Archive | April, 2019

Enter the 2019 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 24, 2019

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Operator Ingenuity

The Operator Ingenuity Contest is back for 2019. The contest seeks to recognize the simple, everyday fixes that operators and other water professionals invent to make work easier and safer. Entries are judged on solution safety, resourcefulness, and transferability. Have a clever fix to share? Draft up a few sentences, snap a picture, and enter […]

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Invasion of the Fatbergs Coming to a Screen Near You

April 23, 2019

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Invasion of the Fatbergs Featured

Florida outreach campaign centers around spoof horror-movie trailer The horrors of fatbergs — those accumulations of grease, baby wipes, paper towels, and other trash that combine to block wastewater pipes — are very real for water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). JEA, a public utility in Jacksonville, Fla., decided to have a little fun bringing these […]

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Learn the Latest in Wet Weather Systems at Collection Systems Conference

April 22, 2019

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Collection Systems Conference 19 Featured

Explore the rich history of wet weather control at the Collection Systems Conference 2019. The interactive, educational experience features 13 technical sessions, two workshops, and two facility tours. During the conference, attendees can see new equipment and technologies, connect with service vendors, learn about real-world projects, and hear about advances in wastewater collection systems. The […]

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Podcasts Share Insight into Water Topics from U.S. to Saudi Arabia to Australia

April 21, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Mohammad Abdulatif, superintendent of the water operations division at Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) and […]

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Follow ‘Ask the Expert’ on Social Media

April 20, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in the water sector on social media. The “Ask the Expert” interactive series showcases answers from water sector professionals to questions posed by the general public. The experts chosen are specialists in the topic area of the […]

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Support Funding for National Priorities Water Research

April 19, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) encourages members to urge their representatives in U.S. Congress to support funding for the National Priorities Water Research Program in the 2020 fiscal year. In 2019, Congress appropriated $5 million to the National Priorities Water Research Program. This is the only source of federal funds that supports collaborative, […]

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New Edition Provides Updated Guidance on Analytical Methods and Lab Techniques

April 18, 2019

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Operator Studyboook Featured

Water and wastewater analysts can find it challenging to remain current on the sector’s latest techniques, compliance requirements, and analytical methods. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently introduced a new addition to its collection of water and wastewater analysis resources to help. Water and Wastewater Laboratory Techniques, Second Edition delivers comprehensive coverage of […]

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WEF Staff Bike To Show Operators Appreciation on World Water Day

April 17, 2019

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Biking for Operators - Featured

On March 22, four Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members strapped on their helmets and pedaled their way around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to celebrate water resource recovery facility (WRRF) operators. Jessica Rozek, Steve Harrison, Megan Livak, and Brad Lovett celebrated World Water Day by biking to three local WRRFs. The group […]

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