Tag Archives: Stormwater

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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U.S. Congress Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

November 25, 2018

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In October, the U.S. Senate passed the biennial Water Resources Development Act. The bi-partisan legislation includes major provisions that benefit drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure and policy. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a version of the bill, known as America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), in September. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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Big Data, Affordability, Industry Innovations, and WEFTEC Explored in WEF Podcasts

October 26, 2018

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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: Kevin Marsh, vice president of sales and marketing for FlowWorks (Seattle), discusses how big data […]

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Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

August 29, 2018

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Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago), an environmental engineering firm focused on water. Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

June 27, 2018

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On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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