In January 2017, the sponsors awarded 32 staff members from 11 utilities  with travel scholarships. A map of the recipients trips in 2017 is provided below.  

If you have questions about a technology that you would like the recipient to ask as part of their visit, please contact the recipient. As visits are completed, trip reports, photos, and videos are posted below for sharing findings with the water quality community.  

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Please contact Water Technology Collaboration Manager Fidan Karimova with any questions.

2017 Trip Locations, Reports, and Videos



Technology & Utility Visiting

Time Frame

 Trip Report Video 

City of Boulder

EBPR optimization at Clean Water Services Durham and Rock Creek WRFs

May/June 2017

PDF  YouTube

City of Jackson

Ovivo Mem-TAD system at Lewes, Delaware Water Reclamation Facility

March 2017


City of Raleigh

THP at Thames Water; Shortcut side stream nitrogen removal at Thames Water; Cambi at Cambi Production Facility; Shortcut Nitrogen Removal Side Stream Treatment Systems at United Utilities UK; Anita Mox in Boras, Sweden; DEMON Process in Nieuwveer, Netherlands

April-June 2017

Sidestream Shortcut Nitrogen Removal

THP Thames Water (PDF)


Greeley Water Pollution
Control Facility

Shortcut Nitrogen Removal at Hampton Roads Sanitation District and DC Water

April 23-28, 2017

Available soon.  Available soon.

Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

Exelys at Esholt; Cambi at Seafield; Thermal Hydrolysis - Mesophillic at Oxford; Belt Dryers- Hot Water Exploitation at Huddersfield; GE Monsal Biological Hydrolysis at Aberdeen Nigg; GE Monsal sequential gas mixing technology at Davyhulme; Advanced Anaerobic Digestion and Biowaste at Avonmounth

January-June, 2017

PDF  YouTube

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Zero Angle Photo Spectrometer (ZAPS) at City of Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant

Early 2017

 PDF YouTube

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Class A biosolids soil blending process and Business practice of using capability maturity models to improve the ability to manage risk and improve utility services at DC Water

May 2017

 PDF YouTube

Trinity River Authority of Texas

Ostara Pearl at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

May 16-18, 2017

 PDF  YouTube

Washoe County Community Services Department

Ozone-biological activated carbon and advanced oxidation (ultra-violet), membrane-based treatment systems, soil aquifer treatment processes and expertise to achieve potable reuse at HRSD

July 10-21, 2017

 PDF  YouTube