Tag Archives: Research

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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Biosolids, Nutrients, Coliform, and Disinfection Covered in March WEF Webcasts

February 17, 2017

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Emerging Contaminants in Biosolids As more details become known about contaminants of emerging concern, questions arise about the nutrient profile of biosolids. Experts who have studied these contaminants in the environment will explain research and provide advice for members of the biosolids community on how to address questions related to this topic. March 1, 1–3 […]

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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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