On Delivering Water Science and Engineering Resources

Posted January 18, 2011

By Dr. Barry Liner, Director of the Water Science & Engineering Center at WEF

The WEF Water Science and Engineering Center (WSEC) is a new group strategically designed to keep WEF in the forefront of knowledge delivery, and our goals are to:

  • Manage the development of technical content through coordination across all programs, initiatives, and committee activities;
  • Keep leadership abreast of emerging topics such as stormwater, energy, and sustainability while maintaining WEF’s expertise in core competency areas such as wastewater treatment and operations, utility management, collection systems, and biosolids;
  • Integrate with external partners, other WEF divisions, and members, and
  • Develop external funding opportunities.

So, what exactly does that mean? First, WSEC staff will work with committee volunteers to develop and disseminate new technical content. For example, if a committee decides to enhance coverage about co-digestion, we’ll work with them to strategically focus on the most effective delivery mechanisms, which could include a webcast, an article for Water Environment & Technology or even a half session at WEFTEC to share our wealth of volunteer knowledge and expertise.

The Center will also develop strategic initiatives focused on energy, stormwater, nutrients, and operators through partnerships with other organizations. An example of early success is development of WEF’s specialty conference “Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management, and Climate Impacts” to be held in Chicago July 31 – Aug 3 and co-sponsored by the Illinois Water Environment Association, the Central States Water Environment Association, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. In order to establish relationships with the energy industry and build conference value, the Center reached out to new partners who are now also co-sponsoring the conference: the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (aceee.org), the Alliance to Save Energy (ase.org), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (cee1.org).

As the Center moves to prioritize key initiatives and partnerships, we’ll look forward to working with our volunteers and partners and building valuable knowledge resources for WEF members.

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Posted January 18, 2011

The WEF Water Science and Engineering Center (WSEC) is a new group strategically designed to keep WEF in the forefront of knowledge delivery, and our goals are to manage the development of technical content through coordination across all programs, initiatives, and committee activities; keep leadership abreast of emerging topics such as...

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On Delivering Water Science and Engineering Resources

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On Delivering Water Science and Engineering Resources

Posted January 18, 2011

By Dr. Barry Liner, Director of the Water Science & Engineering Center at WEF

The WEF Water Science and Engineering Center (WSEC) is a new group strategically designed to keep WEF in the forefront of knowledge delivery, and our goals are to:

  • Manage the development of technical content through coordination across all programs, initiatives, and committee activities;
  • Keep leadership abreast of emerging topics such as stormwater, energy, and sustainability while maintaining WEF’s expertise in core competency areas such as wastewater treatment and operations, utility management, collection systems, and biosolids;
  • Integrate with external partners, other WEF divisions, and members, and
  • Develop external funding opportunities.

So, what exactly does that mean? First, WSEC staff will work with committee volunteers to develop and disseminate new technical content. For example, if a committee decides to enhance coverage about co-digestion, we’ll work with them to strategically focus on the most effective delivery mechanisms, which could include a webcast, an article for Water Environment & Technology or even a half session at WEFTEC to share our wealth of volunteer knowledge and expertise.

The Center will also develop strategic initiatives focused on energy, stormwater, nutrients, and operators through partnerships with other organizations. An example of early success is development of WEF’s specialty conference “Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management, and Climate Impacts” to be held in Chicago July 31 – Aug 3 and co-sponsored by the Illinois Water Environment Association, the Central States Water Environment Association, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. In order to establish relationships with the energy industry and build conference value, the Center reached out to new partners who are now also co-sponsoring the conference: the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (aceee.org), the Alliance to Save Energy (ase.org), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (cee1.org).

As the Center moves to prioritize key initiatives and partnerships, we’ll look forward to working with our volunteers and partners and building valuable knowledge resources for WEF members.

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