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WEF Urges U.S. Congress To Support Water Programs with Funding

December 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is working hard to convince the U.S. Congress to provide adequate funding in support of water science and infrastructure. On Oct. 26, WEF sent a letter to Congress requesting full federal funding for water science and technology research. And on Nov. 20, WEF joined other organizations in sending a […]

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From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. Science, research, and other related terms are among the most commonly heard words at any meeting or conference on water issues. Without investment in these areas, we […]

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WEF Joins in Asking Congress To Support the 2018 Farm Bill

November 26, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined more than 20 organizations in co-signing consensus recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. The document, released on Sept. 27, calls on the U.S. Congress to increase funding in the bill and to strengthen conservation efforts to ensure farmer, ranchers, and foresters can effectively access those programs. The […]

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Water Advocates Help Defeat Wipes Rider

August 19, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) advocates helped defeat a proposal in Congress that would have counteracted efforts to reduce damages caused by wipes that do not disintegrate when flushed. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R–Md.) offered an amendment that would have revoked a law passed by the Council of the District of Columbia. The local […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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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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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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Recorded Webcast Previews Future for Water Legislation

March 24, 2017

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On Jan. 25, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) held a webcast sharing information about potential priorities of the new administration and the new Congress. The webcast, “What to Expect in The Trump Era and 115th Congress,” offers insight and suggestions on how to work together to maintain and advance the water sector’s goals. […]

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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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