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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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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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Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

December 28, 2017

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Operations Challenge 2017 Winners Featured

WEF introduces the top teams in every category Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin […]

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WEF Releases Updated Activated Sludge and Nutrient Removal Publication

October 20, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers the third edition of Activated Sludge and Nutrient Removal, Manual of Practice OM-9, the latest update to the popular reference for operation of the activated sludge process. The extensively revised publication provides expanded content on process control with step-by-step examples for calculations, a new laboratory chapter with detailed directions for […]

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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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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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Purchase Standard Methods and Receive Free Online Access

September 18, 2017

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The purchase of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition, includes free online access to the resource for a year. The laboratory resource provides the most up-to-date information for measuring the biological, chemical, and physical attributes of water. It offers guidance for choosing among available methods for specific elements and compounds. […]

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