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A Bubbly Solution

June 12, 2015

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Avery Brewing's new tap room and restaurant has 60 taps with 30 different beers on draft. Photo courtesy of The Brewtography Project.

The City of Boulder, Colo., tests using beer byproduct to help reduce nitrogen   When the City of Boulder, Colo., decided to find ways to further reduce nitrogen runoff from its water resource recovery facility (WRRF), it discovered that the answer lay in one of the least likely substances: beer. Or, more specifically, the answer […]

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WEF Member Associations Send Young Water Scientists to U.S. SJWP Competition

June 8, 2015

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Some of the most promising, up-and-coming water scientists in the U.S. will gather at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Va., June 19–20 for the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) have selected high school-age winners representing 48 states as well as […]

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Recommend WER to Your Local Library

May 19, 2015

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If you find the Water Environment Research (WER) journal to be valuable, then it’s time to let your local library know. Encourage local libraries or institutions to carry WER as a way to help lead innovation in the water sector. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) created a form to serves as a template to […]

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U.S. House Committee Urged To Invest in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

May 8, 2015

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Leaders from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Conference of Mayors (Washington, D.C.), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), American Public Works Association (Kansas City, Mo.), American Water Works Association (Denver), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) submitted a letter to the U.S. House of […]

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WEF Trustee Receives Award for Excellence in Water Engineering

May 6, 2015

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Garry Macdonald (center) received the 2015 Angus Award for Water, Waste, and Amenities from Kevin Thompson (right), the 2014–2015 president of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ; Wellington); and Sulo Shanmuganathan (left), Opus International Consultants Ltd. (Wellington) award sponsor representative. Photo courtesy of Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Wellington).

On March 13, Garry Macdonald, member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2014–2015 Board of Trustees, received the 2015 Angus Award for Water, Waste, and Amenities from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ; Wellington). The award, which falls under the category of Supreme Technical Awards for Engineering Achievers, recognizes Macdonald’s expertise […]

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Biological Nutrient Removal Featured in Most Attended Technical Session at WEFTEC 2014

April 29, 2015

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The City of Kelowna, British Columbia installed the world’s first fermenter at the Kelowna Wastewater Treatment Facility. Photo courtesy of Gerry Stevens and the City of Kelowna.

James L. Barnard shares his summary of the session   Looking back at the most-attended technical session of WEFTEC® 2014 can give a taste of the type of information and education that will be available at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago. Technical Session 206, “The Complete Guide to Fermentation for Biological Nutrient Removal,” drew 220 attendees […]

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WEF Hosts Discussion on Ebola Virus-Related Issues in the Wastewater Sector

April 7, 2015

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Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (yello-green). Photo courtesy of the CDC Ebola Outbreak 2014 Press Kit.

On Feb. 24, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) hosted representatives from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA; Sacramento, Calif.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and other stakeholders for a dialogue on Ebola-related issues […]

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Learn About Trace Organics and Resource Recovery in English, or Energy Efficiency en Español in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

April 3, 2015

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Energy Efficient Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities (Soluciones para Balances de Energía Eficientes en Sistemas de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales) Conducted entirely in Spanish, this webcast will describe the energy balances of common water resource recovery facility (WRRF) configurations and evaluate the energy savings that could be made by implementing best practices and innovative, […]

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