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Ask Congress To Support Grants for Water Research

August 25, 2018

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Water Advocates Guide and Toolkit

The National Priorities Water Research program has advanced water science through applied research projects. This provides direct benefits to water sector utilities through more robust knowledge, tools, and models that can improve public health and lower costs for municipalities. While the U.S. Congress has supported the program during the past 5 years, continued funding is […]

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

June 27, 2018

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On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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WEF Joins in Encouraging Congress To Preserve Funding for Farm Bill

June 21, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to support funding for the 2018 Farm Bill. On May 4, WEF joined many other organizations in requesting that the U.S. Congress fully fund Title II, the Conservation Title, in the next Farm Bill reauthorization. The letter was sent to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts […]

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Hundreds Attend 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In

June 19, 2018

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2018 National Water Policy Fly-In Featured

During Water Week, more than 250 individuals participated in the 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 17–18. Water professionals representing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, and sustainable water. Participants had the opportunity to hear […]

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Words on Water Focuses on Puerto Rico, Technology, Workforce, and Outreach

April 29, 2018

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Water sector thought-leaders share insight on a variety of topics through the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 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: Melissa Pomales, water program management leader for Arcadis (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), describes […]

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Calling on Congress To Support Water Services in Small Communities

April 28, 2018

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Increasing funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program can help provide water services to thousands of small communities and rural areas. In February, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of […]

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WEF Joins in Asking U.S. Congress To Support Water Research

April 23, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter asking U.S. Congress to support the National Priorities Water Research program. The letter, addressed to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, requests that grant program funding be […]

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White House Recognizes Need To Invest in Water Infrastructure

March 29, 2018

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On Feb. 12, President Trump released his 55-page outline for legislation to establish several new infrastructure funding programs, streamline the regulatory review process for projects, improve workforce development programs, and set other federal infrastructure priorities. The “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” describes a new, $50 billion program to promote investments in various forms […]

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