August 2015 Digest

August 31, 2015

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Grand Junction Powers City Vehicles With Digester Gas

Highlights-August1As part of a $2.8-million project completed in April, the City of Grand Junction, Colo., now uses biogas from its water resource recovery facility to fuel 38 city-owned vehicles. The city conditions and compresses digester gas until the quality matches compressed natural gas. The treated biogas then travels several miles by pipeline to a fueling facility, where it powers the city’s growing fleet of natural-gas vehicles.

The Next Big Thing in Recycling?

University of Michigan sponsors its first urine drive 

Highlights-August2On any given day, it’s not uncommon to find students at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) out on campus raising awareness for one good cause or another.

Until recently, however, their efforts almost never involved porta-potties.

That changed on April 1 when researchers from the university’s College of Engineering set up a pop-up bathroom on central campus. Energetic volunteers used megaphones and potty humor to convince more than 130 passersby to make a donation to the university’s first-ever “pee-cycling” event.

From the President: WEF Hits the Bullseye for 2015 Goals

Highlights-EdMcCormickThe annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is just around the corner. WEFTEC® 2015, which will be held in Chicago, marks a new cycle for WEF and the organization’s leaders. At the event, I will complete my term as WEF president and three WEF Board of Trustees will complete their service. In addition by WEFTEC 2015, WEF will be able to celebrate the successful completion of six priority goals set at WEFTEC 2014.

Great Water Cities Panelist Lars Schrøder Explores New Solutions to Extreme Weather

Highlights-August4Lars Schrøder, chief executive officer of Aarhus Water Ltd. (Aarhus, Denmark), will contribute to a conversation on water-sector changes worldwide at WEFTEC® 2015. During the session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities,” attendees can hear Schrøder discuss innovative solutions to increasing resiliency.

Great Water Cities Panelist Felicia Marcus Shares California’s Perspective on the Future of Water Management

Highlights-August5Felicia Marcus, chair of the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State Water Resources Control Board, will join a panel of water sector leaders at WEFTEC® 2015 during the session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities.” Attendees can hear Marcus share her ideas on a shift towards integrated water management and how California is responding.

WEF Introduces the Stormwater Institute

WEF Ranks 61 Among Small Companies on Top Workplaces 2015 List

WEF Submits Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Wipes and Claims of “Flushability”

WEF Announces Winners of 2015 Stormwater Video Competition

WEF, AWWA, AMWA Receive Award for Work on WIFIA

WEF Urges Congress To Fund SRF Programs

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

WEF Hosts Meeting with U.S. EPA and Department of Energy

WEF, WEAT, and WateReuse Brief Congress on Water Reuse

Choosing Metering Pumps and Advancing Asset Management Covered in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

WEF Thanks Senators for WIFIA Fix


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