Tag Archives: Research

From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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Learn About LIFT Link and Biofilms in February Webcasts

January 14, 2017

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Discover LIFT Link and How It Can Help You LIFT Link, the new online platform for collaboration and innovation from the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), is available now. Learn how to use this resource to discover new technologies, share your research and technology needs, and connect with experts and potential partners for information […]

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Water Sector Coordinating Council Elects New Officials

December 23, 2016

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The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) and the Water Sector Government Coordinating Council (GCC) held meetings at the Trinity River Authority in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 2–3. Jonathan Reeves, emergency management manager for DC Water (Washington, D.C.), is the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member representative on the WSSC. He has become the new chair […]

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From the President: Earning Legitimacy for the Water Sector

December 22, 2016

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The sociological concept of “legitimacy” means that individuals and groups recognize and accept the appropriateness of an authority to lead. This concept becomes even more important to the water sector as communities implement seemingly more complex and controversial projects, particularly those seeking to implement potable reuse. Legitimacy starts with creating an authentic conversation with the communities […]

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Focusing on Water Reuse in January WEF Webcast

December 9, 2016

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Water Reuse: Potable Reuse Research Compilation – Synthesis of Findings Implementing direct potable reuse to augment public water supplies with advanced treated water has been gaining traction in the water sector. A significant body of research findings have been collected from project evaluating the technical, operational, and managerial aspects of direct potable reuse. In 2016, […]

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Submit Videos for the WEFTEC 2017 IKE Session

November 28, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Those interested in sharing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education in an alternative format can participate in the Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2017. The open forum showcases ideas in a more casual setting than those presented at other technical sessions. During the session, selected videos presenting these ideas are shown simultaneously to […]

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UC Davis Researchers Streamline Fertilizer Production

November 11, 2016

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While Sudwerk Brewery (Davis, Calif.) also features classic indoor restrooms, patrons who choose to use the Pee Hive receive a $1 discount on their purchases in addition to the knowledge that they are contributing to science. Photo courtesy of George Tchobanoglous, University of California, Davis.

University of California, Davis (UCD) researchers are thinking outside of the box, using urine collected in the community to develop a more environmentally friendly fertilizer. Harold Leverenz, lecturer and project scientist for the civil and environmental engineering program at UCD, works with his research team to create all-natural, locally sourced fertilizers. His unique process, which […]

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Researchers Share the Science Behind Pokémon Go

October 24, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

The July 6 release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that superimposes digital versions of long-beloved characters onto mobile-device views of neighborhoods, parks, and businesses, ushered in a new craze around the world. While use of the mobile app game has abated in recent months, its popularity proves the existence of a market for […]

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