Archive | August, 2018

2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

August 26, 2018

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Water utilities around the world are transforming traditional wastewater treatment systems into resource recovery centers. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes these leaders in sustainability and resilience through the Utility of the Future Today program. This year, WEF recognizes 32 utilities for transformational work in community engagement; watershed stewardship; and recovery of such […]

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Explore the Benefits of WEF Membership in New Video

August 26, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy at WEFTEC 2017 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers its members indispensable educational resources and forms deep networks between water sector professionals. A new video showcases the benefits of being a WEF member. “Being a WEF member is important to me,” said Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water for People (Denver), in the video. “I feel like […]

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Ask Congress To Support Grants for Water Research

August 25, 2018

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Water Advocates Guide and Toolkit

The National Priorities Water Research program has advanced water science through applied research projects. This provides direct benefits to water sector utilities through more robust knowledge, tools, and models that can improve public health and lower costs for municipalities. While the U.S. Congress has supported the program during the past 5 years, continued funding is […]

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WEF Podcasts Explore Water in Cities

August 24, 2018

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Hear insights from water-sector leaders with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Manon Fisher, San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) resource recovery specialist, explains the role biosolids have in […]

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Water Reuse Showcased at Symposium

August 23, 2018

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As water becomes scarcer, more communities are looking for ways to reuse water. Current trends, new innovations, and forecasts for water recycling will be covered at the 33rd annual WateReuse Symposium. The WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) hosts the event in cooperation with the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) to help advance policy, technology, innovation, and […]

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WEF Staff Pitch In To Improve the Local Community and Environment

August 23, 2018

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WEF Service 2018 Featured

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff have been busy making a difference in the community and local environment. During the past several months, volunteers have helped pick up litter, recycle paper, and donate sandwiches to those in need. “Plogging” for litter WEF staff joined in a European trend called “plogging” that combines exercise with […]

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Book Helps Operators Prepare for Certification Exams

August 22, 2018

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Wastewater treatment Fundamentals I Featured

A new manual provides a hands-on guide for all aspects of liquid treatment. Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I — Liquid Treatment can help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) publication outlines all stages of wastewater treatment. It also describes critical aspects of biological treatment, nutrient […]

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From the President: Valuing Our Operators and Promoting Operator Initiatives

August 22, 2018

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

Before my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president comes to a close, I want to discuss one segment of our membership that has special meaning to me: our operators. These professionals work on the front-lines of wastewater treatment. WEF has committed to supporting operator initiatives with the goal of attracting, preparing, and […]

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