Tag Archives: Reuse

$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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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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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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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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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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U.S. EPA Seminar Makes Case for Stormwater Reuse in New Orleans

October 18, 2016

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Eleven years after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, which is considered to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans now is poised to become a model of urban water management for the world. During a seminar held Sept. 8 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, award-winning architect […]

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Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

September 19, 2016

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Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore. sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcases Leaders in Sustainability, Science, and Sanitation

August 26, 2016

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A diverse selection of distinguished water sector speakers will take the podium at the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). Those planning to attend WEFTEC 2016, Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, can hear presentations by many leaders including James R. Mihelcic from the University of […]

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