September 2016 Digest

September 29, 2016

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My Water Legacy: Canhams forged a strong bond, inside and outside of WEF

HighlightsSept1Bob Canham Jr. and his father, Robert Canham Sr. shared a special bond, and a lifelong desire to learn and advance their profession.

Learn about this family’s dedication to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the water sector.

This article marks the first in the WEF Legacy Family Highlights series and is part of #MyWaterLegacy.

Researcher Dedicates Nearly Half a Century to WER Literature Review

HighlightsSept2Few commit one decade to a single task or job, but Donald J. Reish has spent nearly five decades reviewing research for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The 92-year-old marine biologist joined WEF and the California Water Environment Association in 1954 after reading WEF’s journal, now known as Water Environment Research (WER).

California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

HighlightsSept3Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative.

Women in Water Pledge To Help Others at WEFTEC

HighlightsSept4Last year, Debra Shore, delivered the keynote address at the Women in Water Breakfast held during WEFTEC 2015. She asked each woman at the breakfast to think about ways they could be more visible — as engineers, treatment facility operators, biologists, and technicians — to other women in their communities. She challenged the women present to write down one pledge for the next year. In this column, Shore shares her insights on women in water and these pledges.

Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

HighlightsSept5Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore., sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing more than 150 sheep to “mow” the grass.

Baltimore Students Discover Chesapeake Bay on Kayak Expeditions

HighlightsSept6To preserve the quality of our most vital waterways, an outdoor educational program is working to pique the younger generation’s interest in environmental stewardship. On top of school, work, sports, and countless other activities vying for the attention of urban high school students, finding time to experience nature becomes a challenge. For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School, the solution is simple — bring classroom education into the open wilderness.

In Memoriam: Tim Ricker, Past WEF Chief Operating Officer

HighlightsSept7Tim Ricker, past chief executive officer of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), died July 31 at the age of 66. Born August 29, 1949, in Washington, D.C., Ricker became an influential leader at WEF.

Ricker began his 36-year-career as WEFTEC® exhibits manager. He advanced to take on increasingly responsible leadership positions.

Coming to WEFTEC 2016: Access All the Information You Need Here

HighlightsSept8The 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to be the largest event of its kind, drawing thousands of water quality professionals and decision-makers from around the world. Review the key events that took place at WEFTEC 2016, Sept. 24–28 in the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Introducing the 2016 WEF Awards Recipients



Recognizing the 2016 WEF Fellows’ Contributions to Water Quality



WEF Recognizes 61 Utilities for Exceptional Performance



Guide Helps Prepare Operators for Certification Exam



You Choose the Cover of November WE&T



WEF Announces a Framework for STEPP Initiative



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



Purchase WEF’s Guidelines for Grit Sampling and Characterization



Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources



WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet



California Energy Commission Awards $2 Million To Demonstrate Water Recovery and Energy Savings

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