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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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WEF Webcasts Cover Utilities of the Future, Recovering Commodities from Wastewater, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

May 5, 2016

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EPA Webcast: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Part 2 This second webcast in a Utilities of the Future series explores how utilities are building and nurturing a sustainable workforce. To optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds, utilities need a workforce that is resilient, innovative, […]

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WEF and Others Launch Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

April 24, 2016

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The Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program celebrates the progress and performance of U.S. wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of an innovative business model. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), with support […]

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