Tag Archives: Public Communications and Outreach

Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2017

September 17, 2017

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The third-annual Imagine a Day Without Water will take place Oct. 12. Utilities and water organizations that participate will engage their communities in the state of water infrastructure and educate about the need for reinvestment. The Value of Water Campaign, a coalition of water sector organizations that is supported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

June 30, 2017

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Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container […]

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New York WEA Illustrates the Importance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

June 29, 2017

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While everyone uses water and wastewater infrastructure daily, not everyone knows exactly how it works and why it needs to be funded. The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) decided to illustrate the importance of this infrastructure to the public with a video and accompanying guide. NYWEA’s messaging video and its guide, “Sustaining and Enhancing […]

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Communicating the Value of Water

May 22, 2017

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A new suite of public outreach materials helps communicate the value of water and wastewater services and the need for infrastructure investment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) to develop these materials, which are available to free-of-charge. The materials include a series of five “The United […]

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StormTV Project Open for Entries

May 19, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants to share videos highlighting best practices in stormwater management. For the 2017 StormTV Project, WEF will collect and share videos that seek to educate about stormwater. Through June 12, WEF will accept video entries that exemplify good communication and effective public outreach on stormwater. The competition element […]

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Family of Toilet Rolls Educate About Wastewater System Troublemakers

May 18, 2017

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Queensland Urban Utilities video series asks viewers to only flush the “three Ps” Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU; Brisbane, Australia) doesn’t shy away from trying new ideas to make a difference when it comes to water. In October, QUU introduced their customers to the Rolls family. The animated toilet-paper rolls are featured in six episodes on […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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