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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

October 21, 2016

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The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in September by a vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S. 2848, includes several key provisions affecting water infrastructure funding and would authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects to help ensure the health of American waterways and local economies. “The WRDA […]

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WEF and U.S. Department of Energy Collaborate to Accelerate Wastewater Infrastructure Development

October 12, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the DOE Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. This initiative engages state, regional, and local agencies working with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate innovative approaches to sustainable infrastructure. “WEF is committed […]

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Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources

September 22, 2016

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The Water Advocates Program, an initiative sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to encourage advocacy for important water sector legislation, has a new home on the web. The new website is designed to be a hub for affecting change around crucial water legislation. The WEF Government Affairs department held a webcast on […]

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WEF Pushes Congress To Act on WRDA

August 12, 2016

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On July 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with 15 water quality groups and local government associations to continue urging Congress to enact HR 5303 and S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, the organizations encouraged legislators to expedite the […]

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WEF Comments on NPDES Permit for Stormwater from Construction

July 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provided comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. The proposed permit would renew the current 5-year permit that went into effect Feb. 16, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the draft permit available for a 45-day […]

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Analysis Reveals SRFs Return Billions on Federal Investment

June 28, 2016

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Federal spending for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) returns economic gains and jobs, according to a new economic benefits analysis released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The analysis, WEF/WateReuse Analysis of National Economic, Job Creation, and Tax Revenue Benefits from Increased Funding […]

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WEF Advocates for Law Treating Water as One Resource with Many Uses

June 23, 2016

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On May 10, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter encouraging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to include language in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would increase coordination and encourage management of water as one resource with multiple uses. The letter, sent […]

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