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Addressing Contaminants of Emerging Concern



By Shane Trussell, PhD, P.E. - Engineered treatment systems can be designed to remove compounds, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds, that are commonly detected in wastewater effluents through new analytical techniques.

To learn how to address CECs, click here.

Understanding the Risk Adjusted Discount Rate for Infrastructure Projects



By Michael Storan - Recent challenges have put an increased focus on public agencies to reduce capital spending through more cost effective solutions to provide public services. Public agencies across the world have increasingly looked to leverage the expertise of the private sector.

To learn how to make an accurate assessment of the total cost of water infrastructure, click here.

Water-Aware Company

Guinness has committed to improve water efficiency by 30%, reduce water wasted at water-stressed sites by 50%, and reduce the polluting power of wastewater by 60%, all by 2015.

To read their Sustainability Report, click here.
 

Radical Biology

Wastewater treatment facilities are living machines with an incredible capacity to treat contamination created by ordinary human activity.

Did you know that this work is performed by microorganisms?

To learn more about this radical biology, click here.

Technology Spotlight by Erin Hubbard, P.E.

 
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