Tag Archives: Infrastructure Improvements

Develop Leadership Skills at the Utility Management Conference

December 26, 2017

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Utility Management 2018

Get an inside look into leading water and wastewater utilities in the U.S. and compare notes with colleagues at the 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.)/American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) Utility Management ConferenceTM. WEF hosts this event with AWWA in cooperation with the Water Environment Association of Texas and the Water Environment & […]

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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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U.S. Department of Energy Accelerates Adoption of Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

June 25, 2016

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On May 11, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced The Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator. Through the initiative, the department will work with state, regional, and local agencies that engage with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate a path toward sustainable infrastructure. It builds on and leverages a portfolio of work, resources, and partnerships established […]

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Infrastructure Week Brings Attention to Maintenance and Investment

June 22, 2016

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U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D–N.Y.) addresses a crowd at the congressional briefing, “Securing Our Water Future,” presented by the National League of Cities (Washington, D.C.) and the Value of Water Coalition. Photo courtesy of Jason Dixson Photography.

The water sector celebrated Infrastructure Week 2016 from May 16 to 23. Organizations from around the U.S. joined to show that deferred maintenance and lack of investment in infrastructure is a threat to public health and safety, jobs, and economic growth, according to a Value of Water Coalition news release. A steering committee of the […]

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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 Representative Testifies to the U.S. Senate about Water Infrastructure

May 13, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) was invited to testify at the U.S. Senate hearing, The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable, held to examine the federal role in water and wastewater infrastructure. On April 7, Rudolph Chow, the director of the Balitmore City Department of Public Works, represented WEF, the […]

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Value of Water Coalition Promotes Infrastructure

June 20, 2014

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On May 22, the Value of Water Coalition sent a letter to President Obama expressing gratitude for his acknowledgement of the importance of water infrastructure to the nation’s economy and urging him to continue to highlight the importance of this often “invisible” infrastructure. The coalition’s campaign is intended to increase public awareness of water as […]

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Department of Energy Offers Finance Programs

January 3, 2014

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The energy and water sectors are linked inextricably. Recognizing this connection, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the guide to Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment. The guide provides an overview and individual descriptions of 31 federal finance facilities as well as individual contact information for each […]

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