Tag Archives: Research

Technical Algae Resources Now Available from WEF

April 26, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now provides cutting-edge technical information and learning opportunities focused on algae. WEF’s new online technical topic area — the algae webpage — educates about the wastewater bioremediation potential of algae and provides such technical resources as “Algae Bioreactors as a Cost-Effective Approach for Enhanced Nutrient Removal – Approaching […]

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From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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Submit Nominations for WE&RF Paul L. Busch Award

March 27, 2017

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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for the 2017 Paul L. Busch Award. Submit nominations by the June 1 deadline. The award recognizes the outstanding achievement and creative vision of individuals who have made innovative and ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. Winners receive a $100,000 grant to help […]

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Students Invited To Submit Research for the U.S. SJWP Competition

March 17, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting entries for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The competition brings high school students who have conducted water research projects together for the chance to earn a trip to the international SJWP competition in Stockholm. Any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has […]

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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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Hackers Attack Model Water Treatment Facility in Cybersecurity Competition

March 9, 2017

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Cal Poly Pomona Professor Dan Manson (third from left) stands with students, from left, Jose Ybanez, Raissa Englehard, Nate Hom, and Joe Needleman. The students built a device that replicated the functions of a water-treatment plant for the Passcode Cup cybersecurity competition. Photo courtesy of Tom Zasadzinski.

‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector A miniature-sized mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game was held in Washington, D.C. as a training opportunity for future cybersecurity […]

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Apply for the WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

February 27, 2017

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Apply for the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, which provides $25,000 to a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field. The scholarship covers education-related expenses and is presented to a WEF member who makes a remarkable commitment to work in the water field for 2 years following completion of […]

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2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

February 21, 2017

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Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Nov. 28–30. He spoke during the summit’s Youth Forum about his renewable filter, designed to remove heavy-metal contamination from water permanently. “Attending […]

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