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Great Water Cities Panelist Felicia Marcus Shares California’s Perspective on the Future of Water Management

August 31, 2015

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Felicia Marcus, chair of the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State Water Resources Control Board, joins a panel for the WEFTEC® 2015 session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities.” On Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, attendees can hear Marcus and other water leaders share lessons learned in […]

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The Next Big Thing in Recycling?

August 26, 2015

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Rich Earth Institute tests human urine as a fertilizer for plants such as hay and lettuce at a farm near Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

University of Michigan sponsors its first urine drive   On any given day, it’s not uncommon to find students at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) out on campus raising awareness for one good cause or another. Until recently, however, their efforts almost never involved porta-potties. That changed on April 1 when researchers from the […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Lars Schrøder Explores New Solutions to Extreme Weather

August 21, 2015

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Lars Schrøder, chief executive officer of Aarhus Water Ltd. (Aarhus, Denmark), joins a panel of water leaders to discuss changes occurring in cities around the world at WEFTEC® 2015. During the session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities,” scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 28, attendees will […]

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WEF Hosts Congressional Briefing on USGS Groundwater Quality Findings

April 17, 2015

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On March 6, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), the Northeast-Midwest Institute (Washington, D.C.), and the National Ground Water Association (Westerville, Ohio) hosted a briefing before U.S. Congress on new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) findings about the quality of groundwater in the U.S. During the last two decades, USGS scientists assessed water quality in more […]

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WEF Releases Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual

September 18, 2014

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Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) recently released Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual, Third Edition, which provides basic principles, best practices, and detailed calculations for surface water, groundwater, drinking water treatment, and wastewater engineering. The solutions presented in this manual of practice (MOP) are based on practical field data and current federal and state rules […]

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Free WEF Education Tool

June 27, 2014

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The Water Sourcebook

Teachers and water quality professionals can order a free comprehensive guide to teaching students about the importance of preserving and enhancing water resources. The Water Sourcebook CD-ROM K–12 includes chapters on drinking water, wastewater treatment, groundwater, surface water, and wetlands. It includes various hands-on activities about water quality and quantity issues. Order the CD-ROM and […]

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Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

June 17, 2014

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The Valley of Mexico, a region surrounding Mexico City, has been experiencing an increased demand for a continually shrinking supply of water. On April 25, Ernesto Espino discussed the valley’s water problems and potential solutions during a luncheon of the U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (Arlington, Va.) held at […]

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