Tag Archives: Sustainability

2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

August 26, 2018

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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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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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Utility Leaders Receive Scholarships to Singapore International Water Week

May 24, 2018

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Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. They will work to break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, […]

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Accepting Nominations for 2018 WEF Awards

March 23, 2018

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Submit nominations for the 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) awards. The annual program recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future through education and involvement with water professionals. WEF award recipients are nominated by their peers within the categories of individual […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Water Sector Topics

December 22, 2017

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The Words on Water podcast series showcases perspectives of prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals. Take interviews with you anywhere by listening online or downloading audio files from the website, as well as through iTunes or the Words on Water app on Android devices. Episodes in the series feature Kevin Shafer, executive director of […]

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Publication Helps in the Design of Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Facilities

October 26, 2017

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Water resource recovery facilities of the future will need to be less costly to operate and more resilient to climate change. Sustainability and Energy Management for Water Resource Recovery Facilities describes best practices for evaluating and improving the energy efficiency of these facilities. The companion to Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, includes an assessment […]

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WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks

August 26, 2017

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Smart water networks have emerged as a way to use technology to optimize system operations. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is embracing this innovation. WEF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN; Surrey, England), agreeing to promote the development of best practices for more efficient and sustainable smart […]

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