August 25, 2016

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WEF and DC Water Launch National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) have launched the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) website. As part of the WEF Stormwater Institute, NGICP consists of a growing group of utility organizations from across the nation working to develop the program that will provide certification for green infrastructure (GI) […]

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August 24, 2016

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From the President: WEF on the Move

Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Less than two months remain before WEFTEC® 2016, which marks the end of my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president. As I look back on this year, I realize how much has been accomplished. WEF is on the move. Our strong reputation for collaboration, innovation, and education continues to grow. The WEF brand […]

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August 23, 2016

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LIFT Toolbox Holds Information and Resources for Member Associations

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) not only connect water and wastewater sector professionals — often, they also are instrumental in the spread of new technologies and practices that revolutionize how engineers, decision-makers, and utilities approach the upkeep of water systems. Through the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), WEF and the […]

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August 19, 2016

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Putting Wastewater Designs to the Test During WEFTEC 2016 Student Design Competition

A record number of teams is set to compete in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition at WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans. This year’s Student Design Competition will feature 15 teams from 16 different schools, making it the largest field of contenders since the competition began in 2002. The Student Design […]

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August 18, 2016

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WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient Works To Improve the Water Sector

Christine Dykstra wants to change the paradigm of wastewater treatment from simply removing contaminants to recovering resources and energy. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) doctoral student adds receipt of the 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship to her growing list of achievements. The scholarship, awarded every year to a […]

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August 17, 2016

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New Features Introduced in WEFCOM Discussions

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announces a new suite of updates to WEFCOM, the online platform that allows WEF members to connect with each other. Among new features added to the WEFCOM discussion-post editor are a “preview” function, accessible under the “view” drop-down menu, and a more streamlined way to alter the appearance […]

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August 16, 2016

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Register and Prepare for the Stormwater Congress

The WEFTEC 2015 Stormwater Congress showcased technical content in a facility tour, sessions, and this luncheon. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Heading to New Orleans for WEFTEC® 2016 this September? Take advantage of a variety of stormwater-focused presentations during the 2016 Stormwater Congress, now in its fourth year. The Stormwater Congress provides access to more than 15 specifically tailored technical sessions and workshops on such topics as stormwater policies and regulation, effects and mitigation of flooding, […]

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August 12, 2016

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WEF Pushes Congress To Act on WRDA

On July 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with 15 water quality groups and local government associations to continue urging Congress to enact HR 5303 and S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, the organizations encouraged legislators to expedite the […]

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