Tag Archives: Pollution

Water Environment Research Now Available in Color

March 13, 2017

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Access cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research in Water Environment Research, which is now in color. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has been publishing papers and reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management since 1928. Access the journal online or subscribe to receive the printed […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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WEF Staff Cycling Team Smashes 2016 Goal of National Bike Challenge

November 16, 2016

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Logging more than 3700 km (2300 mi) collectively between May and September, eight bikers from the staff of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) zoomed past their goal for the 2016 National Bike Challenge. This year the annual challenge, organized by PeopleForBikes (Boulder, Colo.), called on more than 75,000 Americans to help exceed the […]

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Baltimore Students Discover Chesapeake Bay on Kayak Expeditions

September 14, 2016

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To conclude a week of kayaking and camping, students have the opportunity to reflect alone on their personal experience. Photo courtesy of Kevin Neff, Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School.

To preserve the quality of our most vital waterways, an outdoor educational program is working to pique the younger generation’s interest in environmental stewardship. On top of school, work, sports, and countless other activities vying for the attention of urban high school students, finding time to experience nature becomes a challenge. For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay […]

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SJWP Alumnus Wins Big for Research

April 26, 2016

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Maria Elena Grimmett receives $100,000 for removing pharmaceuticals from water In 2013 at the age of 14, Maria Elena Grimmett made history when she became the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The achievements of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition alumnus’ continue to accumulate. In December, she won the $100,000 […]

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WEF Announces Winners of 2015 Stormwater Video Competition

August 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. The 2015 StormTV Project received almost 150 submissions, including more international submissions than any year prior. More than 35 expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected winners based on message communication and quality as well as content matter and […]

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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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Step Out of the Conference Room To Participate in Unique WEFTEC® 2015 Events

July 29, 2015

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Opportunities to learn abound at WEFTEC® 2015. But even veteran attendees may not know all of the exciting, unique opportunities available during the annual event. WEFTEC 2015 goes beyond workshops, technical sessions, facility tours, and the exhibition. Attendees also can build gardens as part of the 8th annual community service project, attend or participate in an […]

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