May 2015 Digest

May 31, 2015

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WaterHub Reclaims Wastewater for Reuse at Emory University

Highlights-May1As sustainable water management increasingly becomes important for the metro-Atlanta region, Emory University (Atlanta) is stepping up as a technological pioneer and community leader.

The region struggles with drought, legal disputes over water supply, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consent decrees on water quality. So the university opened the doors to the WaterHub™, an ecological treatment facility with a 1.5-million L/d (400,000-gal/d) capacity to reclaim campus wastewater for nonpotable uses.

National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo Highlight Water Sector Priorities

Highlights-May2In April, the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo brought more than 200 participants from around the globe to Washington, D.C. Water and wastewater professionals representing many different water sector organizations came together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe water and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. Attendees shared perspectives, collaborated on solutions, met with members of Congress and federal regulators to discuss these challenges, and also celebrated achievements made within the water sector.

WEF Trustee Receives Award for Excellence in Water Engineering

Highlights-May3On March 13, Garry Macdonald, member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2014–2015 Board of Trustees, received the 2015 Angus Award for Water, Waste, and Amenities from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ; Wellington). The award, which falls under the category of Supreme Technical Awards for Engineering Achievers, recognizes Macdonald’s expertise in water engineering and his contribution to the water sector.

IKE: Introducing the Next Generation WEFTEC

Highlights-May4Big projects and innovations always have had a place at WEFTEC®, the foremost conference and tradeshow for water technology. Big projects and innovations have to start somewhere, and often they start small — an idea or a process tweak. These humble beginnings may not be big enough for a full paper and podium presentation but make a difference in the way we work and the way we think of water.

Beginning at WEFTEC 2015, there’s a new place for these seeds of tomorrow — the Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE).

Celebrating Spring by Monitoring Waterways

EarthEcho kicks off World Water Monitoring Challenge program with events in three cities 

Highlights-May5Students around the country have been celebrating spring by grabbing monitoring kits and heading to their local waterways to get a read on water quality. EarthEcho International (Washington, D.C.) became the official coordinator of the World Water Monitoring ChallengeTM program in January and kicked off the program and the 2015 monitoring season in March by hosting events in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.

Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

Highlights-May6On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. To attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable control technology (MACT) rule.

Take Advantage of the WEFTEC 2015 Early Bird Special 



Value of Water Coalition Announces 12 New Partners



WEF Begins Stormwater Product and Practice Testing Project



WEF Offers Seminars on FOG, Chesapeake Bay, and Odors



WEF Events Go Mobile



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



U.S. House Committee Urged To Invest in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure



WEFTEC Makes Top 250 Trade Show List Again



WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts Feature Biosolids Marketing Strategies and Peristaltic Pumps



WEF Encourages Federal and State Participation at Conferences



Recommend WER to Your Local Library



WEF Joins Others in Requesting Support for Water Quality Benefits


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