Archive | August, 2015

WEF Urges Congress To Fund SRF Programs

August 24, 2015

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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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WEF Introduces the Stormwater Institute

August 23, 2015

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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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WEF Letter Thanks Senators for WIFIA Fix

August 22, 2015

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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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WEF, AWWA, AMWA Receive Award for Work on WIFIA

August 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA; Washington, D.C.), and American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) received a 2015 Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE; Washington, D.C.) for work on the passage of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Lars Schrøder Explores New Solutions to Extreme Weather

August 21, 2015

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Lars Schrøder, chief executive officer of Aarhus Water Ltd. (Aarhus, Denmark), joins a panel of water leaders to discuss changes occurring in cities around the world at WEFTEC® 2015. During the session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities,” scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 28, attendees will […]

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WEF Hosts Meeting with U.S. EPA and Department of Energy

August 17, 2015

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On June 10, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosted a meeting with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy on creating the regulatory space to foster technology and approaches to innovation in the water sector. Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) sponsored the meeting. LIFT is a program […]

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WEF, WEAT, and WateReuse Host Water Reuse Congressional Briefing

August 14, 2015

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On June 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Association of Texas, and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) hosted a congressional briefing on water reuse and recycling. Approximately 60 congressional staff members and members of the public attended the briefing. House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Ranking Member Grace Napolitano […]

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Choosing Metering Pumps and Advancing Asset Management Covered in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

August 13, 2015

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Peristaltic or Diaphragm Metering Pump – How to Choose? Explore the differences between peristaltic and diaphragm metering pumps and discuss how these differences can create challenges or solutions in your chemical metering system. Achieving reliable, low-maintenance performance relies on determining the variables that affect reliability of each pump style and making the best selection for […]

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