NWRI is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Orange County, California, which administers independent advisory panels that help protect public health by providing unbiased, thirdparty, expert review of state, regional, and local water resources management practices.
The City of Tampa is evaluating indirect potable reuse to optimize and integrate community water supply and environmental sustainability investments. NWRI has engaged a Panel of technical experts to review the City’s foundational planning documents and will work collaboratively with City staff to schedule a teleconference meeting with the Panel.
This award is given to a member of the Association who is not involved in a leadership role but who has been very active behind the scenes to further the goals and vision of the Association and has contributed significantly to the Association.
Dr. Glen Daigger and Dr. Nancy Love, with their co-authors have been selected by ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2021 Wesley W. Horner Award for the paper, “Progress and Promise Transitioning to the One Water/Resource Recovery Integrated Urban Water Management Systems,” that appeared in the October 2019 issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering.
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Professor Lutgarde Raskin delivered a keynote lecture on the role of biofilms in anaerobic biotechnologies for resource recovery from waste streams with a focus on anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactors. This research was led by Tim Fairley in collaboration with Steve Skerlos. Professor Raskin also participated in a Panel Discussion on the Grand Challenges and Critical Needs for Biofilm Processes in the Water Sector with the other keynote speakers.
Shilva Shrestha, a PhD student in the Raskin research group, presented her dissertation research on the application of anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactors to improve chain elongation technology.
Kate Dowdell, a PhD candidate in the Raskin research group, co-organized a pre-conference workshop on building plumbing biofilms with researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology (EAWAG), the University of Poitiers, University of Sheffield, and the Norwegian Foundation for Industrial and Technical Research (SINTEF).
On Dec 6, 2020, Prof. Glen Daigger (lead organizer), Prof. Robert Nerenberg (University of Notre Dame), Jeff Peeters (SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions), Dwight Houweling, and John McConomy (OXYMEM) organized a workshop regarding Current Status and Emerging Applications of MABR. With 192 Attendant involved in heated discussions, the workshop was a great success!
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Featuring such notable individuals as Liam Neesom (narrator), Matt Damon, Jaden Smith, and our own Professor Glen Daigger, this documentary tells the positive story about how global water problems are being addressed. In doing this it also demonstrates the wide variety of emerging approaches that are proving effective in different contexts. We need this positive message at this time in our history of addressing global water issues.
Several members of the Environmental Biotechnology Group recently received awards and fellowships!
Avery Carlson received the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)’s Martha Hahn Memorial Award, which is presented to the highest-rated abstract in the Municipal Symposium track. Avery received the award for his paper, “Troubleshooting Long-term Biofouling by Dispersed Bacteria in Full-scale Membrane Bioreactor.”
Shilva Shrestha received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues. Shilva’s research involves the recovery of medium chain carboxylic acids (MCCAs) from diverse organic waste streams such as food waste, with heavy emphasis on brewery waste.
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Dr. Lutgarde Raskin was honored with the Ardern-Lockett award at the International Water Association’s 2019 Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Conference (MEWE2019). The award recognizes outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field of Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering. Dr. Raskin’s work strives to use sustainable design approaches to understand and improve the engineered water cycle microbiome.
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Dr. Glen Daigger has been elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Foreign Member is the very highest honor bestowed on engineers by China as it is exceptionally rare to be elected as a Foreign Member. Professor Daigger is a leader of the environmental engineering field who has made significant contributions to the field by growing trans-Pacific collaborations between the US and Chinese environmental engineering communities over his illustrious career in industry and academia. At the University of Michigan, he has been a driving force behind new strategic engagements between the university and Chinese universities including the recently announced 3-2 Accelerated Masters Program with Tsinghua University’s School of the Environment.
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