EPA announced on July 8 that it is launching a new on-line tool for scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing that was built by Purdue University with support from the agency.  The Integrated Environmental Modeling Hub (iemHUB) allows environmental researchers to analyze environmental problems and combine environmental models so that a better understanding of the environment can be developed – everything from keeping beaches clean to predicting climate effects. EPA uses integrated modeling assessments to inform decision making in support of its broad mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. With the website, the agency is providing a state-of-the-art resource to the environmental modeling community.  The iemHUB supports the development of integrated models and their use in conducting research and informing the decision making process.  The iemHUB is being released by the EPA-supported Community of Practice for Integrated Environmental Modeling (CIEM).  The Community of Practice is an informal collaborative organization that was set-up by EPA and other scientists to advance the state of the science and technology related to integrated modeling.

SARBS presents their 17th Annual Collections Training Seminar on Thursday July 22 at the Huntington Beach Public Library.

CWEA members $35 / $60 non. CWEA contact hours available.


Topics include:

  • Sewer Systems Maintenance
  • CWEA update
  • Plastics in the Marine
  • Tracking down the root of our sanitary sewers
  • FOG inspection training
  • Safety
  • Vendor training
  • Collections system case study
  • And always fun exhibitor booths and prize drawings – including a drawing for a flat screen TV!!


Over 100 people are registered to attend this training event!

P&ID 101 – An engineering bootcamp to help you with reading, designing and understanding process & instrumentation diagrams. 3 CWEA contact hours.

Wednesday, Sept. 29th
11:00am – 3:00pm
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Conference Rooms E & F
1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier
Please check in with Security in the main lobby.

$50 CWEA members, $60 non, $25 students/retired.


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The California Assembly unanimously passed AB283, the first step toward allowing bio-cremation, an alternative to burial and incineration. The bill, which uses alkoline hydrolysis to dispose of human remains, next goes to the Senate for review.

The process produces a sterile liquid that is not harmful and can be disposed of at a water treatment plant, supporters contend.

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Due to popular demand the San Francisco Bay Section Collection Systems Committee will be holding a repeat of the Large Diameter Pipe, Force Mains and Siphons Maintenance training on July 28, 2010 at the City of Foster City Community Center. To reserve your spot contract Patricia DeRouen of Restoration Management at (510) 377-1855 or [email protected]. For more information, please see the Large Diameter Pipe Maintenance Seminar Flyer.