Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

Water and Energy Meet at UC Irvine

June 21, 2018

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University launches Water-Energy Nexus certificate program Water systems once were built under the assumption that the energy they needed to operate would be cheap and abundant. The design of most energy systems presumed the same about water. Turns out, both are no longer true. Engineers today recognize that water and energy are connected in ways […]

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WEF and U.S. Department of Energy Collaborate to Accelerate Wastewater Infrastructure Development

October 12, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the DOE Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. This initiative engages state, regional, and local agencies working with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate innovative approaches to sustainable infrastructure. “WEF is committed […]

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

September 21, 2016

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As part of a project supported by water and energy organizations including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the California Energy Commission will grant $2 million to Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW; Redwood City, Calif.) and Stanford (Calif.) University to demonstrate the potential benefits of a staged anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor, also called “SAFE” […]

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Going to the Worms

August 17, 2016

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Worms provide sanitary wastewater treatment in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile. Photo courtesy of BioFiltro.

Worm- and microbe-powered system to treat California vineyard’s wastewater in just 4 hours Very few wineries show the same enthusiasm for their wastewater treatment as for their wines. But Fetzer Vineyards is different. The Hopland, Calif., vineyard and winery is on a mission to prove that it’s possible to produce award-winning wine while using renewable […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Accelerates Adoption of Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

June 25, 2016

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On May 11, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced The Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. Through the initiative, the department will work with state, regional, and local agencies that engage with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate a path toward sustainable infrastructure. It builds on and leverages a portfolio of work, resources, and partnerships established […]

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WEF Celebrates Spring with Community Service and Commuter Challenge

June 30, 2015

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Every spring in celebration of Earth Day and World Water Day, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria) staff volunteer environmental group, WEFEco, reaches out to the local community. This year, WEF participated in both an Earth Day event and the Commuter Challenge in Alexandria, Va. Reaching out to the community On April 25, staff volunteer […]

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National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo Highlight Water Sector Priorities

May 22, 2015

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In April, the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo brought together more than 200 participants from around the globe to Washington, D.C. Water and wastewater professionals representing many different water-sector organizations came together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe water and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. Attendees shared […]

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Learn About Trace Organics and Resource Recovery in English, or Energy Efficiency en Español in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

April 3, 2015

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Energy Efficient Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities (Soluciones para Balances de Energía Eficientes en Sistemas de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales) Conducted entirely in Spanish, this webcast will describe the energy balances of common water resource recovery facility (WRRF) configurations and evaluate the energy savings that could be made by implementing best practices and innovative, […]

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