Changing Times in Residuals and Biosolids Management

Article Source: Water Environment Federation By George Martin   As the 503 regulations turn 20 years old, we face many new challenges with the same question asked in our industry for years: “What method do we use to reuse or manage our community’s residuals or biosolids?” According to a recent WEF […]

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WEF Prepares Robust Program for Stormwater Congress Attendees

Article Source: Stormwater Report Andrew Reese, vice president at AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc., will keynote the Stormwater Congress luncheon. Reese will address the ways stormwater and wastewater management differ, especially as these fields address topics associated with financial and asset management issues. He will discuss the rise of the […]

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RE.invest Initiative Announces Partnership with Eight Cities to Build More Resilient Stormwater Systems

Article Source: Rockefeller Foundation RE.invest, with Corporate Partners, Will Help Cities Develop Options for Financing and Building Better Systems; As Severe Weather Events Increase in Intensity, More Cities Need Improvements to Water Systems WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the RE.invest Initiative today announced it has […]

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World Bank Report Calls for Green Infrastructure To Improve Disaster Resiliency

Article Source : Stormwater Report Pacific Island nations are among the countries most affected by natural disasters, according to a report released by the World Bank in June. In the first 9 months of 2011 — the costliest year on record in terms of natural disasters — losses in the […]

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Energy Risk: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking

Article resource: The Energy Collective This double repost excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States” (subs. req’d). The second is a review article, “Injection-Induced Earthquakes” (subs. req’d) by U.S. Geological […]

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On the Road toward the Utility of the Future

Article Source:  Water Environment  Federation By Matt Ries July 11, 2013   Excerpts from Ries’ welcoming remarks at the WEF Activated Sludge Forum at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., last month   Just over a year ago WEF released its new strategic plan, the result of a yearlong process with input […]

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Connecting the Drops

Article Source: Stormwater Report In downtown Burlington, Vt., people stop to examine a blue rain barrel decorated with a metal submarine. It is one of 19 barrels transformed by local artists to tell the story of a raindrop and how it affects local water quality. The rain barrels line Burlington’s downtown […]

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Affordability Assessment

As federal requirements to meet specific environmental standards drive up water bills in many US households, a joint issue brief from the US Conference of Mayors, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation proposes that the US Environmental Protection Agency reassess its definition of affordability. According to […]

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Cities Cite Stormwater as Primary Climate Change Concern

Article Source: Stormwarter Report On May 16, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization released Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms. According to the report, severe Midwestern rain storms — those totaling 75 mm (3 in.) or more in 1 day — have doubled in the last […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Approves Guidelines for Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship

WEF developed apprenticeship standards that provide pathway into the profession Evidence of commitment to operators by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to grow. In 2010, WEF launched its Operator Initiative to provide knowledge and services to wastewater systems operations personnel. As part of this initiative, WEF has obtained U.S. […]

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