October 2013 at a Glance

October 31, 2013



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Louisville District Diversifies Efforts To Garner Public Support

Obtaining community support to fund wastewater treatment remains an elusive goal for many water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). When new projects are needed and resulting costs must be passed on to the community, the concept of public buy-in haunts facility managers.

Tackling the Wipes in the Pipes WEF-wide

The packages of wet wipes that have continued to populate store shelves nationwide during the past few years also are accumulating elsewhere — both in collection systems and outreach efforts by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). Through its outreach efforts, conferences, and magazines, WEF is helping raise awareness on how wet wipes can clog pipes and working to seek solutions.

WEF Members Help Define Water Management

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have contributed to a new report that was developed to increase awareness of the critical nature of water management careers. Defining Water Management, released by the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC; Davenport, Iowa), provides a snapshot of the wide-reaching area of water technology, said Ellen Kabat Lensch, ATEEC executive director.

Licensing and Sourcing Water Resource Recovery Facility Operators in Ontario, Canada

Regulations enter into most aspects of our lives — from food handling to automotive safety. And even though requirements vary among jurisdictions, the same can be said for licensing wastewater treatment operators.

New Tool Helps Manage Stormwater

U.S. EPA desktop application calculates site-specific runoff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Stormwater Calculator helps users make land-use decisions to help prevent stormwater runoff. Photo courtesy of EPA. Click to see more information about the calculator.An online stormwater calculator offers another tool to help protect waterways from runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its National Stormwater Calculator to help property owners, developers, landscapers, and urban planners make informed land-use decisions to help prevent stormwater runoff, according to an EPA news release.

WEF Launches Stormwater MagazineParticipate in WEF’s “Question of the Day” Program To Win a Discount on Online Courses


WEF Presents Stormwater Video Competition Awards at WEFTEC 2013


Learn About Collection Systems and Energy Positive Nitrogen Removal in WEF Webcasts


New WEF Wet Weather Strategy Book Provides Holistic View


Miss WEFTEC? Don’t Miss the Daily


WEF Signs Letter Supporting WIFIA


WEF Quizzes Prepare for Certification Exams


WEF Book Helps Utilities Develop User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs


Watch WEFTEC 2013 Sessions Live or On Demand

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