Tag Archives: Water Resource Recovery Facility

LIFT Spreads Innovation Inspiration Through SEE IT Scholarships

March 22, 2017

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Public water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) soon will be able to send staff to learn about innovations at other utilities. Through the joint Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation & Technology (SEE IT), the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and National Association of […]

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Hackers Attack Model Water Treatment Facility in Cybersecurity Competition

March 9, 2017

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Cal Poly Pomona Professor Dan Manson (third from left) stands with students, from left, Jose Ybanez, Raissa Englehard, Nate Hom, and Joe Needleman. The students built a device that replicated the functions of a water-treatment plant for the Passcode Cup cybersecurity competition. Photo courtesy of Tom Zasadzinski.

‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector A miniature-sized mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game was held in Washington, D.C. as a training opportunity for future cybersecurity […]

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WEF Offers MOP 11 Information by Topic Area

February 22, 2017

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The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has developed a few curated selections of content from this publication organized by topic area: Maintenance Collection: Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides […]

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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

January 24, 2017

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Though it may not be seen as a traditional romantic destination, hundreds of couples and others have participated in the Newtown Creek Facility Valentine’s Day tours since the Brooklyn facility began offering them in 2012. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional, more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these […]

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WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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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’s MOP 11 Incorporates the Latest in Operation, Management, and Maintenance

October 14, 2016

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Water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) play a role in recovering valuable resources that can rely on cutting-edge technology and knowledge of the latest reporting requirements. The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of WRRFs. The book reflects on WRRFs’ ability to […]

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EPA Documents How Utilities Help Customers

July 31, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Drinking Water and Wastewater Utility Customer Assistance Programs compendium. It documents how drinking water and wastewater utilities are implementing customer assistance programs to provide better access to drinking water delivery and wastewater management. The EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center developed the compendium in collaboration […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since […]

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