Donohue’s Terry Boyer, PE is a presenter at the 78th Annual Regional Conferences of the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. His presentation is titled "Computer Modeling for Nutrient Removal" and covers the use of computer modeling with BioWin or GPS-X activated sludge models to address current permit changes requiring nutrient removal. Several real-world case studies will be presented demonstrating how modeling is used to predict performance of nutrient removal systems. The importance of wastewater characterization will be discussed as well as the use of modeling to predict effluent performance during construction of nutrient removal facilities.
Donohue’s Nathan Cassity is a presenter at the Michigan WEA Sustainable Energy Seminar on Thursday, October 13, 2016. His presentation is titled "Wyoming Clean Water Plant – Energy Efficiency Implementation" and is part of a panel discussion highlighting three energy efficiency projects in Michigan. There will also be a sponsor area that includes a Donohue booth. This annual seminar is for anyone who works in the water environment and is interested in developing an ongoing energy program, current energy developments, career enhancement/networking, and earning continuing education credits.
Receiving the Clean Energy Community Award is the product of progressive and thoughtful leadership fueled by a City-wide culture committed to protecting the environment and the financial wellbeing of the families and business that pay for City services. More specifically, it is a direct result of the City’s Renewable Energy and Efficiency Initiative. This initiative includes four distinct projects, one of which is the Energy Efficiency and Biogas (E2B) Project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). In 2014, the City established energy-reductions goals for the WRRF: a 25% reduction in energy purchased by Year 2019, a 50% reduction by Year 2024, and a 75% reduction by Year 2034. The City expects to exceed its Year 2034 goal in early 2017 after the E2B Project and other renewable-energy and energy-saving improvements are commissioned.
The 50th Annual Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association (WWOA) Conference is taking place October 11-14 in La Crosse and features presentations from Donohue professionals. Learn more at wwoa.org.
More than 100 volunteers from the water and wastewater industry recently spent a day installing green infrastructure landscaping on the grounds of City Hall in New Orleans. The 9th annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) community service project was organized by Students and Young Professionals of WEF. The new landscaping includes two bioswales to alleviate street flooding and protect local waterways by capturing, filtering, and conveying stormwater runoff from City Hall structures. With its location in downtown New Orleans at City Hall, the project is highly visible in the community, helping promote awareness of these stormwater solutions and their benefits.
The 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is taking place September 24-28 in New Orleans and features presentations from Donohue professionals. Learn more at weftec.org.
Donohue’s Chris Safford, PE is a featured presenter at the Missouri WEA Stormwater / Watershed Management Conference on Monday, September 19, 2016. His presentation is titled "Faxon Creek Watershed Study (City of Superior, WI) – The benefits of 2 Dimensional Stormwater Modeling". This annual conference provides an overview of various stormwater and watershed issues, discusses specific solutions, and provides an overview and updates regarding the State rules and regulations regarding stormwater.
The Indiana Water Environment Association's Annual Conference is taking place August 17-19 in Indianapolis and features presentations from Donohue professionals. Learn more here.
The City of Eau Claire recently hosted an open house for local government officials to showcase the major upgrades that have taken place at their 11.5-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment facility. The $39 million project was the culmination of a collaborative Donohue/City partnership that spanned a decade of planning, phased design and construction, startup, and training assistance.
Eric Lynne, PE, ENV SP was recently nominated as the 2016-19 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Delegate by the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA). Eric has...