August 28, 2015

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

John H. Barnes, member since 1972, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Peter Robert Bilstad, member since 1979, North Dakota Water Environment Association. Charles E. Bohac, member since 1972, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Michael W. Callahan, member since 1973, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. James A. Culler, member since 1973, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association. Stephen D’Achino, member since […]

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August 28, 2015

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WEF Submits Comments to Federal Trade Commission on Wipes and Claims of “Flushability”

On June 17, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning wipe manufacturers’ claims of their product’s “flushability” and about how these products should be labeled. The comments were related to a proposed FTC consent agreement with Nice-Pak Products Inc. (Orangeburg, N.Y.). WEF’s comments support the […]

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August 27, 2015

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WEF Announces Winners of 2015 Stormwater Video Competition

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. The 2015 StormTV Project received almost 150 submissions, including more international submissions than any year prior. More than 35 expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected winners based on message communication and quality as well as content matter and […]

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August 26, 2015

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WEF Ranks 61 Among Small Companies on Top Workplaces 2015 List

WEF staff show support for the WATER'S WORTH IT message by wearing campaign shirts. WEF photo/Grace Hulse.

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) employees value working for the organization as evidenced by a ranking of 61 among small companies and 118 overall on a Washington Post Top Workplaces 2015 list. The ranking of 150 top places to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is based solely on employee feedback obtained from […]

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August 25, 2015

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From the President: WEF Hits the Bullseye for Meeting 2015 Goals

The annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is just around the corner. WEFTEC® 2015, which will be held in Chicago, marks a new cycle for WEF and the organization’s leaders. At the event, I will complete my term as WEF president. In addition, Sandra Ralston, Charles Bott, Garry Macdonald, […]

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August 24, 2015

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WEF Urges Congress To Fund SRF Programs

On June 18, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted for its version of FY16 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, and on June 16, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed its version. Both bills include major cuts to the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, riders to block the Clean Water Rule, […]

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August 23, 2015

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WEF Introduces the Stormwater Institute

On June 24, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced the establishment of the WEF Stormwater Institute, a new venture to address the growing issue of stormwater and urban runoff. The WEF Stormwater Institute will serve as a center for excellence and a resource for stormwater practitioners and regulator communities. By being housed within […]

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August 22, 2015

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WEF Letter Thanks Senators for WIFIA Fix

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has sent a letter to two leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, thanking them for including a correction to a water infrastructure financing program in a bill primarily about highways — S.1647, Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. WEF […]

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