March 27, 2015

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WEF Sponsors Meetings To Set a Course for Direct Potable Reuse

An expert panel is working to chart a path forward for direct potable reuse of reclaimed water. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Water Research Institute (Fountain Valley, Calif.), WateReuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and American Water Works Association (Denver) is sponsoring a series of meetings to facilitate this work. On Jan. 21, the […]

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March 26, 2015

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Associations Collaborate To Address Wipes ‘Flushability’

A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced March 19 that they are working collaboratively to develop a new edition of guidelines. These guidelines will influence product design and support the marketing of nonwoven products as “flushable” with no adverse effects on wastewater systems. The associations also announced […]

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March 24, 2015

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WEF Releases Nutrient Roadmap Primer

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released the Nutrient Roadmap Primer Version 1.0. The document provides an introduction to the 25-Year Zero Net Impact Challenge and previews a Nutrient Roadmap book, which is scheduled to be released in 2015. In October 2013, WEF, the Environmental Defense Fund, and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread […]

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March 20, 2015

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WEF and WERF Collaborate on LIFT 2.0 To Advance Water Sector Innovation

WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill and Interim Executive Director of WERF Larry Jaworski signed an MOU to renew the WEF-WERF partnership for the second stage of the program — LIFT 2.0. WEF photo/Laura Leslie.

In February, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders gathered in Chicago to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing their partnership for the second stage of the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program. LIFT 2.0 lays out a path for accelerating, informing, promoting, and funding […]

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March 19, 2015

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WEF Offers Second Set of Comments on EPA’s Electronic Reporting Rule

On Jan. 30, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed comments in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Electronic Reporting Rule Supplemental Notice. The supplemental notice requested comments on specific areas of interest where changes to the rule had been made or were being considered. On Dec.12, WEF submitted its first set of […]

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March 17, 2015

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WEF Partners with University on Upcoming Water Microbiology Conference

Researchers and practitioners will gather to learn about microbiology and public health issues during the 2015 Water Microbiology Conference, May 18–22 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Water microbiology topics will range from watershed to human exposure. Specific topics will include current concerns in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting […]

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March 16, 2015

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WEF Offers Members Access to Energy Roadmap Executive Summary

The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management offers guidance for utilities to take advantage of sustainable energy sources. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers the executive summary of the book to members online at no cost and to nonmembers for $7. In 2012, WEF convened […]

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March 14, 2015

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WEF Nominating Committee Seeks Nominations for 2015

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. This mission is executed through the dedication and active involvement of WEF members. Join WEF leadership in advancing […]

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