News | August 18, 2014

Water Environment Federation Releases Three New Publications

Source: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC 2017

Special books highlight timely issues of resource recovery, wet weather and green infrastructure implementation

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces an important addition to its diverse resource library with the release of three new publications. Available for purchase in WEF’s online Marketplace, the three special publications focus on the timely water quality issues of resource recovery, wet weather design, and green infrastructure implementation.

Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides professionals involved in the field with a comprehensive reference of current design and operational practices for dealing with the unique challenges associated with the proper management of wet weather flows. Developed by Chris Tabor of Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. and Julian Sandino of CH2M HILL, and 63 other technical experts, this peer-reviewed publication is intended as a companion to Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, 5th Edition, MOP 8. It focuses on providing a wet weather flow management perspective to the subject matter previously covered by the widely relied upon design practitioner resource. Going beyond MOP 8 by including operational-oriented considerations related to wet weather events, the text is composed of 16 chapters, grouped around planning and configuration for wet weather events in water resource recovery facilities and facility processes.

Due to the growing pressures on increasingly limited environmental resources, it is critical that facilities worldwide take steps towards recycling a greater number of otherwise lost resources (water, nutrients, energy) from the waste stream. Developed by Task Force Chair Art Umble of MWH Americas, Inc. and Vice-Chair Leon Downing of Donohue and Associates, as well as 66 technical experts, Moving Toward Resource Recovery Facilities, is a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on the importance of moving away from waste and toward value streams. Providing an overview of the fundamental drivers for resource recovery—from wastewater and presenting the basic case for resource recovery—this special publication provides an overview of state-of-the-art technological approaches to resources recovery and provides general guidance on the applicability of recovery technologies for the cross section of facility types.

Developed by Task Force Chair Carol Hufnagel of Tetra Tech and Vice-Chair Nancy Rottle of the University of Washington, as well as 75 technical experts, Green Infrastructure Implementation provides actionable information that promotes the implementation of green infrastructure. Unlike most publications, which focus on technical design of individual green elements, this peer-reviewed book tackles topics that relate directly to the ability to implement green infrastructure. The collection of programmatic and planning topics is unique in current literature, and covers a range of issues from stormwater to public education. Green Infrastructure Implementation identifies obstacles and provides guidance in possible approaches to overcoming them at the programmatic level. It also provides clear and actionable suggestions as to the selection and planning of green infrastructure at different scales and identifies considerations for implementation based on type of practice and specific geographic considerations. Each topic details an assessment of barriers and potential challenges and includes case studies that show how they can be addressed. For more information, visit

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About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC 2017