April 2014 at a Glance

April 30, 2014

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Rubber Ducks Convey Stormwater Pollution Message in Maine

Think Blue Maine collaboration works to reduce runoff pollution

Rubber ducks aren’t just for bath time anymore. A yellow rubber duck and red devil duck take center stage for stormwater educational messaging distributed throughout Maine. A total of 30 nonprofits, state agencies, and municipalities have joined together through the Think Blue Maine campaign to educate state residents about polluted runoff.

Moving Into a Resource Recovery Paradigm

Water sector leader presents a vision for the future at WEF headquarters

The future requires that wastewater treatment processes move into uncharted waters. Julian Sandino, a vice president at CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), presented his vision of the sector’s future during a luncheon at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters on Feb. 28. The U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (USAIDIS; Arlington, Va.) hosted the event.

From the President: WEF Helps the Water Sector Develop ‘Soft Skills’ for Success

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel the country and engage groups of utility managers in a discussion of pressing issues. More than 100 of these professionals from around the United States participated in “views from the lunchroom” discussions. Despite differences in utility size or location, I saw a remarkable consistency in what keeps managers up at night, and it is not the technical problems of managing water resource recovery facilities.

The Billion Oyster Rally Starts Strong in New York’s Waterways

Oysters may soon be making a comeback in New York waterways. And local students are getting their hands wet to help the oysters’ ecological return.


Join the Drive to Sanitation

UN-Water website provides tools to renew worldwide efforts

The Drive to 2015 website is part of the United Nations (UN; New York)-Water campaign to meet the UN’s Millennium Development Goals of reducing the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to a UN-Water news release.

Contributing to the Conversation on Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cells 



WEF Members Participate in U.S. EPA ‘Net Zero’ Workshop



WEFTEC Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes



Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge in 2014



Register Now for WEFTEC 2014 To Receive the Best Rate



WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF White Paper Explores National Stormwater Program Testing, Evaluation



WEF Webcasts: Algae Bioreactors and Force Main Condition Assessments

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