Tag Archives: Wastewater treatment

California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

September 22, 2016

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Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative. The program, administered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers 15 different online courses on operations and maintenance […]

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Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

September 19, 2016

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Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore. sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing […]

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Operators Accumulate Skills at the University of Hawai’i in Maui

August 29, 2016

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For someone interested in joining the next generation of water stewards, there are few places to start more exotic than Hawaii. And demand for water and wastewater professionals is particularly high in the state. The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (Kahului) offers a 3-month training program for current […]

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Celebrating a Day To Call Their Own

July 27, 2016

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Virginia names June 30 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day From now on, June 30 will be known as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in Virginia. The day celebrate the efforts of water sector professionals to protect public health and the environment. The Virginia General Assembly passed Joint House-Senate Commending Resolution […]

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From the President: Taking a Look at Water from Africa

April 25, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Recently, my day-job took me to central, east, and west Africa to work on wastewater treatment facilities at several Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta) bottlers. As I rode along the dusty, remote roads of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique, I was reminded that the need for water is prevalent in the everyday lives of people. […]

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Attend the IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modeling Seminar

February 18, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the International Water Association (IWA; London) will host WWTmod2016, April 2–6 in Annecy, France. As the fifth seminar in the modeling series that started in 2008, this event promotes ongoing dialogue between experts by providing a regular forum to facilitate discussions on all aspects of wastewater treatment […]

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U.S. EPA Prepares Water Sector for Extreme Weather with Online Resources

January 5, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with partners to offer a variety of programs to prepare utilities for extreme weather including this workshop on managing small or rural utilities. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Rural Water Association (Duncan, Okla.).

As extreme weather events become more common, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to provide the water sector with resources to prepare. The tools are designed to improve the security and resilience of the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment services in the U.S. EPA’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Resilience website provides […]

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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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