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Wastewater Lagoon Systems

This blog was written by Gregory Hinds. Sustainable Wastewater Management in Latin America: Failures, Successes, and New Strategies On February 20th, 2015, Dr. Stewart Oakley, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico visited the University
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#Reclaimis… 2015 Video and Photo Campaign

People use nutrients, energy, and water resources every day. However, many of these resources are becoming scarce. Thus, the Reclaim social media team is developing a video campaign to address this issue. We need your help, show us how you or someone else are Reclaiming these resource
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Reclaim Is a Business Opportunity

Contributors to blogpost: Christy Prouty, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Eric Koenig,  Anthropology, University of South Florida This week’s blog will showcase yet another wastewater reclamation opportunity—Mr. Luis Garcia’s Ecofriendly Solutions®—demonstrating how, in Beli
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Reclaim Is… Toilet to Tap, Showers to Flowers, Poop to Potable, Defecate to Drinkikate

Books like the “Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis ” and “The Big Necessity” do a pretty good job at setting the stage for how we deal with wastewater. Or don’t. What do you call it? How do you discuss it? What is done with yours once it leaves your body? The
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Reclaim Is… Effective multimedia for nutrient management

Reclaim Is… What a great time to launch the Spring 2015 “Reclaim Is…” seminar. A week ago the world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates, premiered a video where he can be seen drinking treated effluent from a pilot wastewater treatment plant in Seattle. The two minute video of the Omniproces
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Collaborations between Engineering, Social Science, Public Health, Agriculture, Natural Science

Systems that recover resources from waste are central to development. However, there are often financial and technological trade-offs associated with the cost of recovery of energy, water, and nutrients from waste. Non-traditional partnerships between stakeholders from multiple sector
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Smarter cities, one conversation at a time…

When I think about infrastructure, a computer company is not the first thing that comes to mind. IBM is looking to change that. Through their SmarterPlanet initiative, IBM is developing technology to integrate infrastructure, operations and people to create the sustainable cities of t
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Free Global Health Webinars

Unite For Sight’s Global Health University will be holding two free global health webinars about “Tools for Responsible Global Engagement” (April 24) and about “Sustainability and Innovation in Global Health” (May 1).  Both webinars are free and designed
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Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia

Storify by USF Reclaim Tue, Jan 21 2014 05:57:36 Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia Summary of the discussion hosted on Jan. 17, 2014 by USF Reclaim (http://usf-reclaim.org/), about a case study of microbial risk assessment for lettuce irrigation in Bo
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Recent publications on the use of stabilization ponds in wastewater treatment and resource recovery systems

Stabilization ponds are a technology that has been used for over 3,000 years to treat wastewater, yet they are still one of the most commonly-used wastewater treatment technologies today. They utilize natural sunlight and indigenous communities of bacteria and algae to achieve treatme
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