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WEF Offers MOP 11 Information by Topic Area

February 22, 2017

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Operation of WRRFs MOP 11 Featured

The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has developed a few curated selections of content from this publication organized by topic area: Maintenance Collection: Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides […]

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WEF and NMSA Sign MOU to Support Stormwater

January 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the stormwater sector and to help advance effective stormwater programs for the protection of public health and the environment. WEF and WEF’s Stormwater Institute helped form NMSA, a nonprofit that works to support, […]

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WEF Comments on NPDES Permit for Stormwater from Construction

July 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. The proposed permit would renew the current 5-year permit that went into effect Feb. 16, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the draft permit available for a 45-day […]

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Central States WEA Program Seeks To Bring Sanitation to Underdeveloped Regions

April 28, 2016

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For its second project, GWS focused on Bahia Bellena, a village of several tightly packed commercial establishments and 40 to 50 homes. The village sits at the entrance of the Marino Ballena National Park in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of the Global Water Stewardship.

The Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) has created a program to help protect public health in underdeveloped regions of the world. The program, Global Water Stewardship (GWS), seeks to advance the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of providing sanitation for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack it. CSWEA’s membership called for the […]

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WEF Hosts Meeting with U.S. EPA and Department of Energy

August 17, 2015

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On June 10, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosted a meeting with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy on creating the regulatory space to foster technology and approaches to innovation in the water sector. Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) sponsored the meeting. LIFT is a program […]

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WEF, WERF Release Manual on Shortcut Nitrogen Removal

July 9, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) jointly published Shortcut Nitrogen Removal—Nitrite Shunt and Deammonification, as an extension of Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) efforts. Shortcut nitrogen removal is an emerging economical solution for water resource recovery facilities. It refers to the biological nitrogen removal process that […]

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WEF Files Comments on U.S. EPA’s Proposed Methods Update

July 3, 2015

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On May 20, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Methods Update proposed rule. WEF’s comments centered on specific methods and provided specific recommendations to EPA’s proposals. In addition, WEF comments requested that EPA clarify a number of items where requirements seemed redundant or did not […]

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Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

May 29, 2015

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Mark Feltner, environmental scientist at HRSD (Virginia Beach, Va.), provides a review of Virginia operator training and qualification requirements during a WEFMAX meeting. WEF photo/Lisa McFadden.

On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. In order to attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable […]

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