WE&T Magazine

Dec08CoverRGB.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 2008, Vol. 20, No.12


WEFTEC.08: The Largest Ever



WEFTEC®.08,held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Oct. 18 to 22, was an event of record-breaking proportions. This year the annual water and wastewater exhibition boasted 21,950 attendees, 1111 exhibiting companies,and more than 26,941 m² (290,000 ft²) of exhibit space. The conference offered 115 technical sessions, 31 workshops, and 10 facility tours


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Featured Articles

Construction Management in 2020: Will You Be Ready?


Perhaps the largest change and most significant impact on the construction management industry will be the size and complexity of future projects — driven largely by the technologies we will have to build. Today’s typical water and wastewater systems will be replaced with new technologies and processes that ultimately lead to injection of treated wastewater into potable systems. Increasing focus will be placed on removing arsenic, perchlorate, pharmaceuticals, and other compounds we can only guess at. Fortunately, we have emerging technologies that will help us with our new treatment goals,


Operations Challenge


The TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas won the Division I title. That makes three wins in the past 4 years for the CReWSers. In Division II, Terminal Velocity from the Virginia Water Environment Association earned first place overall. In addition their overall victory, the members of Terminal Velocity secured trophies in all five events.



Water You Can Bank On

news.jpg We’ve all heard of stashing away money for a rainy day. But Yucaipa Valley Water District in California is joining a growing number of water utilities that are now stashing away water for a “nonrainy day.” It’s an approach known as water banking, and it’s becoming increasingly common in the western United States and elsewhere thanks to less predictable hydrological cycles, Read more

Coming in the next issue:

Coming in the January Issue

WE&T’s Annual State of the Industry Report. How has the economic downturn changed the way utilities do business? What impact will the volatile energy market have on operations? And what does a new administration and Congress mean for the future of water quality? You’ll find it all in our 2009 outlook.

Plan Ahead With MBRs. A new Arizona treatment plant helps with both current and future water-management needs.

The Right Tool for the Job. Dynamic modeling can help utilities minimize both the risks and costs of capital projects.

Regulatory Update Needed. An engineer makes the case that Secondary Treatment Regulation is no longer relevant to advanced wastewater treatment facilities.

Preventive Maintenance. Tune up your work force now to avoid costly repairs later.

The Ebb and Flow of Odors. Understanding the connection between diurnal flow patterns and odor generation can lead to more effective solutions.

A Handy Solution. Staff develop odor-control units at a fraction of the cost of paying someone else to design and build them.