Tag Archives: Waterways

WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

November 29, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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Women in Water Pledge To Help Others at WEFTEC

September 27, 2016

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Debra Shore, comissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, gives the keynote speech at the first annual breakfast. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Debra Shore, Speaker at the WEFTEC 2015 Women in Water Breakfast Debra Shore, the keynote speaker at the Women in Water Breakfast held during WEFTEC 2015, is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. As an advocate for resource recovery and cleaning Chicago’s waterways, she received […]

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Baltimore Students Discover Chesapeake Bay on Kayak Expeditions

September 14, 2016

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To conclude a week of kayaking and camping, students have the opportunity to reflect alone on their personal experience. Photo courtesy of Kevin Neff, Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School.

To preserve the quality of our most vital waterways, an outdoor educational program is working to pique the younger generation’s interest in environmental stewardship. On top of school, work, sports, and countless other activities vying for the attention of urban high school students, finding time to experience nature becomes a challenge. For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay […]

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High School Students Spend a Year Studying the Bronx River

June 21, 2016

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Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization based in the South Bronx of New York City, offers water-based educational programs for underserved students and provides real-world experiences and engagement that goes beyond traditional classrooms. Programs include opportunities for youth to learn boat building, practice sailing, conduct environmental research, and participate in environmental restoration. The organization’s […]

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Proposed 2017 USGS Budget Incorporates Increased Water Resources Research

March 27, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to maintain core USGS science programs as well as to advance priorities set by the USGS Science Strategy Plans. These priorities include informing water management for the 21st century, according to a USGS news release. The FY […]

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Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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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). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering […]

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Mr. Trash Wheel Cleans Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Educates Citizens

March 15, 2016

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Mr. Boh, the one-eyed mascot of National Bohemian, a beer first brewed by National Brewing Co. (San Antonio, Texas) in 1885 in Baltimore, celebrates Mr. Trash Wheel. Photo courtesy of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

The historic port city of Baltimore now has a new feature — the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, also known as Mr. Trash Wheel. Designed with the unique look of a settler’s wagon, the wheel is helping the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore make the Inner Harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020. Mr. Trash Wheel cleans up […]

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Floating into Uncharted Territory

September 29, 2015

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Scientists at the NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) in Singapore are conducting water quality research on the Pandan Reservoir using New Smart Water Assessment Network (NUSwan) technology. Photo courtesy of the National University of Singapore.

Singapore researchers create smart water-quality monitoring technology using robotic swans  A variant on the old saying, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck — then it must be a duck,” may not hold true on the Pandan Reservoir in Singapore. In this reservoir, “If it looks like […]

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