Tag Archives: Drinking water

Take Learning Online With Upcoming WEF Webcasts

February 24, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosts online educational webcasts dedicated to advancing the professional growth and expertise of the water sector. Participate in one of the following upcoming webcasts: Sponsor eShowcase: Water Balancing for District Metering, Feb. 26, 1–1:45 p.m. (EST), Register now. Deep Dive Into Dry Media Systems, Feb. 28, 1–2:30 p.m. […]

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Water Leaders Share Insights in WEF Podcasts

January 26, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Marleah LaBelle, project manager with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Anchorage), discusses challenges with […]

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WEF Endorses Legislation To Help Low-Income Households

December 24, 2018

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On Oct. 10, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D–Md.) and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R–Miss.) introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018 (S. 3564). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) endorsed this legislation, which would help increase access to water and wastewater services. The legislation would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act […]

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WER Article Explores Benefits of Indirect Potable Reuse

August 30, 2018

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Potable reuse can bring many benefits, even when compared to typical water management practices. University of Nevada (Reno) researchers conducted a triple-bottom-line assessment of the benefits of reclaimed water management strategies. Their article, which appears open-access in the August issue of Water Environment Research (WER), presents their work examining how potable use of reclaimed water […]

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U.S. EPA Holds Summit on PFAS

June 25, 2018

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a National Leadership Summit to discuss per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), May 22–23. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) staff and members attended alongside representatives from more than 40 states, tribes, and territories; 20 federal agencies; congressional staff; and other organizations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt presented EPA’s four-step action […]

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Introducing the Winners of 2018 U.S. SJWP Competition

June 20, 2018

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On June 16, high school students who have been selected as 2018 state winners traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 58 students, competing as individuals or on teams, represented 47 states and Puerto Rico in the national finals. […]

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A Record Day for Recycled Water

May 31, 2018

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California water districts earned a Guinness World Record for transforming wastewater to drinking water At this year’s Winter Fest in Fountain Valley, Calif., visitors were invited to enjoy the rare treat of riding snow slides and snapping pictures inside a human-sized snow globe as well as exploring the setting for a new category of Guinness […]

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Take Part in the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

March 22, 2018

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The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has begun on social media, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants you to take part. Every 3 months, WEF will announce a theme based on an aspect of securing safe water and sanitation services for future generations. WEF encourages interested participants to post pictures, videos, and comments on social […]

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