Tag Archives: WEFTEC 2019

Aquifer Injection Project Earns UOTF Designation for Rio Rancho, N.M.

February 7, 2020

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The City of Rio Rancho opened New Mexico’s first direct aquifer injection well in 2017, aiming to enhance the arid city’s water security through indirect potable reuse. Rio Rancho Utilities Department (RRU) received a Utility of the Future Today designation from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and its program partners for the project as well as the utility’s progressive organizational culture. Image courtesy of the City of Rio Rancho

Nestled in the heart of the arid U.S. southwest, the City of Rio Rancho, N.M., depends on healthy groundwater aquifers as its sole source of drinking water. However, while U.S. Geological Survey data suggest lower-than-average water levels in many of the state’s aquifers, Rio Rancho’s drinking water supply remains plentiful thanks to the Rio Rancho […]

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Teams from British Columbia, Colorado Win 18th WEF Student Design Competition

November 6, 2019

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Students from George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.) described potential upgrades to solids-handling infrastructure at the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility in Woodbridge, Va. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Student teams from the University of British Columbia (UBC; Vancouver, Canada) and the University of Colorado (UC; Boulder) left WEFTEC 2019 as winners of the 18th-annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition. The competition, which showcased innovative design projects from 30 universities, recognizes outstanding solutions to local water quality issues in two […]

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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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Submit WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program Nominations

April 27, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Volunteer Service Recognition Program honors members who significantly contribute to the successes and achievements of WEF by serving on a WEF committee of the WEF House of Delegates. The WEF Committee Leadership Council and WEF House of Delegates started the program to recognize outstanding volunteers. This year as […]

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Enter the 2019 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 24, 2019

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Operator Ingenuity

The Operator Ingenuity Contest is back for 2019. The contest seeks to recognize the simple, everyday fixes that operators and other water professionals invent to make work easier and safer with the help of summer slot sites. Entries are judged on solution safety, resourcefulness, and transferability. Have a clever fix to share? Draft up a […]

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Register Now to Attend WEFTEC® 2019

April 16, 2019

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The 92nd Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) will be held Sept. 21–25 at McCormick Place in Chicago. As the world’s largest annual water quality conference, WEFTEC offers diverse educational, networking, and business opportunities. The variety of topics presented offers a cost-effective way for professionals to bring back valuable knowledge […]

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Accepting Nominations for 2019 WEF Awards

February 26, 2019

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WEF Awards Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) takes pride in recognizing the hard work necessary to protect water resources. The annual WEF Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future of the world’s water through education and involvement with water professionals. […]

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Submit WEFTEC 2019 IKEs by Jan. 17

December 20, 2018

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Interested in an alternative platform to engage with WEFTEC attendees? Submit your idea for the Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) session by Jan. 17. IKEs are electronic presentations given to engage, educate, and interact with the WEFTEC audience. The non-traditional format welcomes a creative combination of sound and visual imagery to convey a concentrated message. Submissions […]

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