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New York Students Win International SJWP

October 26, 2017

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Bacteria detection and filtration systems earn Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe first place Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe dedicated their research to finding a way to protect people around the world from waterborne diseases. Their hard work paid off when they were announced as the international winners of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The […]

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Get Inspired with the “Words on Water” Podcast

October 19, 2017

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Take interviews with prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals with you anywhere. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series features unique perspectives from those on the forefront of water issues. Episodes explore the topics of infrastructure, innovation and technology, resource recovery, workforce management and development, research, and public awareness. […]

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In Memoriam – Thomas J. Grizzard, “Protector of the Occoquan”

October 13, 2017

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Many water sector professionals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas know the name Tom Grizzard. The watershed planning and management professional, who had become known as the “protector of the Occoquan,” died on June 24. Grizzard was a prized colleague for his skills and personality, according to Beth Turner, past president of the […]

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Diego Rosso To Discuss Optimizing Aeration Efficiency Research at WEFTEC 2017

September 19, 2017

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During Session No. 207 at WEFTEC 2017, Aeration: Knowledge Development Forum, Diego Rosso will talk about using a dynamic model to identify energy conservation opportunities in aeration systems. Rosso, an associate professor in the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI’s) Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and director of UCI’s Water-Energy Nexus Center, joined other researchers to […]

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Purchase Standard Methods and Receive Free Online Access

September 18, 2017

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The purchase of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition, includes free online access to the resource for a year. The laboratory resource provides the most up-to-date information for measuring the biological, chemical, and physical attributes of water. It offers guidance for choosing among available methods for specific elements and compounds. […]

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Medini Annavajhala To Showcase the Wastewater Treatment Potential of Commamox at WEFTEC 2017

September 15, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017 Session No. 501, Commamox: New Kid on the Block, or Not?, attendees will learn about Commamox (CMX) bacteria, which have the ability to convert ammonia to nitrate within a single organism. Presentations during the session provide an overview of CMX and research into incorporating it into the engineered nitrogen cycle at water […]

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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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New York Students Win U.S. SJWP for Biosensor and Purification System

July 25, 2017

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A team of two high school students from New York placed first at the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in June. For their water science project, Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, both of Manhasset, N.Y., developed a graphene-based biosensor capable of detecting the presence of extremely low levels of bacteria in less […]

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