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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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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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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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Researcher Dedicates Nearly Half a Century to WER Literature Review

September 28, 2016

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Few commit one decade to a single task or job, but Donald J. Reish has spent nearly five decades reviewing research for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The 92-year-old marine biologist joined WEF and the California Water Environment Association in 1954 after reading WEF’s journal, now known as Water Environment Research (WER). Reish’s […]

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