Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.
WEFTEC® 2013 set new records of all
types. The 86th annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and
Conference boasted a record number of 22,589 registrants and 971 companies
addition to sheer size, WEFTEC also included messages from such high-profile
speakers as Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Advocate
for Water Stewardship Robert Kennedy Jr.
Echo Park Lake revival
of Echo Park Lake have cause to celebrate. The Los Angeles landmark reopened in
June following a multiyear rehabilitation focused on improving water quality.
The renovation also preserves the lake’s heritage as a venue for recreational
activities and community events, such as the Lotus Festival at Echo Park. And
it ensures that the site remains a thriving refuge for wildlife in an urban
Operations Challenge 2013
Spectators gathered five rows deep to watch
Operations Challenge 2013 teams compete. The crowd seemed to hold its
collective breath as each Division 1 team took its mark. Team members sprang
into action, moving from one task to the next with seamless transitions that
weigh revenue generation versus the technology costs that come with accepting
waste from niche industries
According to an Aug. 20 press release by the Fulton County (N.Y.) Center for Regional Growth, dairy manufacturing has become a “Tier 1” industry for upstate New York. “It all began in centrally-located Fulton County, where international yogurt maker FAGE and nearby Chobani together have created more than 1650 jobs and helped to make New York the number one yogurt manufacturing state in the country,” according to the release.
Coming in the next issue:
No black boxes
flush, water resource recovery seems quite concrete — sometimes literally when
it comes to collection systems — but much of sanitation and protecting water
quality requires translating the abstract and fluid into straightforward
concepts and practices that can be applied.
how a treatment process or piece of equipment accomplishes its intended purpose
is essential information. This knowledge enables refinement and advancement.
types of assessments and inspections can lend insight to water professionals.
For example, collecting and centralizing energy-use and asset-management data
can help facility managers and operators understand each process as well as
their interconnectedness. Practical gains by applying this knowledge include
simplified energy management, lower energy consumption, and even greater energy
On a watershed basis, understanding how technological and green answers
interact can create more economical and effective solutions. In Oregon, for
example, Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.), investigated the value of an
integrated permitting system to meet a thermal total maximum daily load for the
Tualatin River basin. The trading program not only saved money but also
provided many ancillary benefits.
cases, choosing the best tools and information paves the path to efficiency.
the Industry report
January issue also features WE&T’s annual examination of what’s new
and emerging. While not as applied as inspections and instrumentation,
foresight of what’s next can help utilities be on-guard. Topics include the
Public–private partnerships as a growing
method of infrastructure financing,
Splitting wastewater flows at the source to
Exploring reasons why
more reclaimed water isn’t reused, and
Could salt be the next challenge looming
on the horizon?