Tag Archives: Water Infrastructure

Words on Water Podcasts Explore Water Sector Topics

December 22, 2017

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The Words on Water podcast series showcases perspectives of prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals. Take interviews with you anywhere by listening online or downloading audio files from the website, as well as through iTunes or the Words on Water app on Android devices. Episodes in the series feature Kevin Shafer, executive director of […]

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DOE, NSF, and U.S. EPA Seek Transformation to Water Resource Recovery Facility

December 23, 2015

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This graphic from the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report shows how energy efficient operations at water resource recovery facilities can produce water and other products. Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015.

A Nov. 3 report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) promotes a change in terminology that was first publicly championed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). It uses the term water resource recovery facility (WRRF) instead of wastewater treatment plant “at the behest of the water treatment community to reflect a shift […]

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U.S. House Committee Urged To Invest in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

May 8, 2015

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Leaders from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Conference of Mayors (Washington, D.C.), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), American Public Works Association (Kansas City, Mo.), American Water Works Association (Denver), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) submitted a letter to the U.S. House of […]

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Water Quality Advocate Says “It’s Time to Put Water First”

April 27, 2015

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Heather Himmelberger, director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), spoke about finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems during a TEDxABQ event. Photo courtesy of Kristyn Fox.

Heather Himmelberger, director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), recently presented at TEDxABQ, an individually organized TED event in Albuquerque, N.M. Himmelberger spoke about finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems. She sees upcoming water quality, quantity, and infrastructure issues as an opportunity to […]

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WEF Joins in Sending Letters Supporting WIFIA Funding

December 22, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has joined others in the water sector to ask U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan, and members of Congress to support funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and Drinking Water and Clean Water […]

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Second Stormwater Congress Kicks Off at WEFTEC 2014, Stormwater Pavilion Doubles in Size

November 26, 2014

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More than 20,000 water professionals from nearly 100 countries assembled in New Orleans for WEFTEC® 2014 and the second annual Stormwater Congress. The Stormwater Congress is a spotlight event held in conjunction with WEFTEC. This year, the congress included more than 30 stormwater technical sessions and workshops as well as the Stormwater Pavilion, a concentrated […]

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Charting New Waters Report Provides Insights and Recommendations for Urban Water Infrastructure

October 30, 2014

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The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) report, “Optimizing the Structure and Scale of Urban Water Infrastructure: Integrating Distributed Systems,” examines the potential use of distributed water infrastructure systems. Photo courtesy of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wis.) released the report, “Optimizing the Structure and Scale of Urban Water Infrastructure: Integrating Distributed Systems,” as part of its Charting New Waters initiative. In March, the foundation partnered with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to convene a group of experts to examine the potential for distributed […]

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WEF Staff Share the Value of Water Message with Local Students

July 25, 2014

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members took time to spread the message of the value of water and to educate about wastewater treatment. On June 10, WEF welcomed 75 middle-school students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Alexandria, Va.) to its headquarters as part of the service project “Operation H2O,” organized by the staff volunteer group, […]

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