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WEF Joins in Writing Congress To Oppose Tax Bill Provision

December 20, 2017

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Municipal bonds help finance water and wastewater infrastructure projects. While a U.S. House of Representatives bill maintains tax-exempt status for municipal-issued bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, Section 3602 of the bill would repeal the ability to advance refund municipal bonds. On Nov. 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water […]

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WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

November 29, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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WEF Staff Learn About WIFIA from U.S. EPA

December 30, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of informational sessions across the nation to educate the public about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA establishes a new financing mechanism to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. The program will provide loans for up to 49% of eligible costs […]

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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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WEFTEC Opening General Session To Focus on Creating the Future of Water

August 30, 2016

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Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust (Portland, Ore.) as well as water sector leader, author, and advocate for the environment, will give the keynote address during the Opening General Session. Photo coutesy of The Freshwater Trust.

WEFTEC® 2016 attendees can expect to begin the conference with an eye toward the future when Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust (Portland, Ore.), delivers the keynote address during the Opening General Session. Whitworth, a water sector leader, author, and advocate for the environment, will discuss his approach to natural resource stewardship at the […]

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Great Water Cities 2016 Challenges Attendees To Devise Stormwater Solutions

March 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is inviting water sector leaders to attend Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. The summit will feature panel discussions by stormwater experts and will allow attendees to work in small groups to devise solutions to stormwater challenges. Register now to attend the summit that will […]

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Proposed 2017 USGS Budget Incorporates Increased Water Resources Research

March 27, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to maintain core USGS science programs as well as to advance priorities set by the USGS Science Strategy Plans. These priorities include informing water management for the 21st century, according to a USGS news release. The FY […]

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WEF Asks Members for Input on WIFIA Projects

March 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is asking members to submit examples of major upcoming wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects that may have the opportunity to receive financing through the pilot program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). EPA is developing WIFIA’s program guidelines and plans […]

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