Tag Archives: Planning

Newly Released MOP 8: Comprehensive WRRF Design Resource

November 2, 2017

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Find state-of-the-art resources in facility planning, design, and configuration in the Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice 8. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined with the Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) to release this thoroughly revised resource. The comprehensive coverage of water resource […]

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Gordon MacDonald Discusses Stormwater Design at WEFTEC 2017

August 24, 2017

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During Session No. 415, A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Stormwater Design Out of This World, Gordon MacDonald will talk about stormwater challenges encountered during the design and construction of one of the longest floating bridges in the world, located in Washington state. MacDonald, a senior consultant and project manager at […]

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Residuals and Biosolids Conference Shares the Latest in Solids Management

February 10, 2017

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Learn and network with other water sector professionals during the Residual and Biosolids Conference 2017. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is hosting this conference in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association and Northwest Biosolids (Seattle). The educational event presents the latest in solids management, featuring the topics of facilities operation, anaerobic digestion […]

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WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

August 18, 2016

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Christine Dykstra wants to change the paradigm of wastewater treatment from simply removing contaminants to recovering resources and energy. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) doctoral student adds receipt of the 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship to her growing list of achievements. The scholarship, awarded every year to a […]

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WEF Supports 2015 International Water and Climate Forum

September 18, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations are supporting the 2015 International Water and Climate Forum in San Diego, Dec. 7−9. The forum will focus on climate adaptation and provide urban water and wastewater utilities with innovative ways to manage their strategic planning and operations in light of climate change. This […]

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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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WEF, NGA Collaborate To Improve Resiliency when Facing Extreme Events

July 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the National Governors Association (Washington, D.C.) to offer a learning lab that will help inform states’ emergency response to extreme events and let planning agencies know what water and wastewater facilities are doing to improve resiliency to these events. The learning lab, which took place […]

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Interactive USGS Website Provides Insight into Historic California Drought

April 16, 2015

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The U.S. Geological Survey monitors drought conditions across the country and provides resources such as the California drought visualization website and Vegetation Drought Response Index to the public. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

In response to one of the most severe droughts in U.S. history, primarily affecting California, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released the California drought visualization website. The website presents drought data through maps, graphics, and charts, helping to relay the conditions of the area’s rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs, according to a USGS news […]

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