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 (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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About the Water Tower
Gwinnett County has a reputation for being proactive, especially when it comes to water. The F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Facility, constructed in the early 2000s, is still considered one of the most advanced water reclamation facilities on the Eastern Seaboard. The leadership on the County Commission and at the Department of Water Resources started talking about creating a water innovation center several years ago. Although it has taken a bit longer than hoped and has gone through iterations, the dream that has become The Water Tower is coming to fruition.
Over the next several years, development of an innovation campus will become reality. Testing and demonstrating new technologies has begun at our active demonstration space. With a focus on digital technologies, which have an enormous amount of potential to positively impact water utility efficiencies, The Water Tower will be able to visually display results from technologies being demonstrated.
The Water Tower, officially launched in 2019 and consisting of a 501c3 and 501c4 nonprofit, supports applied research, technology innovation, workforce development and public engagement around water to foster positive impacts on Gwinnett County, the region, the Southeast, and beyond.
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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.