October 2014 at a glance

October 31, 2014

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Deciding on a Natural, Cheaper Way

Texas water district builds a wetland to supply residents with a water supply and serve as a wildlife sanctuary

Highlights-October-1In the 1990s, the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD; Fort Worth, Texas) projected that by 2015 it would need additional capacity for its reservoir due to expected population growth, said Darrel Andrews, assistant director of the Environmental Division at TRWD.

From the President: Driving Innovation to Water Resource Recovery

Highlights-October-2The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently convened its 87th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC® 2014, in New Orleans. During this annual water quality event, WEF did what we do best – drive innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage water knowledge – for water professionals from more than 100 countries around the globe.

Water Leadership Institute Participation Leads to Self-Awareness and Professional Development

Highlights-October-3As the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff who manages WEF’s awards program and serves as the liaison to the WEF House of Delegates, I work with WEF members and volunteers on a daily basis. When I initially heard about the Water Leadership Institute (WLI), it appealed to me as a way to interact with members in a completely different setting. I was ecstatic when I received an email in March stating that I had been accepted as a member of the WLI Class of 2014.

Planting the Seeds

Soil Science Society of America suggests ways individuals can reduce runoff 

SoilConservationPilsengreenstreetWhen it comes to preventing contaminants in stormwater runoff from entering waterways, the crux of the problem is spread between point sources, nonpoint sources, and even regular citizens. But the average joe may need some advice regarding what exactly he or she can do to help. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA; Madison, Wis.) recently listed three measures that can help reduce stormwater runoff. They are as simple as sustainable gardening, properly managing green spaces, and communication with customer bases.

International SJWP Winner Developed Method To Treat Water Contaminated with Oil

Highlights-October-5Hayley Todesco from Canada developed sand filters that treat wastewater in oil sands tailing ponds. She received the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for inventing the method that treats wastewater faster than typical processes, according to a Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI; Stockholm) news release.

WEF Announces 2014 Stormwater Video Competition Winners 




Miss WEFTEC®? Don’t Miss WEFTEC Daily



WEF Releases Wet Weather Design and Operation Publication



Present Your Technical Knowledge at WEFTEC® 2015



Moving Toward Water Resource Recovery Facilities Publication Is Available



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Releases Green Infrastructure Implementation Special Publication



WERF Released Report on Extreme Climate and Weather Events



Charting New Waters Report Provides Insights and Recommendations for Urban Water Infrastructure



Imagine H2O Seeks Water Infrastructure Innovations



Webcast Explores Net-Zero Energy Solutions


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