September 2012 at a Glance

September 29, 2012

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Getting Into the Business of Biofuel
Raleigh, N.C., utility tests biofuel crops and plans to process fuel this winter

Most wastewater treatment plants do not support acres of sunflowers, rapeseed, or sorghum. However, a grant-funded pilot program at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Raleigh, N.C.) could interest some treatment plant managers in growing biofuel crops and defraying costs.

Attending WEFTEC 2012? Get All the Information You Need Here

Join thousands of water and wastewater professionals at WEFTEC® 2012, the largest water show in the world, to be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

From the President: Reflecting on an Industry of Change and Looking to the Future

As I write this, the days are ticking down to WEFTEC® 2012 in New Orleans, where my time as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president ends. It has been an incredible journey. While nothing prepares you for the vast amount of travel and interaction with global water-sector leaders and partners, the experience has been wonderful. And much of my enjoyment can be attributed to discussions about WEF’s new strategic direction, which launched in February to address the challenges and opportunities facing the water sector.

WEF Receives Grant To Promote Stormwater Innovation

In the next year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will promote innovative solutions to stormwater runoff around the United States. Using a $10,000 grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Streets–Green Jobs–Green Towns Initiative, WEF will host a meeting that brings together organizations interested in hosting a Low-Impact Development Design Competition.

International SJWP Winner Recovers Wastewater Pollutant Using Clay

Bright, young scientists with innovative ideas participated in the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition, held during World Water Week, Aug. 26–31. Teams representing 27 countries put their water-related research to the test, vying to win the Stockholm International Water Institute (Stockholm) award.

Network and Collaborate on WEFCOM, an Online Tool for All WEF Members

All Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) members now can network and collaborate in the online workspace, WEFCOM.

What is WEFCOM?

WEFCOM allows members to personalize their WEF experience by creating a profile, building networks, and blogging. Members also can post discussions and build resource libraries and a Water Wiki on the site.

WEF Announces 2012 Awardees

Election 2012: Republicans, Democrats Push for Investment In Water Infrastructure in Policy PlatformsWE&T Earns Three Awards

WATER’S WORTH IT™ Continues To Rev Up Race Fans

WEF Announces WEF Fellows for 2012

WEF Releases New Publications

WEF Revitalizes WEFTEC Abstract Submissions

WEF Joins Other Organizations in Supporting 2012 Water for the World Act

U.S. House Tackles Integrated Planning Framework

In Memoriam: Mark D. Poole

WEF Raises Concerns About Possible ‘Buy American’ Provisions for SRFs

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