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Kirkwood Community College Offers Professional Development for Operators

February 28, 2017

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If you are licensed as a water or wastewater operator in the State of Iowa — or would like to be —  the Environmental Training Center at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids) could be your one-stop shop for professional development. To remain certified, operators need to complete between 10 and 20 hours of training, which […]

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WEF Webcasts Showcase Thermal Hydrolysis and Confined Space Rules

October 7, 2016

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Sponsor eShowcase: Pressure Is Building for Thermal Hydrolysis of Sewage Sludge CAMBI (Skysstasjon, Norway) sponsors this eShowcase that will provide a technical review, share operating data, and describe the economic benefits of the thermal hydrolysis process (THP). The process uses steam and pressure to heat solids, intensifying aerobic digestion. It produces Class A biosolids, increases […]

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Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job. This […]

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Operations Challenge Goes Global

December 23, 2015

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The two German teams celebrate receiving Operations Challenge spirit awards. Team Düsseldorf won the awards for Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support and the All Star Team won the spirit award for Team with Best Effort. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

German competition motivates and trains operators   During WEFTEC® 2015, 44 teams tested their skills during the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Operations Challenge competition. Two of these teams traveled from Germany to compete. The teams’ journey to WEFTEC 2015 began after water sector leaders from Germany were inspired to develop their own Operations […]

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Not Your Usual Scenic Attraction

November 13, 2015

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Visitors toured the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility on a bus as part of Doors Open Milwaukee. The annual event has experienced double-digit growth since its inaugural year in 2011. Photo courtesy of Veolia.

Historic WRRF draws thousands of visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee event   Of the 150 attractions, such as free tours of historic churches and museums, offered during the annual Doors Open Milwaukee, the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility (Milwaukee) is one of the most popular. The 1.1 million-m3/d (300-mgd) facility, which is run jointly by […]

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WEF Hosts Discussion on Ebola Virus-Related Issues in the Wastewater Sector

April 7, 2015

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Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (yello-green). Photo courtesy of the CDC Ebola Outbreak 2014 Press Kit.

On Feb. 24, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) hosted representatives from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA; Sacramento, Calif.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and other stakeholders for a dialogue on Ebola-related issues […]

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WEF Compiles Ebola Resources and Offers Webcast Recording

December 15, 2014

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This colorized transmission electron micrograph reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virio. Photo courtesy of Frederick A. Murphy, Center for Disease Control (CDC) Ebola Outbreak 2014 Press Kit.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in collaboration with many water and public health organizations, has been seeking credible Ebola information to address concerns and questions within the water sector. Because there is limited data on the fate and transport of Ebola in wastewater collection systems, the organizations have reached out to appropriate federal […]

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WEFTEC 2013 Operator Ingenuity Contest Wants More of Your Ingenious Fixes

May 9, 2013

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At WEFTEC® 2012, the Operator Ingenuity Awards recognized simple, imaginative, inventive, and effective ways operators and managers found to overcome pesky problems. This year, WEFTEC 2013 is seeking more creative, innovative, and straightforward solutions to the problems operators face every day. Often, the big solutions come from a tweak here or a little fix there. […]

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