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WER Article Explores Benefits of Indirect Potable Reuse

August 30, 2018

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Potable reuse can bring many benefits, even when compared to typical water management practices. University of Nevada (Reno) researchers conducted a triple-bottom-line assessment of the benefits of reclaimed water management strategies. Their article, which appears open-access in the August issue of Water Environment Research (WER), presents their work examining how potable use of reclaimed water […]

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U.S. EPA Holds Summit on PFAS

June 25, 2018

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EPA - PFAS Summit Featured

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a National Leadership Summit to discuss per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), May 22–23. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) staff and members attended alongside representatives from more than 40 states, tribes, and territories; 20 federal agencies; congressional staff; and other organizations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt presented EPA’s four-step action […]

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Introducing the Winners of 2018 U.S. SJWP Competition

June 20, 2018

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US SJWP 2018 Featured

On June 16, high school students who have been selected as 2018 state winners traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 58 students, competing as individuals or on teams, represented 47 states and Puerto Rico in the national finals. […]

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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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Guinness Record - GWRS Winter Fest - Slide

California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Take Part in the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

March 22, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Challenge

The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has begun on social media, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants you to take part. Every 3 months, WEF will announce a theme based on an aspect of securing safe water and sanitation services for future generations. WEF encourages interested participants to post pictures, videos, and comments on social […]

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Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains

November 22, 2017

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Philly's Pipes Featured

In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what appeared to be buried tree trunks. An alert passerby realized […]

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New York Students Win International SJWP

October 26, 2017

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SjWP 2017 Featured

Bacteria detection and filtration systems earn Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe first place Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe dedicated their research to finding a way to protect people around the world from waterborne diseases. Their hard work paid off when they were announced as the international winners of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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Water Advocates Featured

On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

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