Tag Archives: Stormwater

Cultivating the Next Generation of Water Stewards at the Water Palooza

December 27, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) volunteers dedicated time to help educate students about water during the 5th-annual Water Palooza on Sept. 29. During the event, held as part of the WEF Community Service Project, students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago) participated in a series of hands-on and demonstrative […]

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Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

December 26, 2017

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To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30. Participants included members of the WEF Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), event organizers, as well as additional volunteers from the WEF […]

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Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

November 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

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WEF Announces MS4 Award Winners

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 2, municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements were recognized during the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2017. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented 13 municipalities with National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards. The awards, developed by WEF in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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WEF Announces Winners of 2017 StormTV Competition

November 24, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the winners of its sixth annual stormwater video competition, the StormTV Project. The video contest recognizes innovative stormwater practices, programs, products, and public outreach. The 2017 StormTV Project received 40 submissions. A panel of 25 judges – primarily members of the WEF Stormwater Committee – scored […]

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WEF Announces Winners of Stormwater Snapshots Photo Contest

November 23, 2017

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Stay tuned for next contest which begins in December During September and October, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine readers were asked to show innovative ways they manage, educate about, or deal with damage caused by stormwater. Water sector professionals were invited to enter the Stormwater Snapshots photo contest. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, […]

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Organizations Invited To Join the WEF Stormwater Institute

October 28, 2017

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Organizations now can become founding members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Institute (SWI). SWI was launched at WEFTEC 2015 to focus on addressing runoff management to protect public health and the environment. The institute works with the stormwater sector to identify cross-cutting issues, convene experts to assist with developing solutions, provide […]

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WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 16, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community wants to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean affected by the recent series of hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “It is during tremendous challenges like this that we see the incredibly tight-knit nature of the water community. […]

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