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August08Cover.jpgWater 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.


August 2008, Vol. 20, No.8

Sewer Sociology Contest

Do you think you know the answer to our mystery land use example?  Click below  to enter our contest, and you could win a WE&T prize pack!

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Featured Articles

Going for the Green


As part of its preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing is adopting eco-friendly transportation, power generation, and water management technologies. To realize their ambitious environmental goals, the ministry, the City of Beijing, municipal governments, and Olympics organizers have spent 1.86 B RMB ($254 million) on research and development for environmentally friendly technologies and facilities.


Wipe Out


 Disposable cleaning and hygiene wipes are convenient, but improper disposable — namely flushing the wipes — can lead to collection system problems. To combat this increasing problem, the Portland (Maine) Water District declared an all-out assault on wipes and has developed a comprehensive program that attacks wipes using technology, legislation, and public outreach.


Question of the Month

What is the most effective means of public outreach?

a) Plant tours.
b) School presentations.
c) Newsletters.
d) Bill stuffers.
e) Other, please specify. 

Click here  to respond. We’ll share your responses in a future issue.



Global Desalination Market on the Rise


As water shortages persist, the need for desalination will continue to grow

Across the globe, booming population growth is placing increasing demand on freshwater resources that are needed to supply the world’s growing agricultural and domestic needs.

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Coming in the next issue:


  • A True Test of Sustainability. The triumph of Incan civil engineering over scarce water resources survives today.
  • Sustainable Strategies to Manage Runoff. Successful implementation of stormwater best management practices.
  • Better in Phases. Multiphase anaerobic digestion provides better solids treatment and increases biogas production.
  • Going Private for the Public Good. How the Town of Clarence, N.Y., benefited from a privately owned sanitary sewer interceptor.
  • Scrap Energy. Developing a procedure to prepare food wastes to augment anaerobic cogeneration.
  • A Pure Flame. Cleaning up biogas for efficient burning and energy generation.
  • What? More Samples! Learn the how and why of proper sample collection and handling.
  • WEFTEC®.08 Preview. Fundamental sessions, water scarcity, Operations Challenge, and more