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Ask Congress To Support Funding for Water Research Program

December 30, 2018

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The National Priorities Water Research (NPWR) program has helped advance water science research through applied, extramural research projects. But more funding is needed. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates Program asks water sector professionals to garner support for NPWR from their members of Congress. The program directly benefits water sector utilities through […]

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U.S. Congress Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

November 25, 2018

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In October, the U.S. Senate passed the biennial Water Resources Development Act. The bi-partisan legislation includes major provisions that benefit drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure and policy. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a version of the bill, known as America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), in September. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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Ask Congress To Support Grants for Water Research

August 25, 2018

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Water Advocates Guide and Toolkit

The National Priorities Water Research program has advanced water science through applied research projects. This provides direct benefits to water sector utilities through more robust knowledge, tools, and models that can improve public health and lower costs for municipalities. While the U.S. Congress has supported the program during the past 5 years, continued funding is […]

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U.S. EPA Extends Deadline To Apply for WIFIA Loan

June 29, 2018

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EPA - Pruitt Meeting with Water Groups Featured

The deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the extension during a meeting with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector associations on May 15. Pruitt also sent […]

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WEF Joins in Encouraging Congress To Preserve Funding for Farm Bill

June 21, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to support funding for the 2018 Farm Bill. On May 4, WEF joined many other organizations in requesting that the U.S. Congress fully fund Title II, the Conservation Title, in the next Farm Bill reauthorization. The letter was sent to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts […]

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Hundreds Attend 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In

June 19, 2018

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2018 National Water Policy Fly-In Featured

During Water Week, more than 250 individuals participated in the 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 17–18. Water professionals representing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, and sustainable water. Participants had the opportunity to hear […]

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Become a Water Advocate for WEF’s #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

May 26, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Challenge Featured

The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has entered its second phase. During the next 3 months, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites you to become a water advocate. WEF is helping those in the water sector become leaders through advocacy. Use WEF’s online tool to write to your elected officials about the importance of clean water […]

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