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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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Podcasts Cover Green Infrastructure, Microbes, Water Policy, and Scarcity

June 28, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Adriana Calderelli, program director of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), and others discuss the […]

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U.S. EPA Holds Summit on PFAS

June 25, 2018

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EPA - PFAS Summit Featured

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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WEF Joins in Hosting Briefings on Membrane Technology

October 24, 2017

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On Sept. 7, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined in hosting two events to discuss with public officials how membrane technology is being used by communities to address water quality and quantity challenges. WEF joined with the American Membrane Technology Association (Stuart, Fla.) and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) to hold a morning […]

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From the President: Earning Legitimacy for the Water Sector

December 22, 2016

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The sociological concept of “legitimacy” means that individuals and groups recognize and accept the appropriateness of an authority to lead. This concept becomes even more important to the water sector as communities implement seemingly more complex and controversial projects, particularly those seeking to implement potable reuse. Legitimacy starts with creating an authentic conversation with the communities […]

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Explore Texas’ Freshwater Resources Online

May 25, 2016

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ALL INTERNAL RIGHTS, LIMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS. Dolan Falls Preserve, Texas: Detail of water surrounding the Dolan falls. Photo credit: © Ian Shive

The Texas Freshwater Explorer is a free, online tool for policymakers, water managers, scientists, municipalities, industries, and the public. The tool, created by the Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.), enables users to investigate and analyze freshwater availability of local surface water and groundwater. Users can obtain information about different policies, trends, and uses that affect the […]

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Proposed 2017 USGS Budget Incorporates Increased Water Resources Research

March 27, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is designed to maintain core USGS science programs as well as to advance priorities set by the USGS Science Strategy Plans. These priorities include informing water management for the 21st century, according to a USGS news release. The FY […]

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WEF Committee Releases Infiltration and Inflow Fact Sheet

December 24, 2015

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Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Fact Sheet

In September, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Collection Systems Committee released a fact sheet on reducing private property infiltration and inflow (PPII). Infiltration and inflow of stormwater and groundwater into sanitary sewers can overwhelm the sewers’ capacity and cause overflows. Sewer laterals, which connect buildings on private property to sewer mains, can be […]

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