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U.S. Congress Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

November 25, 2018

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In October, the U.S. Senate passed the biennial Water Resources Development Act. The bi-partisan legislation includes major provisions that benefit drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure and policy. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a version of the bill, known as America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), in September. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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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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Now in its 25th Year, Sewer History Exhibit Looks to the Future

August 28, 2018

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In 1993, an AZ Water Association committee came up with a novel idea while developing the agenda for a national collection systems conference. How about creating an exhibit of historical sewer photos to display at the conference?   Jon Schladweiler, co-chair of the committee and amateur history buff, was all in and got to work building […]

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California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’

July 30, 2018

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Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In Timothy Furstnau’s case, that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. Furstnau is not an overzealous sanitation engineer. He is a member of the art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.). The wastewater walks he organizes are a […]

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WEF Podcasts Explore Direct Potable Reuse, Smart Water, Conflict Resolution, Biogas, and Microbial Communities

July 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes include the following guests: Jeff Prevatt, deputy director of Treatment, Research, and Innovation for Water Reclamation for […]

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Report Showcases Opportunities for Working in Water

July 26, 2018

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As infrastructure ages, there are many employment opportunities to help renew U.S. water systems, according to a report by the Brookings Institute (Washington, D.C.). The report, “Renewing the water workforce: Improving water infrastructure and creating a pipeline to opportunity,” provides an analysis of jobs in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure. […]

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

June 27, 2018

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On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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Hundreds Attend 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In

June 19, 2018

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During Water Week, more than 250 individuals participated in the 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 17–18. Water professionals representing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, and sustainable water. Participants had the opportunity to hear […]

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