Tag Archives: Value of Water

From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

October 17, 2017

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It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) as the 2017-2018 president. This column reaches you after we all return home from an extremely busy week at WEFTEC 2017. WEFTEC, a program helping WEF achieve its mission As a member of the WEF Board of Trustees, I […]

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Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2017

September 17, 2017

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The third-annual Imagine a Day Without Water will take place Oct. 12. Utilities and water organizations that participate will engage their communities in the state of water infrastructure and educate about the need for reinvestment. The Value of Water Campaign, a coalition of water sector organizations that is supported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Navigating Barriers and Finding Opportunities To Assist Low-Income Customers

August 27, 2017

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Water and wastewater rates are rising as utilities address aging water infrastructure in the U.S. To assist low-income households with these increasing costs, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water associations in releasing a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. The guide, “Navigating Legal […]

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From the President: Spreading the Word about WEF’s Vision and Finding Inspiration

August 17, 2017

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As president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), it’s been an absolute privilege to travel throughout North America and across the world to represent WEF’s interests. This past year, I have had the honor of engaging our members and connecting with our strategic partner organizations. Developing a vision for the U.S. Most of WEF’s […]

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Niles, WEF Mascot, Becomes a National Phenomenon

July 31, 2017

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Anyone attending a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event may have seen a tall, green mascot of the reptilian persuasion walking around. That’s Niles the Crocodile, the WEF mascot. Crowds flock to Niles to snag photos and the occasional hug or high-five. An interview with Niles WEF Highlights editor, Jennifer Fulcher, hosted an exclusive […]

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Value of Water Campaign Survey Finds Water Infrastructure Important to Americans

July 24, 2017

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The Value of Water Campaign has released results from a survey exploring voters’ opinions about the importance of funding water infrastructure. Researchers conducted 1000 telephone interviews with registered voters. Participants were asked to rank the importance of various issues that government leaders need to address and to rank specifically the importance of water infrastructure. Participants […]

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New York WEA Illustrates the Importance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

June 29, 2017

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While everyone uses water and wastewater infrastructure daily, not everyone knows exactly how it works and why it needs to be funded. The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) decided to illustrate the importance of this infrastructure to the public with a video and accompanying guide. NYWEA’s messaging video and its guide, “Sustaining and Enhancing […]

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From the President: The Power of Partnerships

June 21, 2017

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With tremendous input from Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, the WEF Board of Trustees sets the organization’s strategic direction and ensures adequate resources are available to meet WEF’s critical objectives. But making measurable progress toward achieving WEF’s strategic goals can be challenging. Often, the real action occurs at the local level through the […]

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