January 2015 at a Glance

January 31, 2015

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A Family That Builds Together

Members of the Menniti family bond (and argue) over their love of engineering and wastewater treatment

Highlights-January1Most families argue around the dinner table about football games and politics. But, the Mennitis — a multi-generational family of engineers and Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members — are just as likely to spar about all things related to water, stormwater, and wastewater treatment.

Take a Virtual Field Trip Through DC Water’s Stormwater Infrastructure

Highlights-January2Go online to get an up close and personal view of a giant tunnel and expansive green roof. These two components of DC Water’s (Washington, D.C.) Clean Rivers Project were the subject of a Nov. 19 virtual field trip. EarthEcho (Washington, D.C.) conducted “Virtual Field Trip: Managing Stormwater with DC Water.” Classrooms logged on and students participated in the 55-minute virtual field trip.

Suffolk County, N.Y., Holds Advanced Wastewater Treatment System Lottery

As part of septic system demonstration program, county gives away 19 treatment systems 

Highlights-January3In areas without collection systems, Suffolk County, N.Y., encourages residents to install more advanced septic systems to reduce nutrient loading to local surface water and groundwater. To promote these installations, the county held a free advanced wastewater treatment system lottery as part of a Septic Demonstration Program.

WEF Leader Adds Another Achievement to the List

WEF House of Delegates Speaker Receives NAWC Living Water AwardHighlights-January4 

Duyen Tran, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1990 and speaker of WEF’s House of Delegates, adds another achievement to her resume: the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC; Washington, D.C.) 2014 Living Water Award grand prize.

WEF Members and Staff Contribute to Water Anthology

Highlights-January5The book, Damned If We Don’t: Ideas for Accelerating Change Around Water, offers insight into water sector issues and personal stories from many different authors that include Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members and staff. The water anthology provides ideas to better manage water with topics ranging from conservation to innovation to leadership.

WEF Introduces New 2014 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs 



The Utility Management Conference™ Kicks Off Next Month



Save the Date for WEFTEC® 2015



Submit 2014 WEF Fellows Applications by Feb. 1



New WEFCOM Design Provides an Updated User Experience



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



Federal Coalition Seeks Submissions for Nutrient Challenge



Water Sector Organizations Collaborate on Innovation



Learn About Performance Measurements in an Upcoming WEF Webcast


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