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|10/24/2017||Removal of Nutrients and Trace Organic Contaminants in Stormwater Treatment Systems |
This webcast will explore the results of Enhanced Removal of Nutrient and Trace Organic Contaminants in Pilot-Scale Stormwater Treatment Systems
(project #4567). The objective of this study was to provide guidance on the design and operation of systems for controlling nutrient and trace organic contaminant releases to surface waters. The work included replicate column studies in the field and the laboratory using various media in different combinations. The goal was to inform the design of cost-effective and sustainable urban stormwater management systems to control pollution and cleanse stormwater for use. This study supports the larger vision of development of modular, unit-process stormwater capture, treatment, and recharge (CTR) systems that incorporate the latest developments in natural systems-based pollution control technologies.
The webcast will discuss the tested stormwater treatment modules with different media using urban runoff from a watershed in Sonoma, California. The work included spiking stormwater with trace organic contaminants that may be found in urban runoff. The findings demonstrate a successful approach to controlling nitrate and trace organics in urban runoff with woodchips and biochar in combination. This advances the concept of stormwater CTR systems to achieve co-benefits of flood control, groundwater recharge, and water quality improvement.
This project was funded in partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
|10/31/2017||LIFT for Management Webinar|
Water utilities are complex businesses and it is challenging for utility leaders to efficiently manage the people, processes, and technology required to collect, treat, and deliver water and wastewater services. Tools exist to help utilities perform internal assessments, benchmark against peers, and identify metrics for performance improvement. However, there is a need to focus more on processes – to understand and document how a utility can work better. A research project is working to map common utility business processes in order to provide a high-level model of utility management. An important outcome of this project will be an integrated view of utility operations. Utilities are invited to learn more about this project and how your utility can get involved. This event is hosted by WE&RF.
|11/9/2017||Cost-Effective Condition Assessment for High-Consequence Water Mains|
This webcast will present and discuss a framework developed to support rational decision making on inspection and condition assessment of high-consequence pipelines. The framework, developed in Cost-Effective Condition Assessment for High-Consequence Water Mains
(project #4553), provides guidance and tools on how to select the most cost-effective inspection technology and how to schedule the next condition assessment for a high-consequence pipe or a group of pipes, given knowledge of historical performance, environmental and operational conditions, etc. Three case studies will be presented to showcase the salient features of the framework. In all, 37 case studies were submitted by 11 water utilities across USA and Canada for this project.