May 2018 Digest

May 31, 2018

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Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment.

For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in the world.

Guthrie’s Third-Generation Water and Wastewater Equipment Business Succeeds the Old-Fashioned Way

A sale starts with a knock on the door and a firm handshake. This was the guiding business philosophy in 1946 when J.T. and Tom Guthrie launched J.T. Guthrie and Son, a water and wastewater treatment equipment business in Brentwood, Tenn. And when Tom’s son, Tom Jr., graduated, the family business grew by another Guthrie.

A Record Day for Recycled Water

California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water

Orange County Water District ( Fountain Valley) and the Orange County Sanitation District (Fountain Valley) hosted Winter Fest to mark a momentous occasion: the setting for a new category of Guinness World Record®.

Event attendees not only could ride snow slides and snap pictures inside a human-sized snow globe, they witnessed the districts earn the record for “most wastewater recycled to drinking water in 24 hours.”

Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Wooster).

Ed McCormick Recognized as WEF Fellow for Career of Management and Mentorship

Leading the development and implementation of a program that turned a water resource recovery facility into a net-producer of energy may have made history, but it is not 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellow Ed McCormick’s proudest achievement. It is mentoring young professionals who have become leaders.

Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

In this column, John Seldon, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) life member, describes the role that water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) play in communities. He showcases how one WRRF, the Stratford (Ontario) Water Pollution Control Plant, sets an example.

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Green Infrastructure Certification Program Launches Nationally and Welcomes New Director



Utility Leaders Receive Scholarships to Singapore International Water Week



Disinfection and Reuse Symposium Comes to Oregon in July



WE&T Introduces Sanitation Superheroes Photo Contest Winners



WEF Seeks Committee Leadership Council Nominations



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



Open-Access Research in WER Examines Fine-Pore Oxygen Transfer



Utility of the Future, Workforce, and Infrastructure Covered in Words on Water



Become a Water Advocate for WEF’s #MyWaterLegacy Challenge



Submit Nominations for WEF Leadership Positions

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