November 30, 2017

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November 2017 Digest

Featured Other News Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what […]

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November 30, 2017

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Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

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November 30, 2017

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Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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November 29, 2017

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White House Briefing Lays Out Administration Funding Priorities

On Oct. 10, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff attended a meeting at the White House that outlined the Donald Trump administration’s priorities and plans for increased investment in water infrastructure. During the meeting, several administration officials also answered questions from water sector leaders. Officials attending included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, […]

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November 29, 2017

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2018 Water Leadership Institute Applicants Eligible for Scholarship

Apply now to participate in the 2018 Water Leadership Institute. This Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) program helps emerging water sector leaders develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. Participants can engage in management training and leadership development through online and in-person meetings […]

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November 29, 2017

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WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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November 29, 2017

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WEF Announces MS4 Award Winners

On Oct. 2, municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements were recognized during the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2017. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented 13 municipalities with National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. The awards, developed by WEF in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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November 26, 2017

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WEF Joins in Asking Congress To Support the 2018 Farm Bill

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined more than 20 organizations in co-signing consensus recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. The document, released on Sept. 27, calls on the U.S. Congress to increase funding in the bill and to strengthen conservation efforts to ensure farmer, ranchers, and foresters can effectively access those programs. The […]

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