Archive | January, 2013

WEF Nominating Committee Seeks Nominations

January 16, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Nominating Committee seeks member participation for nominations for two Board of Trustees positions, four House of Delegates delegate-at-large positions, and a vice president position. WEF members’ active involvement, dedication, and accomplishments advance WEF’s mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and […]

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Access Information on Your Local Waterways With This U.S. EPA Website and Mobile App

January 14, 2013

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new website and mobile app called How’s My Waterway. The resource describes whether local waterways have been checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The information can be accessed through smartphones, tablets, and computers, according to an EPA news release. Individuals can […]

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New WEF Book Covers Contemporary Technologies for Shale-Gas Water and Environmental Management

January 11, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has released the publication Contemporary Technologies for Shale-Gas Water and Environmental Management. The book brings together cutting-edge shale-gas corporate developers, environmental researchers, and municipality representatives to present contemporary technical information and explore potential issues and concerns with shale-gas stakeholders. It also focuses on related science and engineering technology, […]

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WIFIA Water Infrastructure Funding Introduced to U.S. Senate

January 9, 2013

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On Nov. 14, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D–Ore.) introduced the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), according to a news release from Merkley’s office. He supports WIFIA as a way to help communities upgrade and replace water and wastewater infrastructure while providing a source of jobs, the news release says. Modeled after the Transportation […]

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Raise Your Voice at the 2013 ‘Water Matters’ Fly-In

January 7, 2013

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Water professionals gathered to attend the 2012 Water Matters! Fly In. WEF photo/Nick Bardis.

Join other water-sector professionals to present a united voice for the water sector April 17 to 18 at the third annual Water Matters! Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver), brings together delegations of professionals from across the country […]

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Who Should Be a 2013 WEF Fellow?

January 3, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) accepts applications for the 2013 WEF Fellows’ candidates until Feb. 1. The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievements and effects members have had in the practice areas served by WEF, including, but not limited to, design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership. WEF Fellows applicants […]

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NOAA Grants Give Students, Teachers Hands-On Learning Outdoors

January 2, 2013

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Students in Louisiana grow seedlings in schoolyard nurseries that will later be planted to restore coastal areas. This student opportunity was made possible by a NOAA B-WET grant to Louisiana State University. Photo courtesy of NOAA Gulf of Mexico B-WET.

Students around the United States are learning more about the water environment using scientific methods thanks to grants from the Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). All B-WET projects emphasize “meaningful watershed educational experiences” through sustained, hands-on activities that are aligned with academic learning standards and […]

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