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Voluntary Reporting on Nutrient Discharge?

Posted March 28, 2011

This link is to a very rough draft of mine focusing on the possibility of an information-based approach to making progress toward more reductions of Nutrient and Phosphorus loadings from point sources, specifically POTWs. It could be completely voluntary if the wastewater sector was game for this. I have had the opportunity to discuss these general ideas, but I thought it might be worthwhile to reduce them to writing.

This initial thought piece is the result. Essentially, it counsels an effort to begin (voluntarily?) reporting N and P discharges in the monthly DMRs of all POTWs with a view toward establishing a baseline for further pollution prevention efforts.  





Posted by:
Tracy Mehan, Principal, The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Observing Expanded Water Quality Awareness

Posted March 23, 2011
This is my second time as a judge of North American entries in the World Water Monitoring Day Awards Program, and it was really very exciting to have geographically diverse entries representing events from all over the U.S.

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Posted by:
Sharon Miller, Professional Engineer 

A View of Global Public Health from Cincinnati

Posted March 14, 2011  

As chair of Disinfection 2011, I’ll admit some bias toward the importance of this meeting, but public health is something we water quality experts take very seriously. Many parts of the world suffer from the inability to disinfect their water, and although they could be eradicated, serious, preventable outbreaks of waterborne disease (like what we’ve seen in Haiti recently) continue to crop up.





Posted by:
Gary Hunter, Chair of Disinfection 2011 Conference

In Connecticut: Water Funding Means Jobs and a Cleaner Environment

Posted March 3, 2011

On March 1, 2011, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the New England Water Environment Association in conjunction with the Connecticut Water Pollution Control Association and co-sponsored by a consortium of CT environmental groups. The program was entitled 2001 Legislative Priorities: Creating Jobs and Improving the Environment.





Posted by:
Jeanette Brown, 2010-2011 President of WEF