June 30, 2018

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June 2018 Digest

Featured Other News New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors After retiring from service in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. The New England Water Environment Association (WEA) launched the Water Warriors program in 2017 to help recruit more folks like Price. Azevedo […]

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June 30, 2018

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Deadline Approaches To Make Committee Leadership Council Nominations

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council seeks nominations for three Communities of Practice director positions. Director positions last for 2 years beginning after WEFTEC 2018.  Submit your application by July 31 if you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and an understanding of WEF […]

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June 29, 2018

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U.S. EPA Extends Deadline To Apply for WIFIA Loan

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The deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the extension during a meeting with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector associations on May 15. Pruitt also sent […]

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June 28, 2018

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Podcasts Cover Green Infrastructure, Microbes, Water Policy, and Scarcity

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Adriana Calderelli, program director of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), and others discuss the […]

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June 27, 2018

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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June 26, 2018

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WEF Takes on Coordination of Water Clusters Program

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is coordinating the Water Technology Innovation Clusters Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the program to form regional partnerships between businesses, government groups, research institutions, and other organizations focused on developing innovative technologies to provide clean and reliable water. Currently, the program includes a network […]

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June 25, 2018

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U.S. EPA Holds Summit on PFAS

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a National Leadership Summit to discuss per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), May 22–23. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) staff and members attended alongside representatives from more than 40 states, tribes, and territories; 20 federal agencies; congressional staff; and other organizations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt presented EPA’s four-step action […]

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June 25, 2018

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Larry K. Hanes, member since 1977, Ohio Water Environment Association. Robert B. Williams, member since 1974, California Water Environment Association.

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