Tag Archives: Water Advocates

Ask Congress To Support Grants for Water Research

August 25, 2018

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Water Advocates Guide and Toolkit

The National Priorities Water Research program has advanced water science through applied research projects. This provides direct benefits to water sector utilities through more robust knowledge, tools, and models that can improve public health and lower costs for municipalities. While the U.S. Congress has supported the program during the past 5 years, continued funding is […]

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Become a Water Advocate for WEF’s #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

May 26, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Challenge Featured

The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has entered its second phase. During the next 3 months, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites you to become a water advocate. WEF is helping those in the water sector become leaders through advocacy. Use WEF’s online tool to write to your elected officials about the importance of clean water […]

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WEF Joins in Asking U.S. Congress To Support Water Research

April 23, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter asking U.S. Congress to support the National Priorities Water Research program. The letter, addressed to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, requests that grant program funding be […]

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From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

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 Advocates Featured

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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