April 24, 2015

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Michael Baugher, member since 1975, Water Environment Association of Texas. Wayne T. Grandin, member since 1978, California Water Environment Association. Robert T. McCarty, member since 1975, Water Environment Association of Texas. John R. Westendorf, member since 1978, Water Environment Association of Texas.

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April 23, 2015

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Energy, Nutrient, and Heat Recovery Featured at Water and Energy 2015 Conference

Water professionals can learn about the technology behind and the regulation involved in recovering energy, nutrients, heat, and other resources from wastewater at Water and Energy 2015: Opportunities for Energy and Resource Recovery in the Changing World. The conference and exhibition takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 8–10. […]

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April 21, 2015

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Move Fast To Share the Quick Fix!

The time has arrived to enter the fourth annual WEFTEC Ingenuity Contest WEFTEC® 2015 is hosting the fourth annual Ingenuity Contest. The contest submission portal is open now until June 5. This competition recognizes your ability to solve a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and your ingenuity and imagination. So, […]

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April 20, 2015

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Fifth Annual U.S. Water Prize Winners Announced

The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA; Washington, D.C.) announced the winners of the 5th annual U.S. Water Prize that honors organizations with strategies promoting the value of water as well as the power of innovating and integrating for water sustainability. The winners, selected to represent the municipal, nonprofit, and business sectors, were the City of San […]

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April 17, 2015

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Submit Videos for the 2015 StormTV Project

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will be accepting videos of innovative stormwater programs, practices, products, and public outreach until June 1. For the fourth year, WEF is hosting the StormTV Project, an annual video competition. The competition recognizes and highlights the work of stormwater professionals, while collecting and sharing ideas so communities can […]

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April 17, 2015

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WEF Hosts Congressional Briefing on USGS Groundwater Quality Findings

On March 6, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), the Northeast-Midwest Institute (Washington, D.C.), and the National Ground Water Association (Westerville, Ohio) hosted a briefing before U.S. Congress on new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) findings about the quality of groundwater in the U.S. During the last two decades, USGS scientists assessed water quality in more […]

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April 10, 2015

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WEF Submits Comments on Dental Amalgam Effluent Guidelines Rule

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), as well as many other organizations, submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the potential impact of proposed dental-amalgam effluent requirements. The proposal would require dental offices to comply with rules for controlling the discharge of dental amalgam pollutants into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) […]

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April 9, 2015

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From the President: The Changing of the Guard

The Cuyahoga River, which runs through Cleveland, caught fire 13 times since 1868. It’s been nearly 46 years since the last time the river burned. That 1969 oil-slick river-fire was memorialized on the cover of Time Magazine; the image became a national symbol for water pollution and environmental degradation and fueled public concern for the […]

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