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WEF Podcasts Explore Water in Cities

August 24, 2018

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Hear insights from water-sector leaders with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Manon Fisher, San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) resource recovery specialist, explains the role biosolids have in […]

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Leaders Discuss Hot Topics in Words on Water Podcast

January 20, 2018

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Water leaders share perspectives on the sector in the Words on Water podcast series. Listen to online podcasts and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Episodes feature: Radhika Fox, CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.) and director of the Value of Water Campaign, discusses the economic benefits […]

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Great Water Cities Summit Shares Holistic Approach to Resilience

July 25, 2017

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Building truly resilient cities requires a holistic approach that considers physical, financial, and workforce components. Attendees at the Great Water Cities Summit 2017: Invest4Resilience learned details about each of these components and discovered the way such cities as New York have turned resilience challenges into opportunities. “I love the title of the summit, the Great […]

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Effective Utility Management Findings Released

May 6, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined seven other water sector organizations to release the effective utility management (EUM) report, Taking the Next Step: Findings of the Effective Utility Management Review Steering Group. WEF, the American Public Works Association (APWA; Washington, D.C.), the American Water Works Association (Denver), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies […]

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U.S. EPA Prepares Water Sector for Extreme Weather with Online Resources

January 5, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with partners to offer a variety of programs to prepare utilities for extreme weather including this workshop on managing small or rural utilities. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Rural Water Association (Duncan, Okla.).

As extreme weather events become more common, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to provide the water sector with resources to prepare. The tools are designed to improve the security and resilience of the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment services in the U.S. EPA’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Resilience website provides […]

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Water Sector Leaders Continue Great Water Cities Discussion in New Orleans

September 22, 2015

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A total of 96 water sector leaders gathered at Tulane University in New Orleans for the second Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Great Water Cities Summit, July 21–22. Attendees at Great Water Cities Summit 2015: Collaborating for a Resilient Future discussed such topics as collaboration within the water sector, managing water during extreme conditions, workforce […]

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WEF Supports 2015 International Water and Climate Forum

September 18, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations are supporting the 2015 International Water and Climate Forum in San Diego, Dec. 7−9. The forum will focus on climate adaptation and provide urban water and wastewater utilities with innovative ways to manage their strategic planning and operations in light of climate change. This […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Lars Schrøder Explores New Solutions to Extreme Weather

August 21, 2015

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Lars Schrøder, chief executive officer of Aarhus Water Ltd. (Aarhus, Denmark), joins a panel of water leaders to discuss changes occurring in cities around the world at WEFTEC® 2015. During the session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities,” scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 28, attendees will […]

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