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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 Letter Asks President-Elect Trump To Make Water a Priority

January 19, 2017

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On Dec. 7, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump. The letter provides recommendations for water sector priorities during the next administration. WEF called upon the president-elect to focus on addressing water sector challenges in the areas of aging water infrastructure, research and development, workforce development, stormwater, affordability, […]

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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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Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

October 21, 2016

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The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in September by a vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S. 2848, includes several key provisions affecting water infrastructure funding and would authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects to help ensure the health of American waterways and local economies. “The WRDA […]

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Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources

September 22, 2016

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The Water Advocates Program, an initiative sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to encourage advocacy for important water sector legislation, has a new home on the web. The new website is designed to be a hub for affecting change around crucial water legislation. The WEF Government Affairs department held a webcast on […]

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Prepare to Attend the National Water Policy Forum 2016

February 23, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites members to attend the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In, and Expo, April 11–13. The event, hosted by WEF, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) will be held in Washington, D.C. during […]

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WEF Comments on Toxicological Profile Update

February 17, 2016

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On Jan. 14, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted comments on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services draft toxicological profile for poly brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). This draft profile is an update to an existing document. Comments provided by WEF, the National Association […]

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WEF Joins in Urging Congress To Exclude Provisions in Cybersecurity Bill

January 24, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 47 other organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to reject a proposed regulation in the cybersecurity bill. The letter expresses concerns about provisions in section 407 of the Senate version of the cybersecurity bill that would potentially give federal agencies “free rein to assess certain businesses’ […]

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