Tag Archives: Sustainability

Imagine H2O Shines a Light on Innovation at Water Gala 2017

May 18, 2017

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Twelve finalists were selected for Imagine H2O’s (San Francisco) 8th Annual Water Data Challenge and were honored at this year’s WaterGala. From the finalists Utilis (Rosh Haayin, Israel) was chosen as the winner. Photo courtesy of Imagine H2O (San Francisco).

Bringing attention to pioneering startups and acting as a conduit to spur innovation in the water sector are the missions of Imagine H2O (San Francisco). The organization embraced that philosophy on March 15, at the Water Gala 2017 held in San Francisco, by showcasing the winners and finalists of the 8th annual Water Data Challenge. […]

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Calendar Uses Cartoons To Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 25, 2017

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World Bank Calendar Water Drops

The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar. The 2017 Water Cartoon Calendar showcases global water concerns in a format that can reach a large and varied audience, according to a World Bank news article. It was designed to […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

April 22, 2017

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Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals Fact Sheet Featured

Key information about anaerobic digestion now is available in a new 6-page, open-access fact sheet prepared by the Fundamental Outreach Subcommittee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee. “Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals” provides an overview of anaerobic digestion; covers the topics of process, design, and operation and maintenance; and describes […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood Featured

Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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Applying Envision 1.0 to Wastewater Projects Featured

In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) introduced the Envision® guidance manual. A planning and design guidance tool, the manual provides metrics that can be used to compare the strengths of design ideas for infrastructure projects by awarding points and credits […]

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WEF Staff Cycling Team Smashes 2016 Goal of National Bike Challenge

November 16, 2016

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National Bike Challenge - Ries 1

Logging more than 3700 km (2300 mi) collectively between May and September, eight bikers from the staff of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) zoomed past their goal for the 2016 National Bike Challenge. This year the annual challenge, organized by PeopleForBikes (Boulder, Colo.), called on more than 75,000 Americans to help exceed the […]

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

October 18, 2016

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D. Waggonner Featured

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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