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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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Value of Water Campaign Survey Finds Water Infrastructure Important to Americans

July 24, 2017

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The Value of Water Campaign has released results from a survey exploring voters’ opinions about the importance of funding water infrastructure. Researchers conducted 1000 telephone interviews with registered voters. Participants were asked to rank the importance of various issues that government leaders need to address and to rank specifically the importance of water infrastructure. Participants […]

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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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Join the Value of Water Campaign’s 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water

January 30, 2017

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On Oct. 12, the Value of Water Campaign will host its third annual Imagine a Day Without Water event. The day of action raises awareness and educates about the value of water. For the 2016 day of action, nearly 500 organizations — including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) — joined in communicating the importance of […]

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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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From the President: Earning Legitimacy for the Water Sector

December 22, 2016

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The sociological concept of “legitimacy” means that individuals and groups recognize and accept the appropriateness of an authority to lead. This concept becomes even more important to the water sector as communities implement seemingly more complex and controversial projects, particularly those seeking to implement potable reuse. Legitimacy starts with creating an authentic conversation with the communities […]

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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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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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