Tag Archives: Innovation

Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Gaining a Dutch Education on Infrastructure

August 29, 2017

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Jen McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella Organics (Saco, Maine)  McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University (Providence, R.I.) in 1998. Before joining  Casella Organics, she worked as business development manager/sustainability for SGS (Geneva); started the sustainability consulting company, Environmental Strategy Innovations LLC (West Orange, N.J.); worked as green mission specialist for […]

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WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks

August 26, 2017

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Smart water networks have emerged as a way to use technology to optimize system operations. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is embracing this innovation. WEF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN; Surrey, England), agreeing to promote the development of best practices for more efficient and sustainable smart […]

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Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session

August 22, 2017

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As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the entire annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event. New format features more speakers For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional Opening General Session programming with the popular […]

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LIFT Celebrates 5 Years and Releases Survey Visualization Tool

July 17, 2017

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The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary of helping to bring innovation into practice, has issued the 2017 Water Technology Survey Visualization Tool. LIFT — a joint Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative — has helped more than […]

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Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

June 30, 2017

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Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container […]

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Resource Recovery Covered by Experts at IR2 Forum 2017

June 22, 2017

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The Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR²) Forum 2017 provides information on research, technologies, and case studies associated with recovering resources from water. The intensive 3-day event focuses on innovations in wastewater and water reuse. The technical program covers intensifying biological processes, the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program, process control, solids processing, and hydrolysis. […]

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Webcast Showcases Utility of the Future Innovations

June 16, 2017

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Better and Smarter: Technology Innovation for the Utility of the Future In addition to treating and discharging wastewater, utility managers now look for ways to optimize efficiency, recover valuable resources, and enhance contributions to healthy watersheds and their communities. This relies on water resource recovery facilities to employ innovative solutions to improve efficiency and move […]

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