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Managing Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

September 24, 2018

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WEFTEC session to showcase how challenges can drive innovation Producing both energy and food requires one critical element: water. WEFTEC 2018 will bring together water users, water providers, and water conservationists. During Session 101: Exploring the Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, on Oct. 1, professionals representing food, energy, and environmental groups will gather to discuss […]

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WEF Joins in Encouraging Congress To Preserve Funding for Farm Bill

June 21, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to support funding for the 2018 Farm Bill. On May 4, WEF joined many other organizations in requesting that the U.S. Congress fully fund Title II, the Conservation Title, in the next Farm Bill reauthorization. The letter was sent to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts […]

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Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

May 24, 2018

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It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Workforce Issues and Relationship Between Water, Energy, and Food

March 31, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares interviews with water sector thought-leaders through the Words on Water podcast series. Stream these episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden discuss the value that military veterans bring to any workforce, […]

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$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet

September 24, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids Committee (RBC) has released the PDF version of the fact sheet, “Phosphorus in Biosolids: How to Protect Water Quality While Advancing Biosolids Use.” As a consolidation of an extensive online version of the fact sheet released in 2014, it condenses main findings from the RBC Sustainable […]

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WEF Joins Others in Requesting Support for Water Quality Benefits

May 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and 14 other organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in support of future enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The letter encourages FSA to set a target for continuous Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign-ups and enrollments to benefit water quality […]

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Luncheon Speaker Presents Sustainable Water Plan for Valley of Mexico

June 17, 2014

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The Valley of Mexico, a region surrounding Mexico City, has been experiencing an increased demand for a continually shrinking supply of water. On April 25, Ernesto Espino discussed the valley’s water problems and potential solutions during a luncheon of the U.S. chapter of the Inter-American Association of Sanitary & Environmental Engineering (Arlington, Va.) held at […]

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