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New Guidance for Direct Potable Reuse Now Available

December 17, 2015

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In response to the many U.S. communities seeking new strategies to develop sustainable water supplies, water sector organizations developed the document, Framework for Direct Potable Reuse. The framework, which is available for free to download, will help state regulatory agencies and utilities develop guidelines for safely converting wastewater into municipal drinking water through the emerging […]

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Water Environment Federation Releases Future of Stormwater Report

November 13, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released a new comprehensive report that details the challenges, opportunities, and pathways to improving U.S. stormwater systems. At WEFTEC® 2015, the release of Rainfall to Results: The Future of Stormwater  coincided with the official launch of the WEF Stormwater Institute, a new center of excellence and innovation to […]

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WEF President Ed McCormick Discusses Energy Neutrality

September 9, 2015

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Ed McCormick, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president, participated in a roundtable discussion about achieving energy neutrality of with other wastewater and energy experts. The discussion was the third in a series produced by GE (Fairfield, Conn.) Water & Process Technologies for its Energy From Wastewater series. Other panelists included Art Umble, wastewater practice […]

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WEF, Other Organizations Pen Letter Opposing the Reopening of Farm Bill

July 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and more than 100 other organizations wrote a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in opposition to reopening debate on the 2014 farm bill. The letter was written to […]

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WEF Files Comments on U.S. EPA’s Proposed Methods Update

July 3, 2015

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On May 20, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) filed comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Methods Update proposed rule. WEF’s comments centered on specific methods and provided specific recommendations to EPA’s proposals. In addition, WEF comments requested that EPA clarify a number of items where requirements seemed redundant or did not […]

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U.S. House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

June 19, 2015

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On April 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 355-63 H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (NCPAA). The bill, which is pending the U.S. Senate’s vote, will help American businesses better protect their digital networks from dangerous and destructive cyberattacks. Added to the legislation during floor proceedings were provisions […]

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Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

May 29, 2015

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Mark Feltner, environmental scientist at HRSD (Virginia Beach, Va.), provides a review of Virginia operator training and qualification requirements during a WEFMAX meeting. WEF photo/Lisa McFadden.

On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. In order to attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable […]

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WEF Begins Stormwater Product and Practice Testing Project

May 27, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is leading a new project to develop a framework for the formation of a national testing and evaluation program in the stormwater sector. The project, funded through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Infrastructure Grant administered by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), is based on WEF’s […]

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