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Growing a Green Workforce: NGICP Issues First Certifications

February 7, 2017

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A new set of individuals armed with fundamental knowledge about green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance have been certified through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) issued certifications to 62 individuals who successfully passed the inaugural NGICP exam administered in December at […]

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UC Davis Researchers Streamline Fertilizer Production

November 11, 2016

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While Sudwerk Brewery (Davis, Calif.) also features classic indoor restrooms, patrons who choose to use the Pee Hive receive a $1 discount on their purchases in addition to the knowledge that they are contributing to science. Photo courtesy of George Tchobanoglous, University of California, Davis.

University of California, Davis (UCD) researchers are thinking outside of the box, using urine collected in the community to develop a more environmentally friendly fertilizer. Harold Leverenz, lecturer and project scientist for the civil and environmental engineering program at UCD, works with his research team to create all-natural, locally sourced fertilizers. His unique process, which […]

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U.S. EPA Seminar Makes Case for Stormwater Reuse in New Orleans

October 18, 2016

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Eleven years after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, which is considered to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans now is poised to become a model of urban water management for the world. During a seminar held Sept. 8 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, award-winning architect […]

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WEF and DC Water Launch National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

August 25, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) have launched the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) website. As part of the WEF Stormwater Institute, NGICP consists of a growing group of utility organizations from across the nation working to develop the program that will provide certification for green infrastructure (GI) […]

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WEF Service Project to Address Flooding Problems at New Orleans City Hall

August 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) is hard at work finalizing plans and logistics for the ninth annual WEF Community Service Project, “NOLA Grows Green: The City Hall Stormwater Project.” More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate in this year’s event, which is being held during WEFTEC® […]

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Register and Prepare for the Stormwater Congress

August 16, 2016

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The WEFTEC 2015 Stormwater Congress showcased technical content in a facility tour, sessions, and this luncheon. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Heading to New Orleans for WEFTEC® 2016 this September? Take advantage of a variety of stormwater-focused presentations during the 2016 Stormwater Congress, now in its fourth year. The Stormwater Congress provides access to more than 15 specifically tailored technical sessions and workshops on such topics as stormwater policies and regulation, effects and mitigation of flooding, […]

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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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White House Water Summit Features WEF’s Commitments to Action

May 19, 2016

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On March 22 — World Water Day — the Barack Obama Administration hosted the first White House Water Summit. More than 200 attendees gathered at the summit to discuss water resources in infrastructure in the U.S. and advance water sector efforts. The summit built on the White House Roundtable on Water Innovation held Dec. 15, […]

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