Tag Archives: Utility of the Future

Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Webcast Showcases Utility of the Future Innovations

June 16, 2017

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Better and Smarter: Technology Innovation for the Utility of the Future In addition to treating and discharging wastewater, utility managers now look for ways to optimize efficiency, recover valuable resources, and enhance contributions to healthy watersheds and their communities. This relies on water resource recovery facilities to employ innovative solutions to improve efficiency and move […]

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Submit Nominations for the Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

May 24, 2017

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Water resource recovery facilities that embrace innovative solutions to solve challenges have an opportunity to be recognized. The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program promotes those utilities working toward transforming operations by adopting innovative and sustainable utility management practices. “The innovations coming to the water sector present an opportunity for a shift in the […]

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Water Innovation 2017 Highlights Cutting-Edge Technology and Practices in the Water Sector

May 17, 2017

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Attendees at the first ever water innovation forum event, Water Innovation 2017, listen to a panel of speakers talk about to bridge the gap from innovation to practice in the water sector. WEF photo/Renee Kayal.

Innovation provides a key to survival for the water sector. In March, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), along with partners Imagine H2O (San Francisco) and the California Water Environment Association, held the first water innovation forum, Water Innovation 2017: Putting Ideas into Practice. During the WEF-member-only event, 190 registrants from 27 states, three […]

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From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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Upcoming Webcasts Discuss the Utility of the Future and PACP Deliverables

March 21, 2017

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Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series: Organizational Culture as the Backbone Increasingly, wastewater utilities not only focus on treating wastewater and discharging clean effluent but also seek ways to optimize efficiency, recover resources, and enhance watersheds. Becoming a Utility of the Future also requires embracing a new culture that empowers the […]

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WEF Recognizes 61 Utilities for Exceptional Performance

September 14, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joins the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.), and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) in celebrating 61 recipients of the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program. A peer committee of utility leaders selected […]

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Effective Utility Management Findings Released

May 6, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined seven other water sector organizations to release the effective utility management (EUM) report, Taking the Next Step: Findings of the Effective Utility Management Review Steering Group. WEF, the American Public Works Association (APWA; Washington, D.C.), the American Water Works Association (Denver), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies […]

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