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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Activities

August 15, 2019

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Click here for details on the Utility of the Future Today program, established in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and […]

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Advocate for Utilities of the Future Receives 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 30, 2018

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After spending more than 30 years working in the water sector, Thomas Sigmund has become a strong proponent of the value of water and the important services provided by water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Peers refer to Sigmund, the executive director of the Wisconsin-based utility known as NEW Water, as a “visionary leader” who is […]

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Utility Staff Invited To Apply for LIFT SEE IT Scholarships

October 12, 2018

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Utility personnel interested in visiting other utilities to learn about innovations and different processes can apply for a scholarship.  The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) offers the chance to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and processes, as well as the opportunity to meet those responsible for these innovations at other utilities. Candidates are […]

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2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

August 26, 2018

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Water utilities around the world are transforming traditional wastewater treatment systems into resource recovery centers. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes these leaders in sustainability and resilience through the Utility of the Future Today program. This year, WEF recognizes 32 utilities for transformational work in community engagement; watershed stewardship; and recovery of such […]

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Utility of the Future, Workforce, and Infrastructure Covered in Words on Water

May 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Words on Water podcast series showcases insight from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream podcast episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria (Va.) Renew Enterprises, discusses how wastewater treatment facilities are transforming into […]

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Applications Open for the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

April 19, 2018

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The Utility of the Future Today recognition program returns for a third year to honor water resource recovery facilities that engage communities, preserve watersheds, and produce valuable resources. Apply for recognition by 5 p.m. (EDT), May 30. The Utility of the Future promotes transforming operations of the nation’s water systems through innovation and technology. The […]

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Georgia County Develops Specialized Training To Fit Its Utility’s Needs

March 26, 2018

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When it comes to training operators in wastewater treatment, one size does not fit all. Gwinnett County, Ga., figured this out in 2014 when it set a new goal to become a “utility of the future.” This process began with assessing the utility’s status by looking at its existing facilities and treatment processes, such as […]

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Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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