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Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Incorporates Integrated Planning into Legislation

January 19, 2019

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The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279) has passed the U.S. Congress and has been signed by the president. The bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for an integrated planning (IP) process and promote green infrastructure. The bill defines IP as a developed plan that is consistent with the U.S. Environmental […]

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Water Leaders Discuss Sector Trends and Emerging Issues in WEF Podcasts

December 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Chris Mahoney, vice president of capital markets for Andritz Separation Technologies (Graz, Austria), shares his […]

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Partnership Helps WEF Bring Green Infrastructure Training to Parks Professionals

November 30, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA; Ashburn, Va.) to adapt the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum into a form that can be used to train public land-management professionals throughout the country. In May, NRPA will partner with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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WEF Podcasts Examine Community Water Issues and Operator Resources

September 22, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Kishia Powell, commissioner of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, talks about the […]

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Support WEF’s Community Service Project

August 28, 2018

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Since 2008, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project has made a significant imprint on several WEFTEC-host cities, creating five rain gardens, six bioswales, and an outdoor classroom. The 11th annual WEF Community Service Project, organized by the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), offers WEFTEC 2018 attendees the opportunity to […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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WEF MAs Prepare Members for Future of Stormwater with NGICP Training Licenses

August 21, 2018

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Water professionals who participate in the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) gain the skills needed to design, build, and maintain cutting-edge green stormwater infrastructure. Since its creation in 2016, more than 350 water professionals have received NGICP certifications. As word spreads about the value of this training, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member […]

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