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WEF Letter Supports WIFIA Reauthorization and Expansion Legislation

February 26, 2018

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On Jan. 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and several other water sector organizations sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R–Fla.) in support of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 4492). Mast and a bipartisan group of representatives introduced the bill in November. The bill has […]

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Save the Date for National Water Policy Fly-In

January 28, 2018

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The 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In will be held April 17–18 in Washington, D.C. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), and Water Research Foundation (Denver) will host the event for water sector professionals to engage with policy makers. The annual event helps water […]

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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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Water Infrastructure Priorities Presented to Congress

December 23, 2017

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On Nov. 2, staff from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and major water organizations attended a roundtable meeting with eight senior members of U.S. Congress to present recommendations for U.S. water infrastructure. Recommendations were drawn from a document developed to help Congress and the Trump Administration include policies and funding for water infrastructure in […]

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WEF Joins in Writing Congress To Oppose Tax Bill Provision

December 20, 2017

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Municipal bonds help finance water and wastewater infrastructure projects. While a U.S. House of Representatives bill maintains tax-exempt status for municipal-issued bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, Section 3602 of the bill would repeal the ability to advance refund municipal bonds. On Nov. 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water […]

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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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Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

November 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

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White House Briefing Lays Out Administration Funding Priorities

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 10, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff attended a meeting at the White House that outlined the Donald Trump administration’s priorities and plans for increased investment in water infrastructure. During the meeting, several administration officials also answered questions from water sector leaders. Officials attending included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, […]

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