April 2016 Digest

April 29, 2016

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Beer Provides Opportunity To Educate About Water in Arizona

SanTan Brewing participates in Tap to Top outreach campaign

HighlightsApril1The next time Phoenix-area residents reach for a SanTan Brewing Co. (Phoenix) beer, they might be reminded about the importance of having a reliable source of clean water.

SanTan has partnered with Crescent Crown Distributing (Mesa, Ariz.) and the National Forest Foundation (Missoula, Mont.) to launch the Tap to Top outreach campaign.

SJWP Alumnus Wins Big for Research

Maria Elena Grimmett receives $100,000 for removing pharmaceuticals from water

HighlightsApril2In 2013 at the age of 14, Maria Elena Grimmett made history when she became the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The achievements of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition alumnus’ continue to accumulate. In December, she won the $100,000 grand prize in the individual category of the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, & Technology.

Flushing Awesome

HighlightsApril3In 2014, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division launched its Flushing Awesome campaign to raise awareness and deter people in Washington State from flushing nondisperable products such as wipes, tampons, condoms, hair, dental floss, and grease. The campaign featured two cartoon musical videos to educate ratepayers about the effects of nonflushable waste on the county’s sewer system.

From the President: Taking a Look at Water from Africa

Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016As I rode along the dusty, remote roads of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique, I was reminded that the need for water is prevalent in the everyday lives of people.

While my primary task in Africa was developing wastewater treatment operational capability at Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta) bottlers, I noticed how countries are not necessarily water scarce, but their citizens’ access to water and general public sanitation is limited.

In Memoriam – Noel McKay Hurley Sr., WEF, WEASC, and Water Sector Leader

HighlightsApril5Noel McKay Hurley Sr., water sector leader and life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC), died Feb. 4.

“Hurley was a constant supporter of membership in WEF and the MA. He was always recruiting new members,” said Andrew W. Fairey, chief operating officer of the Charleston (S.C.) Water System.. “While he was an accomplished chemist and microbiologist, Mr. Hurley understood and knew the value of people.”

Central States WEA Program Seeks To Bring Sanitation to Underdeveloped Regions

HighlightsApril6The Central States Water Environment Association (WEA) has created a program to help protect public health in underdeveloped regions of the world. The program, Global Water Stewardship, seeks to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of providing sanitation for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack it.

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