Tag Archives: Extreme Weather

Take Learning Online With Upcoming WEF Webcasts

February 24, 2019

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WEF Webcasts Logo Featured

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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Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

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Houston Operator Awards Featured

Two City of Houston operators received special recognition during WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 533, Operator Excellence: Operations Ingenuity Contest Winners, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented Tomas Martinez and Sidney Bomer with The First Responders’ First Responder Award. During the session, WEF celebrated winners of its sixth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest. They […]

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Publication Helps in the Design of Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Facilities

October 26, 2017

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Sustainability and Energy Management Featured

Water resource recovery facilities of the future will need to be less costly to operate and more resilient to climate change. Sustainability and Energy Management for Water Resource Recovery Facilities describes best practices for evaluating and improving the energy efficiency of these facilities. The companion to Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, includes an assessment […]

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WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 16, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community wants to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean affected by the recent series of hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “It is during tremendous challenges like this that we see the incredibly tight-knit nature of the water community. […]

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Fluvial Innovations Shares Flooding Data in Infographic

March 22, 2017

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Severe flooding has been increasing throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Fluvial Innovations (Poole, England) created an infographic to show the types of floods that can occur, the causes of flooding, and the associated costs. Presented data can help public officials, urban and natural resource planners, as well as citizens make sustainable water management decisions for […]

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Water Sector Leaders Continue Great Water Cities Discussion in New Orleans

September 22, 2015

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Great Water Cities Summit-Utility Panel

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, Other Organizations Pen Letter Opposing the Reopening of Farm Bill

July 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and more than 100 other organizations wrote a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in opposition to reopening debate on the 2014 farm bill. The letter was written to […]

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WEF, NGA Collaborate To Improve Resiliency when Facing Extreme Events

July 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the National Governors Association (Washington, D.C.) to offer a learning lab that will help inform states’ emergency response to extreme events and let planning agencies know what water and wastewater facilities are doing to improve resiliency to these events. The learning lab, which took place […]

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