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WEF Takes on Coordination of Water Clusters Program

June 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now is coordinating the Water Technology Innovation Clusters Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the program to form regional partnerships between businesses, government groups, research institutions, and other organizations focused on developing innovative technologies to provide clean and reliable water. Currently, the program includes a network […]

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Words on Water Focuses on Puerto Rico, Technology, Workforce, and Outreach

April 29, 2018

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Water sector thought-leaders share insight on a variety of topics through the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 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: Melissa Pomales, water program management leader for Arcadis (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), describes […]

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White House Recognizes Need To Invest in Water Infrastructure

March 29, 2018

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On Feb. 12, President Trump released his 55-page outline for legislation to establish several new infrastructure funding programs, streamline the regulatory review process for projects, improve workforce development programs, and set other federal infrastructure priorities. The “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” describes a new, $50 billion program to promote investments in various forms […]

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Investing in Water Infrastructure Generates $220 Billion in Economic Activity

May 26, 2017

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Investing in water infrastructure would create numerous jobs and gains for the economy, according to a new report. The Value of Water Campaign commissioned the report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure,” to better understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affect economic growth and employment. Maintaining reliable clean water services in the […]

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Imagine H2O Shines a Light on Innovation at Water Gala 2017

May 18, 2017

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Twelve finalists were selected for Imagine H2O’s (San Francisco) 8th Annual Water Data Challenge and were honored at this year’s WaterGala. From the finalists Utilis (Rosh Haayin, Israel) was chosen as the winner. Photo courtesy of Imagine H2O (San Francisco).

Bringing attention to pioneering startups and acting as a conduit to spur innovation in the water sector are the missions of Imagine H2O (San Francisco). The organization embraced that philosophy on March 15, at the Water Gala 2017 held in San Francisco, by showcasing the winners and finalists of the 8th annual Water Data Challenge. […]

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Analysis Reveals SRFs Return Billions on Federal Investment

June 28, 2016

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Federal spending for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) returns economic gains and jobs, according to a new economic benefits analysis released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The analysis, WEF/WateReuse Analysis of National Economic, Job Creation, and Tax Revenue Benefits from Increased Funding […]

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WERF and WateReuse Merge To Advance Concept of One Water

June 20, 2016

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The Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation have merged to form the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.). The merger, announced May 9, brings together the organizations’ expansive portfolio of research on water, wastewater, and stormwater topics. It also reflects on the sector’s movement toward the concept of “one water,” […]

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WEF Representative Testifies to the U.S. Senate about Water Infrastructure

May 13, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) was invited to testify at the U.S. Senate hearing, The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable, held to examine the federal role in water and wastewater infrastructure. On April 7, Rudolph Chow, the director of the Balitmore City Department of Public Works, represented WEF, the […]

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