Archive | October, 2012

October 2012 at a Glance

October 31, 2012

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Featured Other News WEF’s Water for Jobs Campaign Promotes Water Infrastructure Investment The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is spreading the word that investing in water infrastructure is an investment in American jobs and America’s future. WEF’s Matt Ries Learns About Wastewater Energy Innovations from European Experts Matt Ries, chief technical officer at the […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

October 31, 2012

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Keith Dobie, member since Jan. 1, 1976, New England Water Environment Association. Robin Michael Loudon, member since Jan. 1, 1974, Water Environment Association of Ontario. Eric L. Rogers, member since Jan. 1, 1975, North Carolina Water Environment Association. H. David Stensel, member since Jan. 1, 1967, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. Michael G. Thorne, member since Jan. […]

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WEF Participates in White House Conference on Green Infrastructure

October 30, 2012

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On Sept. 20, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Executive Director Jeff Eger participated as a panel discussion moderator during the White House Council on Environmental Quality conference, Municipal Stormwater Infrastructure: Going From Grey to Green. Municipal officials, consultants, designers, and other water sector experts gathered at the conference to discuss green infrastructure. During two […]

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Cities Educate About Water Quality Through World Water Monitoring Challenge

October 29, 2012

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Cities around the globe are embracing water monitoring and water quality by taking the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC). Throughout the year, starting March 22, individuals and organizations are challenged to participate in WWMC by testing the condition of local waterways to raise awareness about the importance of water quality. Sept. 18 marks World Water Monitoring Day […]

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WEF Joins Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court on Los Angeles Stormwater Case

October 26, 2012

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On Sept. 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined New York City to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision requiring a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The March 2011 appeals court decision held that the flow of water from one portion of a […]

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Watch the WATER’S WORTH IT Winning Videos

October 25, 2012

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Communities across the United States are hearing the WATER’S WORTH IT™ message from water and wastewater utilities and Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations. After a call for video entries this summer, WEF chose three winners and an honorable mention. These videos show how organizations are educating communities about the importance of water. […]

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WEF Joins Discussion on CWA’s Future

October 24, 2012

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In August, Amanda Waters, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) government affairs counsel, participated in a panel discussion at the Association of Clean Water Administrators’ (ACWA; Washington, D.C.) annual meeting in Park City, Utah. The discussion, The CWA’s Next 40 Years: Achieving the Statue’s Goals and Results for All Americans, identified challenges to achieving water […]

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WEF Video Teaches About Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities

October 23, 2012

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Need a good visual explanation of how a water resource recovery facility, also known as a wastewater treatment plant, works? The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) video “Water Resource Recovery Facility 3D Virtual Tour” is a 10-minute, narrated video providing a virtual tour of a typical facility. It educates about treatment, water reuse, biosolids […]

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