Tag Archives: Water Resource Utility of the Future

Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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WEF and Others Launch Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

April 24, 2016

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The Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program celebrates the progress and performance of U.S. wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of an innovative business model. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), with support […]

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Learn the Latest Tools and Techniques for Effective Management at The Utility Management Conference

January 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites leading utility and consulting staff to attend The Utility Management Conference™ 2016 in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 24–27. The expanded technical program includes 36 sessions that will provide the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. Topics covered in the technical […]

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Upcoming Webcasts Educate on the Utility of the Future, Asset Management, and Modeling

January 20, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members can take advantage of the following webcasts at no charge: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Managers of water resource recovery facilities are looking to optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds. Learn how this path is reflected in […]

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DOE, NSF, and U.S. EPA Seek Transformation to Water Resource Recovery Facility

December 23, 2015

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This graphic from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report shows how energy efficient operations at water resource recovery facilities can produce water and other products. Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015.

A Nov. 3 report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) promotes a change in terminology that was first publicly championed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). It uses the term water resource recovery facility (WRRF) instead of wastewater treatment plant “at the behest of the water treatment community to reflect a shift […]

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Water Sector Groups Release Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report

November 22, 2015

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Photo courtesy of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Water sector organizations partnered to release the Water Resources Utility of the Future 2015 Annual Report. The partnership consisted of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The annual report is an update on […]

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WEF House of Delegates Workgroups Actively Promote Professional Operators

February 26, 2015

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Michael Kyle, WEF House of Delegates member and Lancaster Area Sewer Authority executive director Michael Kyle currently is the executive director of the Lancaster (Pa.) Area Sewer Authority, a regional system serving 33,000 customers. Previously he worked as a laboratory supervisor, industrial pretreatment administrator, instructor, operations superintendent, and director of Wastewater Treatment at the Springettsbury […]

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From the President: Continuous Improvement Drives Success

February 24, 2015

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Any organization’s measure of success lies in how well it accomplishes its mission. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), a global water sector leader, has a mission that includes four key components: connect water professionals, provide a platform for water sector innovation, enrich the expertise of water professionals, and increase the awareness of the […]

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