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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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Investing in Water Infrastructure Generates $220 Billion in Economic Activity

May 26, 2017

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Investing in water infrastructure would create numerous jobs and gains for the economy, according to a new report. The Value of Water Campaign commissioned the report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure,” to better understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affect economic growth and employment. Maintaining reliable clean water services in the […]

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Communicating the Value of Water

May 22, 2017

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A new suite of public outreach materials helps communicate the value of water and wastewater services and the need for infrastructure investment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) to develop these materials, which are available to free-of-charge. The materials include a series of five “The United […]

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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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