Tag Archives: Funding

Send Letters of Interest for WIFIA Loans by April 10

March 14, 2017

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On Jan. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Organizations interested in applying for low-interest loans and loan guarantees must submit a letter of interest to EPA by April 10. The WIFIA program received […]

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Advocate for Water During the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo

January 23, 2017

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Water sector professionals are invited to attend the National Water and Policy Forum, Fly-In, & Expo, March 21 and 22 in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), Water Research Foundation (Denver), and WateReuse […]

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WEF Pushes Congress To Act on WRDA

August 12, 2016

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On July 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with 15 water quality groups and local government associations to continue urging Congress to enact HR 5303 and S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, the organizations encouraged legislators to expedite the […]

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Leaders Tackle Stormwater Topics at Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action

July 27, 2016

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Thought leaders responsible for managing urban stormwater exchanged information and experience with the 121 water sector professionals attending Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event took place May 10 and 11 in Chicago. Attendees worked together to devise solutions to stormwater challenges. The event, which […]

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Water Week 2016 Focuses on Policy and Funding

May 11, 2016

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From April 10 through April 16, more than 50 water sector organizations with members spanning the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk to each other and to elected leaders about ensuring clean and safe water and a healthy sustainable environment. [View the story “Water Week 2016 Focuses on Policy and Funding” on Storify]

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From the President: Creating Our Future

January 20, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

One of my favorite questions to ask young professionals (YPs) is: Where do you want to be in 10 years? Often I receive a blank stare, but occasionally someone offers a clearly defined goal. Then I ask a follow-up question: How are you going to get there? Generally, individuals who’ve decided where they want to […]

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WERF Receives Self-Sustaining Funding

December 25, 2015

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On Sept. 29, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.), and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) entered into an agreement that will provide self-sustaining funding for WERF research. The restricted fund, known as the WERF Research Fund, will be built from revenue generated from licensing a novel […]

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WEF Committee Releases Infiltration and Inflow Fact Sheet

December 24, 2015

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In September, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Collection Systems Committee released a fact sheet on reducing private property infiltration and inflow (PPII). Infiltration and inflow of stormwater and groundwater into sanitary sewers can overwhelm the sewers’ capacity and cause overflows. Sewer laterals, which connect buildings on private property to sewer mains, can be […]

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