Nov 04, 2008

Water Environment Federation Launches New Website Features

New features include WaterBlog, Water Hero section and WEF’s Resources Library

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has launched the first phase of its program to use its website——to provide access to the world’s best science, engineering and technical practices for water quality improvement.

Visitors will find a redesigned, user-friendly site including new components such as WEF’s first “WaterBlog,” a new section called “Today’s Water Hero” and a major new library of resources called “Access Water Knowledge,” with comprehensive technical and educational material for water quality professionals.

WEF President Rebecca West is currently hosting the first WEF WaterBlog. The subject is “Virtual Water”—how much water is needed to produce the food, clothes and other goods and services.

Access Water Knowledge provides online access to WEF publications, including the new Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, a searchable database of papers presented at WEF conferences since 2000. It also incorporates Knowledge Centers for key information on biosolids, collection systems, infrastructure, membranes, microconstituents, nutrient removal, storm water, sustainability (energy and climate change), utility management, wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment design, industrial wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment operations, water reuse, water security, watershed management and wet weather.

These areas offer convenient access to information from WEF and other credible sources, including the latest technical research, books and articles and news features, as well as WEF’s training and networking opportunities for water quality professionals.

Phase II developments, including the addition of a more complete water library, are now underway. Slated to launch in 2009, the site will feature a new look and search system that will allow users easy access to the latest in water quality information, research and news.