Archive | February, 2014

February 2014 at a Glance

February 28, 2014

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Featured Other News Pirates Seize the High Seas of Water Conservation Educational performance teaches students about the ultimate treasure: water Pirate Captain Doorknob searches for an unknown treasure so valuable that no one could live without it. After conducting an entertaining search, he learns that the treasure is water. This story, told through the theatrical […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

February 27, 2014

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Michael J. Chun, member since 1967, Hawaii Water Environment Association. James Courchaine, member since 1980, New England Water Environment Association. Lawrence (Larry) L. DeLong, member since 1976, Michigan Water Environment Association. Paul Hendricks, member since 1975, Arizona Water Association. Terry W. Knepper, member since 1965, Florida Water Environment Association. Foster McMasters Jr., member since 1971, […]

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Pirates Seize the High Seas of Water Conservation

February 26, 2014

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Educational performance teaches students about the ultimate treasure: water Pirate Captain Doorknob searches for an unknown treasure so valuable that no one could live without it. After conducting an entertaining search, he learns that the treasure is water. This story, told through the theatrical multimedia program, “The Water Pirates of Neverland: Oceans 3 ½,” educates […]

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From the President: WEF Represents Water Around the World

February 25, 2014

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Sandra K. Ralston, WEF President 2013–2014

Since November, I have had the privilege of attending several conferences in North America, including events in Montreal; Raleigh, N.C.; and Acapulco, Mexico. Two were annual conferences for Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations — Réseau Environnement (Montreal) and North Carolina Water Environment Association (Raleigh, N.C.) — and the third was an international conference for […]

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Alliance To Create ‘Facilities of the Future’ Through U.S. and Denmark Partnerships

February 24, 2014

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Danish water sector technologies soon will have a new platform for business in the United States. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is establishing the Water Technology Alliance in Chicago as an effort to create partnerships, develop business relationships, and form alliances with municipalities, according to a ministry news release. The goal is for the […]

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WEF Submits Comments on Infrastructure Security and Resilience Plan

February 21, 2014

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On Jan. 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s request for information regarding the National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (NCISR) Research and Development Plan. WEF commented on questions related to interdepedencies, priorities, and performance criteria as part of efforts to contribute to […]

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Projects Win DC Water’s 2013 Green Infrastructure Challenge

February 20, 2014

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Building infrastructure to handle stormwater no longer needs to focus on gray, it also can be green. To provide incentives for greening open spaces, streets, roofs, pavement, and bioretention facilities as a way to manage stormwater, DC Water (Washington, D.C.) launched the Green Infrastructure Challenge in April 2013. In January 2014, the utility announced seven […]

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Take a Stand for Clean Water at the National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In

February 19, 2014

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Take a stand for clean water and share your perspective on federal clean water policy April 7–9 at the National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event — hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, […]

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