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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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WEF Webcasts Cover Utilities of the Future, Recovering Commodities from Wastewater, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

May 5, 2016

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EPA Webcast: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Part 2 This second webcast in a Utilities of the Future series explores how utilities are building and nurturing a sustainable workforce. To optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds, utilities need a workforce that is resilient, innovative, […]

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WEF Now Is Accepting Applications for MS4 Awards

March 18, 2016

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On March 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced that it is accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15. An expert committee will review […]

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WEF, DC Water Partner To Develop New Green Infrastructure Certification Program

March 1, 2016

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Program slated to grant certifications in 2017   DC Water (Washington, D.C.) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) on Feb. 8 announced they will create a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) to certify individuals who install, inspect, and maintain green infrastructure systems. “WEF and DC Water are providing the leadership for the […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project. Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) […]

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GIWiz, U.S. EPA Tool, Promotes Green Infrastructure

December 16, 2015

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Green infrastructure includes a wide range of approaches, including rain gardens, which catch rain water for plants instead of letting it run off into storm drains. Learn about green infrastructure approaches that can help transform communities EPA’s report, “Enhancing Sustainable Communities With Green Infrastructure.” Photo courtesy of Alisha Goldstein, EPA.

The Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz) helps public officials and communities clean waterways by providing access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) green infrastructure resources. EPA’s Web portal provides information about the basics of green infrastructure, options for financing green infrastructure, and examples of how communities are using green infrastructure to revitalize neighborhoods and enhance land […]

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