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Angela Lee Testifies to the Importance of Water Services Before U.S. Congress

March 19, 2019

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On Feb. 7, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member Angela Lee sat before members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the water sector’s need for infrastructure funding programs. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure invited representatives from various industries to attend the hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing […]

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Leaders Discuss Everything from Reuse to Communication to Financing in WEF Podcasts

February 24, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Gilbert Trejo, chief technical officer for El Paso (Texas) Water, discusses the utility’s direct potable […]

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Register Now To Attend the 2019 National Water Policy Fly-In

February 22, 2019

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Water sector professionals are invited to take a stand for water at the 2019 National Water Policy Fly-In. The event, held during Water Week 2019, provides an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with members of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. to […]

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Ancient Nabataeans Used Sophisticated Water Technologies To Create a Thriving Desert City

February 18, 2019

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The Nabataeans designed a system of reservoirs to hold water. The inhabitants of Petra relied on this supply for themselves and their animals throughout the year. Photo courtesy of Mays, Arizona State University.

Imagine roaming the planet 2500 years ago as part of a nomadic tribe. You do not have a phone, electricity, car, or single other luxury. If you happened to wander into the Arabian Desert in what is modern-day Jordan, the location probably would not seem an idyllic place to stop and build a major city. […]

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Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Incorporates Integrated Planning into Legislation

January 19, 2019

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The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279) has passed the U.S. Congress and has been signed by the president. The bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for an integrated planning (IP) process and promote green infrastructure. The bill defines IP as a developed plan that is consistent with the U.S. Environmental […]

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Attend a WEF Conference in 2019

December 19, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics throughout the year. Download the WEF Specialty Conferences 2019 catalog to get more information on WEF’s upcoming conferences and events. Forum 2019: James Barnard Research Conference on Emerging Themes in Biological […]

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Partnership Helps WEF Bring Green Infrastructure Training to Parks Professionals

November 30, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA; Ashburn, Va.) to adapt the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum into a form that can be used to train public land-management professionals throughout the country. In May, NRPA will partner with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to […]

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WEF Stormwater Institute Presents the 2018 MS4 Award Winners

November 30, 2018

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During the Stormwater Congress Luncheon at WEFTEC 2018, 22 agencies received recognition from the fourth-annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Housed within the WEF Stormwater Institute, this awards program was developed to encourage innovation among municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4s) programs nationwide. The MS4 awards […]

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