Category Archives: Decentralized Systems

Resilient Wastewater Solutions: Building for the Future

Join Via Zoom Kayla Hanson P.E.
Time: April 26, 2022 11:00 AM PT, 2PM ET
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Our nation’s aging infrastructure is a common theme in the news. We hear about deteriorating roads, high-risk dams, and old and undersized treatment plants. Wastewater infrastructure is critical to society’s daily functions, health, and safety, yet it is one of the lowest-rated aspects of our country’s framework. Improving wastewater infrastructure involves billions of dollars of repair, rehabilitation, and new construction work. A key to long-term success is to select quality and resilient construction solutions.

During this session we will investigate resilient concrete wastewater solutions. We will discuss what resilience is and why resilient construction has become a focal point in both centralized and decentralized wastewater projects across the country.

We will discuss what factors contribute to resilience and how resilient solutions can improve safety, reduce construction time, reduce costs,
and extend service life. Finally, we will investigate options for bolstering concrete’s durability while also reducing concrete’s carbon footprint.

Kayla Hanson
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Kayla graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an emphasis in structures. Kayla is a
licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana, who joined Concrete Sealants in March 2022 as a Technical Resource Engineer.

Kayla provides technical consultation and product implementation
assistance to customers, engineers, and end-users of all ConSeal
products; she works closely with state DOTs and municipalities;
and she serves as a liaison to the specifying community.
Prior to joining Concrete Sealants, Kayla worked for the National
Precast Concrete Association for over eight years where she most
recently served as the Director of Technical Services. During her
time with NPCA, Kayla worked with various product-specific
committees, conducted Plant Evaluations at precast concrete
manufacturing plants, developed industry technical publications, and presented educational sessions at conferences and universities across the country.
Kayla’s primary areas of interest include durability and watertightness of precast concrete structures; water and wastewater storage, treatment, and conveyance infrastructure; transportation infrastructure; and
resilience.
Kayla is also involved in industry codes and standards groups including ACI and ASTM, and has served in various roles including the Secretary and Vice Chairman of ASTM Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products, as well as the Subcommittee Chairman of ASTM C27.30 on Water and Wastewater Containers.

Join Via Zoom Kayla Hanson P.E.
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Earth Month 2022

Are we drowning or parched?

It seems we have been talking about a ‘water crisis’ as long as most of us have been in the water business!? THIS is the year to address how decentralized options are the solution.

During Earth Month 2022, WasteWater Education 501(c)3 will be showcasing those solutions.

A review of pilot systems designed to integrate settling techniques, and horizontal subsurface flow in constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewater.

Alexandros I. Stefanakis, M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Engineering & Management, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete,

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Alexandros I. Stefanakis, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Time: Apr 11, 2022 11:00 AM PT, 2PM ET
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To ‘perc’ or not to ‘perc’? That IS the question.

Register here.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 6, 2021 9:00 AM PT

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WWETT Sponsored two new webcasts in June 2020

Innovation in potable reuse in Sweden. REGISTER HERE
From 2014 to 2019 Peter Asteberg was the project manager for the planning, design and construction of three new drinking water plants on Öland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea with extensive water shortage. In 2016 he was assigned to manage the development of a combined desalination and water reuse plant in Mörbylånga on the southeast coast of Öland. The Mörbylånga Drinking Water Plant, which was partly commissioned in 2019, is the first full-scale facility ever in Sweden for direct potable reuse of water. Therefore, the plant has received both national and international attention.
Co-Presenter is Tommy Lindström, BSc Construction Engineering and Energy. As a former island energy strategist, he has collaborated with islands across Europe and have great knowledge and experience on the island perspective. After being the regional energy coordinator for the county administrative board he is now back in international projects as project manager for the regional energy agency for southeast of Sweden. Working with resilience, sustainable tourism, renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart transports. As a volunteer he supports the Swedish Eco-municipality Association with international collaboration with South America and is also the Energy and Waste management coordinator at Engineers without borders- Sweden.

Irrigation of Agricultural crops with Recycled Water: Regulations that Protect the Public Health – REGISTER HERE

Bahman Sheikh has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in research, planning, and design of water resources projects, specializing in water conservation, reclamation, reuse, and recycling. Dr. Sheikh’s career began as a university professor. His academic career was followed by consulting, technical investigations, master planning, and design of water resources facilities. Sheikh’s water recycling experience includes service in both the public and private sectors. For the City of Los Angeles, he developed long-term water reuse goals, planned water recycling projects to the year 2090, and advanced public outreach.

This webinar focuses on the experience gained in the field in California and other regions over the past several decades regarding use of recycled water for irrigation of agricultural crops. Regulations governing use of recycled water for agriculture will be discussed comparing their stringency and effectiveness with special emphasis on microbial risks. Chemical risks from use of recycled water for irrigation will also be discussed summarizing research findings of recent years, particularly with regard to constituents of emerging concerns, also called microconstituents.

