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Transforming Chicago – One WEFTEC at a Time

August 23, 2017

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Volunteer for the 10th WEF Community Service Project Leave a lasting mark on Chicago during WEFTEC® 2017. When registering, attendees can sign up for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Service Project to help build an outdoor learning space for students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago). “Our mission is to not only make an […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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WEF Service Project to Address Flooding Problems at New Orleans City Hall

August 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) is hard at work finalizing plans and logistics for the ninth annual WEF Community Service Project, “NOLA Grows Green: The City Hall Stormwater Project.” More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate in this year’s event, which is being held during WEFTEC® […]

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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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WEFTEC® 2014 Service Project Volunteers Fix Flooding Problem in New Orleans Park

November 25, 2014

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On Sept. 27, volunteers from across the country congregated in New Orleans to participate in the 7th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project, “Recharge, Restore, Revitalize Hollygrove: Conrad Park Green Infrastructure Enhancements.” As WEFTEC® 2014 was just beginning, 110 volunteers spent their Saturday constructing a rain garden and bioswales at Conrad […]

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Dig-In To Leave a Stormwater Solution in New Orleans During WEFTEC® 2014

August 6, 2014

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Storms flood Conrad Park in New Orleans. WEFTEC 2014 will plant bioswales and rain gardens to reduce flooding. Photo courtesy of Dana Brown.

New Orleans, known for its low-lying land that is susceptible to flooding, often experiences problems from stormwater. Conrad Park is not exempt. When rain falls, both entrances to the park flood. This eliminates access to the Hollygrove neighborhood public space. But volunteers at WEFTEC® 2014 plan to help through the community service project, Recharge, Restore, […]

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University Students Create Innovative Green Infrastructure Designs

June 16, 2014

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The winning team from Michigan State University (East Lansing) proposed an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by rain gardens in an area now occupied by surface parking. Photo courtesy of Michigan State University School of Planning, Design, and Construction.

U.S. EPA Announces 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners    University students put their green infrastructure designs to the test for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge engages students and faculty members to reinvent water infrastructure and develop innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. […]

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Louisville District Diversifies Efforts To Garner Public Support

October 3, 2013

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Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (Ky.) works to educate the public and water-sector professionals. Activities included conducting a workshop and tour of green infrastructure as part of the Kentucky–Tennessee Water Environment Association annual conference. Photo courtesy of Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) member Tim Moran.)

Obtaining community support to fund wastewater treatment remains an elusive goal for many water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). When new projects are needed and resulting costs must be passed on to the community, the concept of public buy-in haunts facility managers. Working with the community The Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (Ky.) was no different. […]

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