May 2013 at a Glance

May 31, 2013

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WEF and U.S. EPA Tour Innovations at University of South Florida

On March 27, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaders to attend the Water innovation Tour at the University of South Florida (USF; Tampa).

Presenting a United Front for Water Infrastructure Funding

Leaders gather at National Water Infrastructure Summit to discuss needs and benefits for funding

Water industry leaders spoke passionately about water and the need for water infrastructure funding during the National Water Infrastructure Summit, held April 16 in Washington, D.C. A unified message of expanding innovation, increasing cooperation across the water sector, and garnering support from the public and government was presented to 140 attendees.

Mr. Millea Goes to Washington

WEF member testifies on the need for and benefits of funding water projects

On April 16, Matt Millea, vice chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Government Affairs Committee, appeared before members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to fund programs critical to successful operation of wastewater and water treatment services.

Presenting One Voice for Water on Capitol Hill

WEF members gain personal and professional experience at the Water Matters! Fly-In

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members met with government officials to take a stand for water infrastructure funding, as well as other water industry issues, at the third annual Water Matters! Fly-In.

Recycling Center’s Purpose Trickles Down to Onsite Water Reuse

The El Cerrito (Calif.) Recycling and Environmental Center is walking the talk and taking its mission a step further in encouraging environmental stewardship in the community. The center, which spans a 0.8-ha (2-ac) former quarry on the east shore of San Francisco Bay, recently was redesigned with numerous features to encourage onsite reuse of water and other resources.

Rethinking Water Infrastructure

Lecture educates about using innovative ideas and holistic plans for flexible water management
On May 14, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy presented a lecture about the need to revolutionize water infrastructure. Vairavamoorthy, dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida (Tampa), spoke at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters building in Washington, D.C., to a crowd of nearly 150.

U.S. EPA Introduces Blueprint for Promoting Water Industry Innovations 



Setting Nutrient Management Priorities Using U.S. EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool





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