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Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Your One-Stop Guide to All Things WEFTEC 2017

September 20, 2017

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Even in its 90th year, the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to grow while maintaining top-notch content. Something for everyone Water quality professionals from around the world will congregate Sept. 30–Oct. 4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the largest water quality conference and exhibition in North America. […]

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Purchase Standard Methods and Receive Free Online Access

September 18, 2017

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The purchase of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition, includes free online access to the resource for a year. The laboratory resource provides the most up-to-date information for measuring the biological, chemical, and physical attributes of water. It offers guidance for choosing among available methods for specific elements and compounds. […]

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Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2017

September 17, 2017

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The third-annual Imagine a Day Without Water will take place Oct. 12. Utilities and water organizations that participate will engage their communities in the state of water infrastructure and educate about the need for reinvestment. The Value of Water Campaign, a coalition of water sector organizations that is supported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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NGICP Equips Professionals with Green Skills

August 30, 2017

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Forty-six individuals recently earned credentials as the newest members of a skilled green workforce. In July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) announced that these individuals have completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). In total, more than 100 people have earned NGICP certification in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, […]

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WEF Introduces Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest

August 28, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) believes the fight for clean water deserves a fight song. Bertha Lang, the wife of a WEF member, penned the only known WEF song in 1979. At the time, the organization still was known as the Water Pollution Control Federation and digital recording equipment was not yet widely available. So, […]

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Navigating Barriers and Finding Opportunities To Assist Low-Income Customers

August 27, 2017

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Water and wastewater rates are rising as utilities address aging water infrastructure in the U.S. To assist low-income households with these increasing costs, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water associations in releasing a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. The guide, “Navigating Legal […]

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WEF Formalizes Commitment to Smart Water Networks

August 26, 2017

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Smart water networks have emerged as a way to use technology to optimize system operations. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is embracing this innovation. WEF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN; Surrey, England), agreeing to promote the development of best practices for more efficient and sustainable smart […]

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