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Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

May 17, 2017

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Attendees at the first ever water innovation forum event, Water Innovation 2017, listen to a panel of speakers talk about to bridge the gap from innovation to practice in the water sector. WEF photo/Renee Kayal.

Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector. In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three […]

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From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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WEF Members Collaborate on Documents in WEFCOM

February 6, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) members now can collaborate on the same document using WEFCOM. The online platform that connects members with each other contains a new versioning feature that allows members to edit a single document. They also have the ability to see multiple versions of that document. Using this capability will ensure that […]

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WEF and NMSA Sign MOU to Support Stormwater

January 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the stormwater sector and to help advance effective stormwater programs for the protection of public health and the environment. WEF and WEF’s Stormwater Institute helped form NMSA, a nonprofit that works to support, […]

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From the President: Earning Legitimacy for the Water Sector

December 22, 2016

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The sociological concept of “legitimacy” means that individuals and groups recognize and accept the appropriateness of an authority to lead. This concept becomes even more important to the water sector as communities implement seemingly more complex and controversial projects, particularly those seeking to implement potable reuse. Legitimacy starts with creating an authentic conversation with the communities […]

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Member Associations Join LIFT to Advance Innovation

October 17, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) now can get involved in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT). The joint WEF/Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative works to expedite the process of adopting new technology and provides current information on the newest water sector trends and data. In addition […]

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From the President: WEF on the Move

August 24, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Less than two months remain before WEFTEC® 2016, which marks the end of my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president. As I look back on this year, I realize how much has been accomplished. WEF is on the move. Our strong reputation for collaboration, innovation, and education continues to grow. The WEF brand […]

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Celebrating a Day To Call Their Own

July 27, 2016

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Virginia names June 30 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day From now on, June 30 will be known as Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in Virginia. The day celebrate the efforts of water sector professionals to protect public health and the environment. The Virginia General Assembly passed Joint House-Senate Commending Resolution […]

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