July 2016 Digest

July 31, 2016

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Celebrating a Day To Call Their Own

Virginia names June 30 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day

HighlightsJuly1The Prince William County Service Authority (SA; Woodbridge, Va.) came up with the idea to pursue legislation celebrating the efforts of water sector professionals to protect public health and the environment. SA encourages utilities and other organizations to lobby their states for recognition.

Veterans of U.S. Ops Challenge Take Home International Win from Open German Championship in Wastewater Technology

HighlightsJuly2A U.S. team of water sector professionals took home a first place win from an international competition modeled after Operations Challenge. During the international trade fair, IFAT 2016, held May 30–June 3 in Munich, DWA (Hennef, Germany) – the German Association for Water, Wastewater, and Waste – hosted its own version of the competition, the Open German Championship in Wastewater Technology.

Smithsonian Unveils Travelling Exhibitions Educating About Water

HighlightsJuly3Through its Museum on Main Street program, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Washington, D.C.) is launching two travelling exhibitions to engage the public in learning about the significance of water.

Leaders Tackle Stormwater Topics at Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action

HighlightsJuly4Thought leaders exchanged information and experience with the 121 water sector professionals attending Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. Attendees worked together to devise solutions to stormwater challenges at the Water Environment Federation (Alexadria, Va.) event.

U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

HighlightsJuly5Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India.

San Antonio Awards Toilet Medals To Spread Flushables Awareness

The San Antonio Water System has helped spHighlightsJuly6read the message about the causes of pipe clogs by taking to Twitter during the city’s annual Fiesta San Antonio, held each year in April.

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