Michigan Water Environment Association


- Project/Committee Seminar Presentations

Name:Water Resource Recovery Facilities of the Future
Contact:Brian Hannon <bhannon@mbce.com>

Description:
In a 2011 Position Statement on Renewable Energy Generation, the Water Environment Federation stated that “WEF believes that wastewater treatment plants are not waste disposal facilities, but rather water resource recovery facilities that produce clean water, recover nutrients (such as phosphorus and nitrogen), and have the potential to reduce the nation’s dependence upon fossil fuel through the production and use of renewable energy.”
In 2013, The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), released the Water Resources Utility of the Future… Blueprint for Action. The document was prepared because of the unprecedented challenges faced by wastewater agencies and the need to change traditional ways of thinking to meet these challenges.
In 2015, an interagency work group composed of the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Energy, and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a report on an Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop, which stated, “As water treatment facilities, pipes, and related infrastructure in cities around the country approach the end of their expected service life, a unique window of opportunity exists to replace the aging infrastructure with the WRRF of the Future—reducing stress on energy systems, decreasing air and water pollution, building resiliency, and driving local economic activity.”

Calendar of Events:
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Presentations Available:

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Water Resource Recovery Utility of the Future04/08/16"Water Resource Recovery Utility of the Future" presented by Ed McCormick, McCormick Strategic Water Management & WEF Past President on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/McCormick - Water Resource Utility of the Future.pdf
Solids & Nutrient Metrics and Baselines04/08/16"Solids & Nutrient Metrics and Baslines" presented by Charles Hill, MDEQ on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Hill - WWRL Summit Solids Nutrient Metrics Baseline Presentation C Hill.pdf
Michigan WRRF Energy Metrics04/08/16"Michigan WRRF Energy Metrics" presented by Chris Conn, MDEQ Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Conn - Energy Metrics-Baseline Benchmarks.pdf
Roadmaps to Energy and Nutrient Recovery04/08/16"Roadmaps to Energy and Nutrient Recovery" presented by Barry Liner, WEF on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Liner_ Energy & Nutrient Roadmaps.pdf
Energy Production & Efficiency and Resource Recovery Research Programs04/08/16"Energy Production & Efficiency and Resource Recovery Research Programs" presented by Lauren Fillmore, WERF on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Fillmore - Barriers & Solutions to Energy Efficiency & Recovery.pdf
DOE Technical Assistance Resources for WRRFs04/08/16"DOE Technical Assistance Resources for WRRFs" presented by Scott Hutchins, US Dept. of Energy on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Hutchins - DOE Technical Assistance Resources for WRRFs.pdf
Energy Neutral Opportunities04/08/16"Energy Neutral Opportunities" presented by Steve Tarallo, Black & Veatch on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Tarallo - Energy Neutrality Opportunities.pdf
Sustainability and Innovation04/08/16"Sustainability and Innovation" presented by Nancy Love, University of Michigan on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Love_Innovation and Utility-University Partnerships.pdf
National Regulatory & Legislative Update04/08/16"National Regulatory & Legislative Update" presented by Adam Krantz, NACWA on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Water Resource Recovery Leadership Summit in East Lansing, MI.
http://www.mi-wea.org/docs/Krantz - National Regulatory & Legislative Update.pdf