WE&T Magazine

Dec07Cover.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.


December 2007, Vol. 19, No.12

Featured Articles

Make Money While Saving the World

makemoneywhile.jpg Lowering greenhouse gas emissions not only is good for the environment, but it also may benefit an entity’s bottom line. A program established by the World Bank (Washington, D.C.) — carbon finance — can help defray the operating expenses of projects in developing countries that can prove they are reducing such emissions below the levels that would have occurred without the projects.  


Operations Challenge 2007

20thopschallenge.jpg WEFTEC®.07 in San Diego hosted the 20th annual Operations Challenge. The competition certainly has expanded since its first year when 22 teams from 15 member associations competed; this year 41 teams from 23 member associations fought for the title.

Consistency performances throughout the day earned the Commode Commandos from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association the Division I win and delivered the Division II trophy to the members of Force Maine from the New England Water Environment Association.



Wastewater Reveals Illicit Drug-Use Patterns

wastewaterreveals.jpg A new automated monitoring method for analyzing raw wastewater flowing into treatment plants is so sensitive it can detect cocaine use spiking on weekends. If the method pans out as its developers think it will, wastewater treatment plants could one day be enlisted as frontline surveillance monitors in the war against illicit drug use.  Read more

Coming in the next issue:

  • WE&T’s Annual State of the Industry Issue. What steps are utilities taking in response to climate change concerns? How are energy prices affecting wastewater design and construction trends? What would be the impact of proposed water quality legislation? You’ll find it all in our 2008 outlook.
  • No Chemicals Required. A look at the largest biological phosphorus removal plant in the world.
  • Got Carbon? Widespread biological nutrient removal is increasing the demand for supplemental sources.
  • The Bottom Line. Experts evaluate the costs of municipal membrane bioreactors.
  • Increasing Digester Gas Production With Grease. A California city sees 50% greater gas production within a 2-year payback period.
  • Grease-Control Products. Do they really work?
  • A Powerful Byproduct. This California plant has been recovering energy from biogas since 1951.