Tag Archives: Infrastructure

WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) introduced the Envision® guidance manual. A planning and design guidance tool, the manual provides metrics that can be used to compare the strengths of design ideas for infrastructure projects by awarding points and credits […]

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WEF Staff Learn About WIFIA from U.S. EPA

December 30, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of informational sessions across the nation to educate the public about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA establishes a new financing mechanism to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. The program will provide loans for up to 49% of eligible costs […]

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Value of Water Campaign Represents New Name with Action

December 27, 2016

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The Value of Water Coalition officially changed its name to the Value of Water Campaign. The change, made with the support and approval of coalition partners, demonstrates that the initiative is spearheaded and supported by a variety of leading water sector organizations including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The new name also clarifies […]

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Water Sector Coordinating Council Elects New Officials

December 23, 2016

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The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) and the Water Sector Government Coordinating Council (GCC) held meetings at the Trinity River Authority in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 2–3. Jonathan Reeves, emergency management manager for DC Water (Washington, D.C.), is the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member representative on the WSSC. He has become the new chair […]

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My Water Legacy: Growing the Profession, One Science Fair at a Time

December 20, 2016

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Laurie Perkins’ interest in civil engineering dates back to a junior high science fair project involving wastewater treatment, balsa wood, and Tupperware. Those last two items were among the materials that Perkins and her father, Charles “Chuck” Terry, had rounded up from around the house to construct a model of a wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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Water Reuse Roadmap Primer Describes Best Practices

November 17, 2016

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Water reuse has proven crucial for many utilities to meet the water needs of their customers. With the September release of The Water Reuse Roadmap Primer, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides water sector decision-makers with best practice standards to help navigate the technical, financial, social, and health-related challenges associated with reuse. The […]

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Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

October 21, 2016

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The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in September by a vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S. 2848, includes several key provisions affecting water infrastructure funding and would authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects to help ensure the health of American waterways and local economies. “The WRDA […]

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