Tag Archives: Sustainability

Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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Big Data, Affordability, Industry Innovations, and WEFTEC Explored in WEF Podcasts

October 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Kevin Marsh, vice president of sales and marketing for FlowWorks (Seattle), discusses how big data […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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Wastewater 101: NapaSan Launches Citizens’ Academy to Teach Residents about Water Services

October 11, 2018

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When word began spreading on Facebook and through local media that the Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) would be hosting its first citizens’ academy this fall, Stephanie Turnipseed tried to keep her expectations in check. “In the past, we’ve found that people just don’t want to know what happens when they flush the toilet,” said Turnipseed, […]

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UNLEASH the “S” Word

September 20, 2018

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Young talents work to achieve U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Jennifer Loudon, WEF Laboratory Practices Committee Chair Jennifer Loudon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 2005, is the laboratory manager at the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Flemington, N.J.). She is an environmental scientist with experience in wet chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, ecotoxicology, […]

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2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

August 26, 2018

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Utility of the Future Today Featured

Water utilities around the world are transforming traditional wastewater treatment systems into resource recovery centers. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes these leaders in sustainability and resilience through the Utility of the Future Today program. This year, WEF recognizes 32 utilities for transformational work in community engagement; watershed stewardship; and recovery of such […]

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Get the Latest Edition of MOP 8 with Bonus Materials

June 24, 2018

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MOP 8 Featured

The latest edition of Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice (MOP) 8 is a state-of-the-art resource in facility planning, design, and configuration. This comprehensive water resource recovery facility design guide, now offered as a single volume, features contributions from hundreds of wastewater engineering experts. As an added bonus, when you purchase a copy […]

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Water and Energy Meet at UC Irvine

June 21, 2018

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University launches Water-Energy Nexus certificate program Water systems once were built under the assumption that the energy they needed to operate would be cheap and abundant. The design of most energy systems presumed the same about water. Turns out, both are no longer true. Engineers today recognize that water and energy are connected in ways […]

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