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Dr. Glen Daigger serves on the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Independent Advisory Panel (Panel) as the chair

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.


Dr. Glen Daigger and Dr. Nancy Love have won the 2021 Wesley W. Horner Award from ASCE!

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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Dr. Lutgarde Raskin, Shilva Shrestha, Kate Dowdell Delivered Talks at The 2020 IWA Biofilm Virtual Conference

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).

 


MABR Workshop on The 2020 IWA Biofilm Virtual Conference

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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(1) Presentation Slides

(2) Breakout Session Notes (Please use ‘Open a new tab’ to download)

 


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