WEFTEC 2012 Brochure. Water Environment Research Foundation scheduled events
Students Create New Guidance Document on Decentralized Systems.
Inspired by WERF’s project on When to Consider Distributed Systems in an Urban and Suburban Context, students at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, created a new guidance document on decentralized systems as part of their Master’s Thesis Project.
WERF is producing a Nutrient Impact Modeling Toolbox to help stakeholders select modeling approaches based on a variety of factors. The principal product of the project is to be a “ Nutrient Impact Modeling Toolbox” designed to help local governments, utilities, states, and other stakeholders select modeling approaches based on a variety of factors, including: 1) types of waterbodies; 2) biological, physical, and chemical response indicators relevant to waterbody types; 3) data availability; 4) modeling options and limitations; 5) regulatory applications associated with the various modeling options for derivation of water quality standard criteria, total maximum daily load allocations, effluent limits for point sources; 6) targets for nonpoint source best management practices; and 7) data and information for nutrient source trading. The planned result will be a process that will provide a quantitative connection between nutrient loads and ecological indicators of water quality standards designated uses.
Cincinnati is the place to be October 15-17 for the 3rd annual Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference. The meeting has become the focal point for urban leaders to drive the paradigm shift from gray to green and take the waste out of wastewater with resource recovery. Different from other more technical workshops on the topic, the Leadership Conference examines the equation for success that includes sociology, governance, partnership, funding, regulation, and most of all leadership. Strategic Sidebar conversations will allow leaders to put heads together to overcome the obstacles or share a vision for what’s ahead. Model cities will showcase their innovations and collaborations for success.
Extending The Cure. Robert Wood Johnson funded policy research project seeking to extend antibiotic effectiveness.
AWE Celebrates Its First Five Years!
On July 1, 2007 the Alliance for Water Efficiency officially began operating as North America’s premier voice for water efficiency. We exist because of the generosity of our members and donors. Please help us continue our important policy and program work. Donate to AWE!
The Sustainable Water Management Conference will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, April 7-10, 2013. This conference is geared toward professionals involved in all aspects of water resources and conservation.
Call for papers is open!
Pacific Institute: Reports.
The Water–Energy Simulator (WESim) is an easy-to-use analytical tool that can be used to evaluate the energy and greenhouse gas implications of water management decisions. The Excel-based model allows the user to explore a range of possible scenarios, such as increased demand for water resources, the development of alternative water and energy sources, and needed water treatment improvements resulting from emerging contaminants and stricter water-quality guidelines. WESim can be applied by individual water and energy utilities, groups of utilities, and policymakers and decision makers. A WESim User Manual and report, Implications of Future Water Supply Sources for Energy Demands, are provided, as well.