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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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Water Reuse Showcased at Symposium

August 23, 2018

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As water becomes scarcer, more communities are looking for ways to reuse water. Current trends, new innovations, and forecasts for water recycling will be covered at the 33rd annual WateReuse Symposium. The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) hosts the event in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) to help advance policy, technology, innovation, and […]

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WEF Podcasts Explore Direct Potable Reuse, Smart Water, Conflict Resolution, Biogas, and Microbial Communities

July 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes include the following guests: Jeff Prevatt, deputy director of Treatment, Research, and Innovation for Water Reclamation for […]

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Join the ReGeneration at WEFTEC 2018

July 27, 2018

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC®) returns to New Orleans this year, attendees can join the ReGeneration movement by connecting with like-minded individuals to share solutions and develop new ideas for protecting water quality. Water sector professionals who gather at WEFTEC use technology to protect and restore freshwater […]

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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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WEF Takes on Coordination of Water Clusters Program

June 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is coordinating the Water Technology Innovation Clusters Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the program to form regional partnerships between businesses, government groups, research institutions, and other organizations focused on developing innovative technologies to provide clean and reliable water. Currently, the program includes a network […]

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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Guthrie’s Third-Generation Water and Wastewater Equipment Business Succeeds the Old-Fashioned Way

May 29, 2018

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A sale starts with a knock on the door and a firm handshake. This was the guiding business philosophy in 1946 when J.T. and Tom Guthrie launched J.T. Guthrie and Son, a water and wastewater treatment equipment business in Brentwood, Tenn. At that time, growing a successful father-son business took considerable dedication, equipment knowledge, and […]

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