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COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT indicated that WRF does not duplicate research and is conscientious of this objective in research planning and proj-ect development. High interest research areas for 2017 funding opportunities and partnerships include energy, big data and data management, food waste pre-treatment for co-digestion, reuse, stormwater, water age, cyanotoxins, and CECs. —Sean O’Connell, Brown & Caldwell The presentations were diverse and applicable to utility needs. I learned most specifics from challenges and successes of operation groups presenting on instrumentation and controls, sludge granulation, and new technologies for solids treatment. Many ideas develop in the hallways running into familiar faces and having ad hoc conversations about the issues that keep us occupied and that we all seem to wrestle with no matter where we work. —Tanja Rauch-Williams, Carollo Engineers I was excited to realize that there are now so many potable reuse projects underway in geographies around the world—Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, West Coast, and Australia. We can now apply triple-bottom-line testing on the economic, environmental, and social impacts of direct potable reuse. This was not possible just a few years ago! —Jill Vandegrift, CDM Smith, WateReuse “Young Person of the Year” Cole Sigmon has worked for almost five years as the City of Boulder’s Waste-water Process Engineer. He received RMWEA WEF Financial Assistance to present during a technical session at WEFTEC 2016 and to participate in the 2016 WEF Water Leadership Institute. Cole is certified by the State of Colorado as a Class A Waste-water Operator and an Engineer Intern. ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATER JANUARY 2017 | 29


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