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Brag About Your Inventive Solutions by Entering the 2018 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 25, 2018

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Not all great ideas come from research laboratories. Many come from good old ingenuity, finding new uses for the supplies at hand. If you have come up with an innovative fix for a persistent problem, enter the Operator Ingenuity Contest for a chance to brag about it. This annual contest, now in its seventh year, […]

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Applications Open for the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

April 19, 2018

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The Utility of the Future Today recognition program returns for a third year to honor water resource recovery facilities that engage communities, preserve watersheds, and produce valuable resources. Apply for recognition by 5 p.m. (EDT), May 30. The Utility of the Future promotes transforming operations of the nation’s water systems through innovation and technology. The […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Workforce Issues and Relationship Between Water, Energy, and Food

March 31, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares interviews with water sector thought-leaders through the Words on Water podcast series. Stream these episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden discuss the value that military veterans bring to any workforce, […]

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White House Recognizes Need To Invest in Water Infrastructure

March 29, 2018

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On Feb. 12, President Trump released his 55-page outline for legislation to establish several new infrastructure funding programs, streamline the regulatory review process for projects, improve workforce development programs, and set other federal infrastructure priorities. The “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” describes a new, $50 billion program to promote investments in various forms […]

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Nano Membrane Toilet is Flush with Funding

March 28, 2018

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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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Variety of Learning Opportunities Offered at Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2018

March 27, 2018

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The Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2018 explores the latest in technology, innovation, and integrated resource recovery. In addition to workshops, an opening general session, and 25 technical sessions, registrants have the option of touring an enhanced solar biosolids-drying project. Attendees can also visit a training center and attend the AZ Water Friends of Biosolids Social […]

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Winners Crowned in WE&T’s Views of Reuse Photo Contest

February 23, 2018

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This photo of an electrician reviewing the operation of a water resource recovery facility pump station in Guanajuato, Mexico, placed second in the Water Environment & Technology Views of Reuse photo competition. Photo courtesy of Rafael Luna, Guanajuato State Government.

To help ring in the new year, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine readers dazzled online audiences with photos of water reuse. Images showcased groundbreaking projects, innovative ways to preserve and reuse water, and utility professionals doing their best work to protect public health and the environment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) online […]

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Odors and Air Pollutants Topics Covered at 2018 Conference

January 30, 2018

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In March, water sector professionals can attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.)  Odors and Air Pollutants 2018 conference. The event will educate about current regulatory requirements and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. The event features a workshop, opening general session, exhibits, and 13 technical sessions. Topics covered in the conference’s technical […]

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