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Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

May 24, 2018

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It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Workforce Issues and Relationship Between Water, Energy, and Food

March 31, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares interviews with water sector thought-leaders through the Words on Water podcast series. Stream these episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden discuss the value that military veterans bring to any workforce, […]

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$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet

September 24, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids Committee (RBC) has released the PDF version of the fact sheet, “Phosphorus in Biosolids: How to Protect Water Quality While Advancing Biosolids Use.” As a consolidation of an extensive online version of the fact sheet released in 2014, it condenses main findings from the RBC Sustainable […]

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WEF Joins Others in Requesting Support for Water Quality Benefits

May 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and 14 other organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in support of future enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The letter encourages FSA to set a target for continuous Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign-ups and enrollments to benefit water quality […]

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Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

June 17, 2014

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The Valley of Mexico, a region surrounding Mexico City, has been experiencing an increased demand for a continually shrinking supply of water. On April 25, Ernesto Espino discussed the valley’s water problems and potential solutions during a luncheon of the U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (Arlington, Va.) held at […]

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WEF Joins in Opposing Cuts to Agricultural Conservation Programs

April 19, 2013

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The Water Environment Association (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 27 other water and conservation organizations in opposing cuts to Farm Bill agricultural conservation programs. WEF and these organizations submitted a letter on Feb. 28 to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appropriations committees, opposing cuts to these programs that […]

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