Tag Archives: Nutrients

WEF Hosts Meeting To Drive Innovation in Nutrient Sensor Market

July 30, 2015

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Nutrient runoff is a significant and costly environmental problem in the U.S. This challenge requires focused monitoring to evaluate progress toward reducing the problem, the success of various interventions to mitigate it, and assessment to understand where to target investments. New technologies are emerging that allow for sustained measurement at relevant scales; however, organizations and […]

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WEF President Provides Keynote Speech During EPA’s Water Speaker Series

July 29, 2015

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On June 4, Ed McCormick, president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) spoke to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff during an invited keynote speech in the Office of Water speaker series. McCormick spoke about how utilities are becoming resource recovery facilities and moving away from just waste disposal and treatment. “Our facilities […]

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Catherine O’Connor To Discuss Resource Recovery at WEFTEC 2015 AAEES, AIDIS, WEF Breakfast

July 24, 2015

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Catherine A. O’Connor, director of engineering at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), will discuss resource recovery during WEFTEC 2015. Photo courtesy of O’Connor.

Resource recovery will be the topic of discussion during the annual WEFTEC® 2015 breakfast hosted by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES; Annapolis, Md.), Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (São Paulo, Brazil; AIDIS), and Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The breakfast is scheduled for 7:15–8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. […]

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WERF Awards Contracts To Continue Nutrient Research

July 23, 2015

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The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) awarded two contracts to Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) that build upon WERF’s current nutrient research. The first contract is for the project, “Model Guidance for Developing Site Specific Nutrient Goals – Demonstration, Boulder Creek, Colo.” The research team is using available monitoring data for Boulder […]

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WEF Releases Nutrient Roadmap To Help Navigate Utilities to an Energy-Neutral Future

July 7, 2015

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In 2013, the Water Environment Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), the Environmental Defense Fund (New York), and the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) worked together to create a new goal for the next generation of wastewater treatment: zero net impact with regard to nutrient discharges by 2040. The Nutrient Roadmap is the product of that work. […]

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Register and Attend the Nutrient Symposium 2015

June 26, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) opened registration for the Nutrient Symposium 2015. The symposium, which will take place July 26−28, at the Doubletree San Jose in San Jose, Calif., focuses on how to deal with nutrient issues from […]

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Ammonia Criteria Implementation Workshop Findings Released

June 12, 2015

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In April, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (Washington, D.C.), released the executive summary of an October 2014 ammonia criteria implementation workshop. The organizations convened the workshop to identify data and information gaps […]

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A Bubbly Solution

June 12, 2015

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Avery Brewing's new tap room and restaurant has 60 taps with 30 different beers on draft. Photo courtesy of The Brewtography Project.

The City of Boulder, Colo., tests using beer byproduct to help reduce nitrogen   When the City of Boulder, Colo., decided to find ways to further reduce nitrogen runoff from its water resource recovery facility (WRRF), it discovered that the answer lay in one of the least likely substances: beer. Or, more specifically, the answer […]

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