Tag Archives: Infrastructure

My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

May 24, 2017

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Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Thomas Brown, is a veteran water program specialist at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP; Harrisburg) and an active member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). While her dad’s career choice didn’t mean much […]

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Imagine H2O Shines a Light on Innovation at Water Gala 2017

May 18, 2017

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Twelve finalists were selected for Imagine H2O’s (San Francisco) 8th Annual Water Data Challenge and were honored at this year’s WaterGala. From the finalists Utilis (Rosh Haayin, Israel) was chosen as the winner. Photo courtesy of Imagine H2O (San Francisco).

Bringing attention to pioneering startups and acting as a conduit to spur innovation in the water sector are the missions of Imagine H2O (San Francisco). The organization embraced that philosophy on March 15, at the Water Gala 2017 held in San Francisco, by showcasing the winners and finalists of the 8th annual Water Data Challenge. […]

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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

March 29, 2017

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The New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) has received the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the adult-led environmental education category. The award recognizes outstanding environmental performance programs and projects in the state. “It certainly was an honor to receive the award,” said Tom Grenci, NJWEA president. During the past year, NJWEA has provided approximately […]

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WEF Joins in Updating Effective Utility Management Primer

March 25, 2017

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An expanded, 10-partner coalition has updated Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities. The document includes an expanded implementation guide that walks water sector leaders through the creation of an improvement plan. The updated primer will help utilities meet the challenges of aging infrastructure, rapidly evolving technology, heightened customer expectations, rising costs, and […]

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Recorded Webcast Previews Future for Water Legislation

March 24, 2017

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On Jan. 25, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) held a webcast sharing information about potential priorities of the new administration and the new Congress. The webcast, “What to Expect in The Trump Era and 115th Congress,” offers insight and suggestions on how to work together to maintain and advance the water sector’s goals. […]

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City of Carlsbad Spreads the Message: Don’t Believe the Hype About Using Wipes

March 15, 2017

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When wastewater treatment professionals noticed an increase in clogged pipes, the City of Carlsbad, Calif., decided to do something about it. City officials released the Wipes Clog Pipes video series to educate the community about the problems wipes can cause for infrastructure. “The goal of our campaign was to inform residents that disposable wipes, even […]

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Send Letters of Interest for WIFIA Loans by April 10

March 14, 2017

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On Jan. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Organizations interested in applying for low-interest loans and loan guarantees must submit a letter of interest to EPA by April 10. The WIFIA program received […]

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