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Attend WEF’s Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference in June

April 30, 2018

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In June, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will hold a conference that covers various nutrient-related topics. The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference 2018 features three workshops and 16 technical sessions. Topics covered include optimizing system operation, performance, and energy use; mitigating struvite and vivianite scaling; adopting sustainable practices and planning decisions around sustainability; […]

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University Uses Mulch To Fortify River Banks and Protect Water Quality

January 30, 2018

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Efforts by the University of North Georgia (UNG; Dahlonega, Ga.) to identify and restore parts of the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin impaired by bacterial contamination and soil erosion have proven the wisdom of an old maxim: keep it simple. Under an interdisciplinary collaboration, UNG students and faculty repurpose ordinary mulch to redirect runoff, seed green […]

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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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Innovative Solutions Presented at Nutrient Symposium 2017

April 13, 2017

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As water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) shift away from energy-intensive operations toward low-energy, sustainable technologies, water sector professionals need to know about innovative solutions. During the Nutrient Symposium 2017, attendees will learn about technologies capable of helping WRRFs become energy positive while recovering resources. Technology, case studies, and research dedicated to nutrient removal will be […]

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Upcoming Webcasts Discuss the Utility of the Future and PACP Deliverables

March 21, 2017

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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series: Organizational Culture as the Backbone Increasingly, wastewater utilities not only focus on treating wastewater and discharging clean effluent but also seek ways to optimize efficiency, recover resources, and enhance watersheds. Becoming a Utility of the Future also requires embracing a new culture that empowers the […]

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Certificate Program at Skagit Valley College Equips Students To Protect Public Health

December 28, 2016

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Students taking the Estuarine and Nearshore Ecology class identify zooplankton in the laboratory. Photo courtesy of Skagit Valley College

Students at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., can choose to study everything from home brewing to urban sketching. But Pacific Northwesterners looking to start a career can take advantage of a certificate program at the college that will put them on the front line of protecting public health and the environment in less […]

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WEFTEC Opening General Session To Focus on Creating the Future of Water

August 30, 2016

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Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust (Portland, Ore.) as well as water sector leader, author, and advocate for the environment, will give the keynote address during the Opening General Session. Photo coutesy of The Freshwater Trust.

WEFTEC® 2016 attendees can expect to begin the conference with an eye toward the future when Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust (Portland, Ore.), delivers the keynote address during the Opening General Session. Whitworth, a water sector leader, author, and advocate for the environment, will discuss his approach to natural resource stewardship at the […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Showcases Leaders in Sustainability, Science, and Sanitation

August 26, 2016

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A diverse selection of distinguished water sector speakers will take the podium at the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). Those planning to attend WEFTEC 2016, Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, can hear presentations by many leaders including James R. Mihelcic from the University of […]

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