Archive | May, 2020

Groundwater Expert John Cherry Earns 2020 Stockholm Water Prize

May 21, 2020

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Dr. John Cherry of Canada was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize, considered the global water sector’s most prestigious annual commendation recognizing outstanding contributions to water protection, conservation, and education. Image courtesy of Stockholm International Water Institute

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has awarded Dr. John Cherry, a Canadian groundwater expert credited with creating the field of contaminant hydrogeology, the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize. Dr. John Cherry of Canada was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize, considered the global water sector’s most prestigious annual commendation recognizing […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Renews Interest in Flushables Issue

May 15, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has attracted renewed attention to the issue of labeling sanitary wipes and other consumer products as “flushable” even if they do not disperse easily in conventional collection systems.  Image courtesy of Renate Köppel/Pixabay

During the coronavirus pandemic, water utilities around the world are emphasizing the importance of flushing only the “Three Ps” — pee, poop, and toilet paper. In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amplified the water sector’s plea, urging Americans only to flush toilet paper and dispose of all other items in garbage receptacles. The […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 7, 2020

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David Allen, member since 1979, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of Allen. William Cyrus, member since 1983, Water Environment Association of Texas. Photo courtesy of Cyrus. Gary de Kock, member since 1982, Michigan Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy of de Kock. Michael T. Drewyor, member since 1981, Michigan Water Environment Association. Photo courtesy […]

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New WEF Guide Helps Facilities Identify and Mitigate Nuisance Odors

May 4, 2020

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For facility managers, operators, engineers, and collection systems personnel, the mention of nuisance odors can instantly trigger anxiety. Complaints, potential shutdowns and fines, and angry neighbors quickly come to mind. While commonplace, the threat to a facility’s reputation posed by nuisance odors cannot be understated. Click here for more information about Odor Emissions and Control […]

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