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Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

November 30, 2017

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Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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Teams from Minnesota and Texas Win WEF’s 2016 Student Design Competition

December 13, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans, teams of university students presented their wastewater and environmental designs for the 15th annual Student Design Competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) host their own Student Design Competitions. Teams are invited to work on a chosen design problem or to bring projects they are currently working […]

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Participate in Integrated Planning Survey

April 10, 2016

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Representatives from water resource recovery facilities are invited to participate in a national survey about integrated planning for wastewater and stormwater. The Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) is conducting the survey and plans to use the results to develop a users’ guide. Communities can use integrated planning to meet the requirements of and provide […]

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WEF Asks Members for Input on WIFIA Projects

March 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is asking members to submit examples of major upcoming wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects that may have the opportunity to receive financing through the pilot program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). EPA is developing WIFIA’s program guidelines and plans […]

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WERF Receives Self-Sustaining Funding

December 25, 2015

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On Sept. 29, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.), and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) entered into an agreement that will provide self-sustaining funding for WERF research. The restricted fund, known as the WERF Research Fund, will be built from revenue generated from licensing a novel […]

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Teams from Texas and North Dakota Win 2015 Student Design Competition

November 27, 2015

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A panel of judges and other WEFTEC 2015 attendees listen to student teams present their engineering solutions to real-world problems. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Student teams gathered at WEFTEC® 2015 in Chicago to compete in the 14th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition. The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee event promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and career in water and wastewater engineering and science. Individuals or teams of […]

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Mission Complete: DC Water’s First Tunnel Boring Machine Finishes 7.2-km Tunnel

September 15, 2015

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With the DC Water Main Pumping Station in the background, Lady Bird emerges from its tunnel boring mission. Photo courtesy of Ted Coyle, DC Water.

Lady Bird, DC Water’s (Washington, D.C.) tunnel boring machine (TBM), has completed a 7.2-km (4.5-mi) tunnel that will be used to help improve water quality in the Anacostia River. In July, Lady Bird completed the dig, and its cutterhead — the elaborate steel face of the machine with built-in cutting and slicing tools — was […]

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WEF Book Discusses Ultraviolet Disinfection

June 25, 2015

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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) new book, Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater: Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges. The book, which offers case study examples, fills a gap in the design guidance for UV disinfection for low-dose applications such as disinfection […]

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