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WEF’s Fight Song for Clean Water

September 16, 2017

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“We clean the water everywhere, so that the world can get it’s share.” The opening line for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) first-known song still rings true for the mission of the organization. Since 1929, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. WEF’s strategic plan outlines a […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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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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$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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Calendar Uses Cartoons To Educate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

April 25, 2017

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The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) draws attention to complex challenges associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) through humor in a downloadable, open-access calendar. The 2017 Water Cartoon Calendar showcases global water concerns in a format that can reach a large and varied audience, according to a World Bank news article. It was designed to […]

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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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Judging Water at Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition

April 7, 2017

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Highlights editor participates in blind taste-test to choose winners You may ask yourself how anyone can tell the difference in taste between water, especially when given 20 different samples; but that is exactly the task presented to me as a judge for the 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition in West Virginia. Valuing […]

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