaukee) environmental engineering professor Daniel Zitomer has been a fixture of the Wisconsin water environment profession for more than two decades. Zitomer, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) for nearly 30 consecutive years, was named […]

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Making a Holly Jolly Water Resource Recovery Facility

March 29, 2018

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’Tis the season to transform wastewater treatment into gingerbread Thinking of wastewater treatment does not usually evoke the sights and smells of Christmas. But as many of the world’s creative minds know, combining contrasting concepts can produce memorable art. That’s exactly what Sean Porter, currently the West region stormwater program manager at Apex (Rockville, Md.), […]

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Nano Membrane Toilet is Flush with Funding

March 28, 2018

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Nanomembrane Toilet Featured

A “nano membrane toilet” designed by a team of scientists at Cranfield (England) University has received yet another round of major funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle). The toilet was created in response to the foundation’s challenge to design an inexpensive toilet that could easily be used in the developing world, said […]

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Georgia County Develops Specialized Training To Fit Its Utility’s Needs

March 26, 2018

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When it comes to training operators in wastewater treatment, one size does not fit all. Gwinnett County, Ga., figured this out in 2014 when it set a new goal to become a “utility of the future.” This process began with assessing the utility’s status by looking at its existing facilities and treatment processes, such as […]

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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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They say that when one door closes, another opens, and Rey Davila is living proof. An unexpected layoff from the City of Dallas’ Transportation Department opened the door to a successful water sector career for him and, eventually, two other relatives – his daughter, Jessica Davila, and nephew, Christian Mendez. Rey had served the city for […]

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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70. “He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he […]

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