Tag Archives: Extreme Weather

Publication Helps in the Design of Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Facilities

October 26, 2017

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Water resource recovery facilities of the future will need to be less costly to operate and more resilient to climate change. Sustainability and Energy Management for Water Resource Recovery Facilities describes best practices for evaluating and improving the energy efficiency of these facilities. The companion to Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, includes an assessment […]

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WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 16, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community wants to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean affected by the recent series of hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “It is during tremendous challenges like this that we see the incredibly tight-knit nature of the water community. […]

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Fluvial Innovations Shares Flooding Data in Infographic

March 22, 2017

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Severe flooding has been increasing throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Fluvial Innovations (Poole, England) created an infographic to show the types of floods that can occur, the causes of flooding, and the associated costs. Presented data can help public officials, urban and natural resource planners, as well as citizens make sustainable water management decisions for […]

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Water Sector Leaders Continue Great Water Cities Discussion in New Orleans

September 22, 2015

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A total of 96 water sector leaders gathered at Tulane University in New Orleans for the second Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Great Water Cities Summit, July 21–22. Attendees at Great Water Cities Summit 2015: Collaborating for a Resilient Future discussed such topics as collaboration within the water sector, managing water during extreme conditions, workforce […]

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WEF, Other Organizations Pen Letter Opposing the Reopening of Farm Bill

July 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and more than 100 other organizations wrote a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in opposition to reopening debate on the 2014 farm bill. The letter was written to […]

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WEF, NGA Collaborate To Improve Resiliency when Facing Extreme Events

July 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the National Governors Association (Washington, D.C.) to offer a learning lab that will help inform states’ emergency response to extreme events and let planning agencies know what water and wastewater facilities are doing to improve resiliency to these events. The learning lab, which took place […]

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Leaders To Discuss Water Sector Challenges at Great Water Cities Summit 2015

June 24, 2015

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From left, panel speakers Christian Guenner, director of System Development with Hamburg Wasser (Germany); Peter Grevatt, director of EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water; Ted Henifin, general manager at Hampton Roads Sanitation District (Virginia Beach, Va.); Tali Landau-Ofter, finance director at TaKaDu Ltd. (Yehud, Israel); and moderator David St. Pierre, executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, participate in a panel at the summit. Photo courtesy of Kieffer Photography.

Attend the Great Water Cities Summit 2015: Collaborating for a Resilient Future to learn about challenges in the water sector from experts. Professionals from around the world will travel to Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans, July 21–22, to discuss water sector issues such as collaboration, managing water in extreme conditions, workforce development and […]

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From the President: International Partners Help Deliver the Best in Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery

December 17, 2014

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Leading minds from across the globe convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 26–30, to attend the International Water Association (IWA; London) Specialist Conference on Global Challenges for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. The conference provided a unique opportunity for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to strengthen its partnership with IWA in the areas […]

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