Tag Archives: Waterways

Ancient Engineering Lays Groundwork for Major Canal System in Arizona

March 27, 2019

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The ruins of the Ancient Hohokam irrigation system can be found at the Park of the Canals in Mesa, Ariz. Photo courtesy of George Noel.

The Hohokam Native American society flourished for almost 1500 years in what is today central Arizona. Part of that long, rich history can be attributed to a breakthrough water technology: canals. Beginning around 300 C.E., the Hohokam people settled the arid desert environment of the Gila and Salt River Valley, an area that encompasses present-day […]

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Leaders Share Water Sector Insights in WEF Podcasts

March 23, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Mark Schleifstein, environmental reporter for The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), discusses several issues he has covered […]

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Farm Bill Passes Congress

January 27, 2019

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U.S. Congress has passed the $867 million Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill.” President Trump has signed the bill into law after it passed both houses with broad bipartisan support. During the nearly 2-year drafting process for the legislation, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has urged Congress to […]

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Students from Singapore Take Top Prize at International SJWP Competition

September 23, 2018

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SIWI - 2018 SJWP Winners Featured

A team from Singapore won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). In August, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu received the top prize, a sculpture and $15,000, from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Their school, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, also will receive a $5000 grant, according to a Stockholm […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Embarks on Mission: Heavy Metal Remediation

July 30, 2018

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U.S. SJWP Winner 2018 Featured

Oklahoma high school student takes metal-removing system to Stockholm Braden Milford had a mission: develop a system that could remove heavy metals from waterways. The Tulsa, Okla., high school student successfully accomplished this mission using alginate beads. For his project, Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. In August, he will […]

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The Art of the Sewer

January 24, 2018

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Sewer Art Featured

Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while another in Taiwan is inspired by the unusual […]

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WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

November 29, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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Women in Water Pledge To Help Others at WEFTEC

September 27, 2016

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Debra Shore, comissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, gives the keynote speech at the first annual breakfast. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Debra Shore, Speaker at the WEFTEC 2015 Women in Water Breakfast Debra Shore, the keynote speaker at the Women in Water Breakfast held during WEFTEC 2015, is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. As an advocate for resource recovery and cleaning Chicago’s waterways, she received […]

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