Tag Archives: Government affairs

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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WEF Joins Water Associations in Advocating for WIFIA Fix in Highway Bill

December 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water associations are advocating for a change in a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill. The change would remove a funding restriction in the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. A 2014 law forbids using tax-exempt financing as part of water infrastructure projects that use […]

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WEF Publishes Guide to Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Young Professionals

September 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes that the water profession is entering a new era with new challenges. In response, WEF has published The Effective Water Professional, a textbook for the next generation of graduate students and young water professionals. While technical skills are vital to career success, addressing the new era’s challenges […]

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WEF Coordinates Comments on Draft of U.S. EPA Nutrient Removal Report

September 25, 2015

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On Aug. 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft report, “Case Studies on Implementing Low-Cost Modifications to Improve Nutrient Reduction at Wastewater Treatment Plants: Draft Version 1.0.” The report showcases communities where lower cost water resource recovery facility modifications can reduce nitrogen discharge levels. It was developed in response to requests from […]

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Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup Releases Report

July 30, 2015

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In April, the Water Sector Cybersecurity Strategy Workgroup of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) released its final report and recommendations. The group was brought together by the Water Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to improve resiliency in the water and wastewater systems sector. The group […]

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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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