The main conclusion of the webinar is that existing regulations are adequately protective of the health and safety of farm workers and consumers of agricultural crops grown with recycled water. The extremely low concentrations of microconstituents detected in recycled water are placed in perspective with calculated numbers of years of exposure necessary to accrue one safe daily dose of each of the constituents of concern.

The main audience for this presentation includes professional engineers, utility managers, farm managers, irrigation experts, and others interested in the safety of agricultural products grown with recycled water irrigation.

In time of need – WWETT steps up!

Stay strong. Stay safe. Be well.

WasteWater Education online events are underwritten by the WWETT Show – (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) as a public service and thank you to all the hard working professionals affected by the current Covid 19 emergency.

There is no fee to attend but all US based donations to https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1727628 will help us continue to provide this service.
For international supporters, please use this link 

Small on-site domestic wastewater treatment systems – an Australian perspective .

Monday, June 1, 2020 7:00:00 PM EDT – 8:30:00 PM EDT
(June 2: 8.30 AM Australia)

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While much of the developed world has high rates of population connectedness to centralised sewerage and wastewater treatment, the need to deliver effective on-site sanitation via small domestic wastewater treatment systems remains essential for public and environmental health protection. 

This webinar will begin with an introduction to decentralised wastewater treatment, followed by a survey of the landscape of standards/regulations governing on-site wastewater systems performance certification internationally, with a focus on the relevant Australian context. It will then provide an overview of an Australian on-site wastewater treatment systems performance accreditation testing facility currently operating in South Australia, including an account of the facility’s operation, a description of some of the treatment systems being tested and their performance, and will give some stories of problems encountered and lessons learnt along the way.

Dr Michael Short, University of South Australia, is an environmental scientist with research expertise in urban water systems (water quality, wastewater treatment and water recycling), environmental microbiology and microbial ecology, sustainability and life cycle assessment. He has a keen interest in how environmental science can be applied to inform the development of better environmental management policy.

Presented by Ben Kele, Arris Water, and WasteWater Education 501(c)3. 

See: https://www.arris.com.au/water/ This is the fourth in a series of events from Australia we are hosting in May.

To view recordings of the previous events click on the images below:

Lake Gkula

Dr. Jake O’Brien
Professor Ted Gardner

Toward a Michigan Sanitary System Administrative Code

WasteWater Education was invited to speak to the Michigan Resource Stewards in Clare, MI on September 10, 2019.

Following the collapse of the 2018 attempt to force legislation, we have continued to build partnerships and work toward a better, more open and transparent consensus process.

Here is the presentation we provided both as a PDF and slide presentation.

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Greater Lakes: A Practical Guide to Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management & the Role of Green Infrastructure.

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Greater Lakes: Reconnecting the Great Lakes Water Cycle is pleased to release A Practical Guide to Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management & the Role of Green Infrastructure.

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. developed this guide for our project. Its aim is to help municipalities that are considering implementing integrated water resources management to gain an understanding the value of and what is involved in creating an IWRM plan. The Guide provides a description of the planning steps to go through, a summary of the type of information that should be considered, and a series of questions that can guide a municipality to a logical position.  The guide puts a particular focus on the role of green infrastructure in IWM. The Guide can be found on the Greater Lakes project at http://glc.org/files/GreaterLakes-ECT-IWM-How-To-Guide-Final-20160510.pdf.

We’d appreciate feedback on any use that you make of this Guide.
Please share this Guide with others who you think may be interested and put a link to it on your website.
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We have just released a reporting entitled “Making Cents from Integrated Water Management: Financial Considerations for Municipalities Related to Water Conservation and Green Infrastructure” Thanks to all of you for the comments you made on the first draft. The report is available at http://glc.org/files/projects/greaterlakes/GreaterLakes-Financial-Implications-Summary-Report-20160513.pdf.
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Greater Lakes Green Infrastructure Optimization Tool
This on-line tool was developed for the Greater Lakes project by Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. to generate stormwater runoff volumes, identify the surface areas needed to manage those volumes and then compare the costs of various green management practices to manage the predicted volume. The estimates from the Greater Lakes Green Infrastructure Optimization Tool are for scoping and comparison purposes, and are intended to identify potential retention volumes. Once a management practice approach is selected, there are other tools/calculators that can provide more precision in the estimates prior to proceeding to final design. The results allow the user to make informed decisions, including cost comparisons with traditional detention basin systems when making stormwater management decisions. The on-line tool is available athttp://glc.org/projects/water-resources/greater-lakes/greater-lakes-green-infrastructure-optimization-tool/    

Please let us know if you have any questions on the tool and, above all, let us know how it works for you when you try it out. Please share this tool with your colleagues.
The detailed report on ecological impacts in the six communities we focused on and detail on green infrastructure methods and the projects we conducted in some of those municipalities: http://glc.org/files/GreaterLakes-ECT-Withdrawals-Dicharges-GI-6-Municipalities-Final-20160510.pdf
 
John

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John Jackson
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Kitchener N2H 4R1
519-744-7503
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