Winter 2009

Wisconsin's Water Library

Water Library Launches 'AquaLog' Blog

Looking for an online source of up-to-date, water-related news, publications and resources for Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region? Check out Wisconsin’s Water Library’s “AquaLog” at!

The Water Library chose to incorporate blog technology into its new Web site ( as a way to connect with library patrons, water researchers, and Great Lakes residents on a daily basis. In this era of information overload, the library staff hopes AquaLog can provide an organized way to share information on current trends in the water field and new, useful, and reliable resources. AquaLog posts are searchable by topic, and a monthly archive is available.

The blog highlights resources provided by such organizations as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and many others.

If you wish to receive notices of updates to the blog, you can sign up for an RSS feed on the Web site. The library staff welcomes comments and suggestions at the Ask Water page.

Wastewater Treatment Manuals Now Available

Wisconsin’s Water Library partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Wastewater Operator’s Association (WWOA) to make available technical manuals that support the educational needs of current and ­potential wastewater operators around Wisconsin.

These manuals aid the 2,000 WWOA members in preparing for their required license examinations as well as support their ongoing educational needs.

The library will catalog, house, and loan essential technical manuals purchased by WWOA. These include:

Advanced Waste Treatment: A Field Study Training Program
by Kenneth D. Kerri. Sacramento: California State University Sacramento Foundation, 2006.

Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants
New York: WEF Press; McGraw Hill, 2008. 3 volumes.

Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Field Study Training Program
Sacramento: California State University Sacramento Foundation, 2007.

Operation Of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants Study Guide
New York: WEF Press, McGraw Hill, 2007.

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
by Frank R. Spellman. Boca Raton, Fla.: Lewis Publishers, 2003.

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