Tag Archives: Water Advocates

From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. Science, research, and other related terms are among the most commonly heard words at any meeting or conference on water issues. Without investment in these areas, we […]

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White House Briefing Lays Out Administration Funding Priorities

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 10, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff attended a meeting at the White House that outlined the Donald Trump administration’s priorities and plans for increased investment in water infrastructure. During the meeting, several administration officials also answered questions from water sector leaders. Officials attending included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, […]

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Water Advocates Help Defeat Wipes Rider

August 19, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) advocates helped defeat a proposal in Congress that would have counteracted efforts to reduce damages caused by wipes that do not disintegrate when flushed. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R–Md.) offered an amendment that would have revoked a law passed by the Council of the District of Columbia. The local […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

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WEF Members Stand Together in Defense of Water During Water Week

May 31, 2017

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From left, Maine Water Environment Association members Mac Richardson and Chris Littlefield carry signs showing the economic benefits of water during the Water Week 2017 Rally for Water. Photo courtesy of Matt Timberlake, president of Ted Berry Company Inc. (Livermore, Maine).

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members exemplified their dedication to water by traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo. More than 200 water professionals gathered for the event, held March 21–22, to hear leaders discuss important water sector issues, network with other water professionals, learn about current […]

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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources

September 22, 2016

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The Water Advocates Program, an initiative sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to encourage advocacy for important water sector legislation, has a new home on the web. The new website is designed to be a hub for affecting change around crucial water legislation. The WEF Government Affairs department held a webcast on […]

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