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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 knew little about the musician, including his appearance. That soon changed, as friends and even strangers began […]

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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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BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Sector Strategies for Using Innovation to Thrive

May 12, 2017

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Water innovations will take center stage at the BlueTech Forum 2017. The theme for the event, hosted by BlueTech Research (Cork, Ireland) and scheduled for June 6–7 in Dublin, Ireland, is Water and the 4th Industrial Revolution. During this industrial revolution, individuals gain power and influence as new technologies emerge and are placed in their […]

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U.S. Student Wins International SJWP Competition for Renewable Heavy Metals Removal

September 30, 2015

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Perry Alagappan wanted to permanently remove heavy metal contamination from water. Because many heavy metal filters are nonrenewable, contaminants are released back into the environment when the filters are thrown away. So, the 18-year-old student from Houston created a solution that relies on a renewable filter. On Aug. 25, this solution earned Alagappan the 2015 […]

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Texas Student Wins 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Removing Heavy Metals from Water

July 16, 2015

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From left, the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner Perry Alagappan presents his project to judges Donna Vincent Roa, Marlee Franzen, and Anisha Patel. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

On June 20, Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas, stepped onto a stage to receive the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Alagappan earned the prestigious water-research prize, which includes $10,000 and a trip to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the international SJWP competition in August, for his project, “Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy […]

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Infographic by Dow Chemical Shows How Advanced Treatment Technology Combats Water Scarcity, Supports Water Reuse

February 12, 2015

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Global water scarcity and an increasing population worldwide make wastewater treatment and recycling one strategy for economic development. Large volumes of wastewater are generated daily in every community and at water-intensive industrial facilities. As the demand for water grows, so does demand for the treatment and reuse of this water, according to Dow Water and […]

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Sign-Up for the WateReuse Symposium

August 18, 2014

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Take advantage of the many networking opportunities available at the 29th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Dallas on Sept. 7–10. The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.), American Water Works Association (Denver), and Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) are cosponsoring the event where water professionals gather to learn about issues associated with water reuse and desalination. The symposium […]

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WERF Newsletter Focuses on Industrial Wastewater

December 9, 2013

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new e-newsletter focused on industrial wastewater needs. Designed to provide access to new research and information about opportunities of interest to the industrial wastewater industry, the newsletter covers such topics as trace organic compounds, innovative technologies for treatment, stormwater best management practices, operations optimization, […]

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