Tag Archives: Municipal Wastewater

My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering […]

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WEF Partners with DBIA for Conference

February 25, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has partnered with the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA; Washington, D.C.) to host the Design−Build for Water/Wastewater Conference. The event, held in conjunction with the Design-Build in Transportation Conference, will take place April 18–22 in the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center. The conference will explore such design-build topics as […]

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New Guidance for Direct Potable Reuse Now Available

December 17, 2015

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In response to the many U.S. communities seeking new strategies to develop sustainable water supplies, water sector organizations developed the document, Framework for Direct Potable Reuse. The framework, which is available for free to download, will help state regulatory agencies and utilities develop guidelines for safely converting wastewater into municipal drinking water through the emerging […]

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Announcing the Winners of WEF’s First Annual MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards

December 12, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). “Housed within the new WEF Stormwater Institute, the awards […]

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The Next Big Thing in Recycling?

August 26, 2015

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Rich Earth Institute tests human urine as a fertilizer for plants such as hay and lettuce at a farm near Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

University of Michigan sponsors its first urine drive   On any given day, it’s not uncommon to find students at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) out on campus raising awareness for one good cause or another. Until recently, however, their efforts almost never involved porta-potties. That changed on April 1 when researchers from the […]

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Water Environment Research Editor-in-Chief Becomes Fulbright Scholar

June 18, 2015

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Timothy Ellis, editor-in-chief of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) research journal, Water Environment Research, recently was named a Fulbright scholar. The professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at Iowa State University (Ames) served as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar in Malta for 4 months in early 2014. Part of Ellis’ trip focused on […]

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Upcoming WEF Webcasts Cover Pipeline Assessment, Biofilm Reactors, Lab Improvements, and Codigestion

March 13, 2015

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Fundamentals and Emerging Advancements in Biofilm Reactor Technologies Learn the basics of design and operation of biofilm processes for municipal wastewater treatment in this webcast. Process definitions, structure, existence, applications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of biofilm compared to activated sludge systems will be discussed. Speakers will present examples of water resource recovery […]

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