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WEF Launches New Water Advocates Website - Intro Webcast on September 8th

WEF has launched a new website and on-line grassroots advocacy tool for the Water Advocates program. WEF members and water sector professionals can access the website for important legislative and regulatory matters, and calls-to-action on issues impacting the water sector. The website can be accessed by using this link: http://cqrcengage.com/wef/home.

Also, a number of grassroots tools on the website help WEF members engage with their elected officials.  Although the website is accessible to all water professionals, WEF invites you to become a member of the WEF Water Advocates program to increase your effectiveness in advocating for the water sector. 

WEF Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal Awarded to Erik Coats

Dr. Erik Coats and co-authors Zach Dobroth (Brown and Caldwell, Boise) and Cindi Brinkman (UI Environmental Engineering Research Scientist) have been selected as this year’s recipient of the WEF Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal for the paper “EBPR Using Crude Glycerol: Assessing Process Resiliency and Exploring Metabolic Anomalies.” The award presentation will be at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Throughout the conference week, WEF Award recipients will be recognized in numerous ways, including the WEF Plaza Honors & Awards Display - A photograph will be featured in the honors & Awards Display, prominently located in Hall H, New Orleans Convention Center; the WEF Awards brochure - profiling all 2016 WEF Award recipients, the brochure will be placed in the hands of every WEFTEC attendee, and will be available at various locations throughout the New Orleans Convention Center; and at the WEF Awards and Presidential Reception and Ceremony – Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Foyer, New Orleans Convention Center. Dr. Coats is a long time member of PNCWA, and has served as a Conference Technical Program Chair, PNCWA President, and is the currently serving PNCWA Past President on the PNCWA Board of Directors.

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WEF Project Excellence Award: Gresham, OR Cogeneration Expansion Project

WEF's annual Project Excellence Award pays tribute to excellence and innovation in the execution of projects and programs in the water sector. Entries are evaluated based on the following criteria: complexity of the water sector problem or situation addressed; future value to the water sector; innovation, originality, and creativity in solutions; sustainability considerations (environmental, social, and economic) including resource recovery; meeting the owning agency's needs particularly related to budget, schedule, project quality and/or cost effectiveness; and contribution to the well-being of people and communities. The designer was Carollo Engineers and the contractor was JRT Mechanical, Inc.

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