Tag Archives: Reclaimed Water

James Crook Gives a History of Water Reuse at WEFTEC 2017

August 30, 2017

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James Crook, an independent environmental engineering consultant, will cover the history of water reuse and share success stories at WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 221, Hot Topics in an Expanding Water Reuse Market, Crook will give one of the session’s concise water reuse presentations that will be followed by an open question-and-answer session. Crook specializes […]

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Teams from Thailand and Mexico Take Home International SJWP Awards

October 19, 2016

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The team of students from Thailand — from left, students Thidarat Phianchat, Kanjana Komkla and Sureeporn Triphetprapa — received the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Photo courtesy of the Jonas Borg, Stockholm International Water Institute.

Taking inspiration from a flowering plant, a team of students from Thailand created a device that retains stormwater and can help irrigation. During World Water Week, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat, and Kanjana Komkla stepped onto the stage to receive the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Thailand team puts research to work for farmers […]

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In Memoriam – Martha Hahn, Colorado Authority Manager and Researcher

November 24, 2015

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Martha Hahn, authority manager of the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority (PCWRA; Castle Rock, Colo.) and WEFTEC® 2015 speaker, died Oct. 1. A member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association since 2007, she entered the water sector in 2002 and quickly made a name for herself as […]

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WaterHub Reclaims Wastewater for Reuse at Emory University

May 28, 2015

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Emory University (Atlanta) has opened the doors to the WaterHub™, an ecological treatment facility that reclaims campus wastewater for nonpotable reuse. Photo courtesy of David Fisher, Emory University.

As sustainable water management increasingly becomes important for the metro-Atlanta region, Emory University  (Atlanta) is stepping up as a technological pioneer and community leader in that city. University embodies sustainability The region struggles with drought, legal disputes over water supply, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consent decrees on water quality. So the university opened the […]

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National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo Highlight Water Sector Priorities

May 22, 2015

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In April, the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo brought together more than 200 participants from around the globe to Washington, D.C. Water and wastewater professionals representing many different water-sector organizations came together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe water and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. Attendees shared […]

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WEF Sponsors Meetings To Set a Course for Direct Potable Reuse

March 27, 2015

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An expert panel is working to chart a path forward for direct potable reuse of reclaimed water. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Water Research Institute (Fountain Valley, Calif.), WateReuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and American Water Works Association (Denver) is sponsoring a series of meetings to facilitate this work. On Jan. 21, the […]

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Infographic by Dow Chemical Shows How Advanced Treatment Technology Combats Water Scarcity, Supports Water Reuse

February 12, 2015

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Global water scarcity and an increasing population worldwide make wastewater treatment and recycling one strategy for economic development. Large volumes of wastewater are generated daily in every community and at water-intensive industrial facilities. As the demand for water grows, so does demand for the treatment and reuse of this water, according to Dow Water and […]

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Suffolk County, N.Y., Holds Advanced Wastewater Treatment System Lottery

January 29, 2015

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Suffolk County (N.Y.) Executive Steve Bellone announces the county’s free advanced wastewater treatment system lottery that is part of an overall demonstration program that is part of the county’s efforts to help reduce nitrogen loading to surface and groundwater. Photo courtesy of Suffolk County, N.Y.

As part of septic system demonstration program, county gives away 19 treatment systems   In areas without collection systems, Suffolk County, N.Y., encourages residents to install more advanced septic systems to reduce nutrient loading to local surface water and groundwater. To promote these installations, the county held a free advanced wastewater treatment system lottery as […]

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