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.
With WEFTEC® 2014 just around the corner, find
helpful information on creating a strategy to attend, crafting a schedule that
appeals to your learning style, and navigating all the technical sessions,
meetings, and events as well as the biggest exhibition in WEFTEC history. Read
Put your energy inefficiency to work
How do you keep rates low while responding to
increasingly demanding regulations, escalating operating costs, and aging
infrastructure? If you’re interested in the solution, you’re undoubtedly a
water or wastewater utility manager. If you’ve already found a solution, you’ve
probably discovered an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).
Divide and conquer ammonia to save energy
The City of American Canyon Wastewater Treatment
Plant sits in Napa County, Calif., in the wine country of Northern California.
In 2012, the membrane bioreactor WRRF completed a project to optimize its
nitrogen removal as well as reduce its energy use.
A lab in a pill
by breath-freshening strips, researchers encapsulate a water contaminant
detection method in a capsule
Coming in the next issue:
Preparing for the worst
Before, during, and, after a natural disaster strikes,
operations sites should have plans in place to execute comprehensive and
flexible responses. The goals are obvious: protect staff and critical assets
and maintain water quality. Easier said than done.
In 2008, Hurricane Ike battered the Houston area and
the Public Works and Engineering Department Wastewater Operations Branch had to
handle 11,230 km (6950 mi) of sewers, 130,000 manholes, more than 380 lift
stations, and 40 water resource recovery facilities. Read about the planning,
recovery, and rebuilding that it took to make it through the storm.
Then, in the article, “Storm
prep,” learn how to create a comprehensive and flexible response to severe
weather at operations sites. This article also examines the effect such factors
as climate change and sea-level rise have on water resource recovery
Likes, shares, and water
As technology progresses, municipalities must update
methods for reaching out to the public. Social media can be an effective tool
for meeting customers wherever they are, and it can serve as a means to educate
customers on important water issues at hand and foster citizen buy-in for
projects. The article, “Six lessons in public outreach,” shares tools, tips,
and stories of how water organizations turned social media into real results.
From issue awareness to humor to construction updates to emergency
communications, social media can work for water organizations.