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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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Invest in Resiliency by Attending the Next Great Water Cities Summit

March 23, 2017

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Great Water Cities Summit 2017

In May, water sector leaders from around the U.S. will gather at Great Water Cities Summit 2017: Invest4Resilience to share their visions, experiences, and expertise on investment in local communities to improve resiliency. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) invites water sector professionals to join the discussion by registering and attending the summit. During the […]

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Send Letters of Interest for WIFIA Loans by April 10

March 14, 2017

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On Jan. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Organizations interested in applying for low-interest loans and loan guarantees must submit a letter of interest to EPA by April 10. The WIFIA program received […]

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Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices

January 27, 2017

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Experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken water sector experts will highlight best practices in project delivery during the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2017. These experts will discuss the merits of design-build best practices as means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Challenges of drought and high-profile public water issues such as that in Flint, Mich., have had large […]

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Value of Water Campaign Represents New Name with Action

December 27, 2016

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The Value of Water Coalition officially changed its name to the Value of Water Campaign. The change, made with the support and approval of coalition partners, demonstrates that the initiative is spearheaded and supported by a variety of leading water sector organizations including the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The new name also clarifies […]

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White House Water Summit Features WEF’s Commitments to Action

May 19, 2016

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On March 22 — World Water Day — the Barack Obama Administration hosted the first White House Water Summit. More than 200 attendees gathered at the summit to discuss water resources in infrastructure in the U.S. and advance water sector efforts. The summit built on the White House Roundtable on Water Innovation held Dec. 15, […]

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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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Majority of Americans Willing To Pay for Water Infrastructure

April 17, 2016

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A national poll in January revealed that Americans are concerned about the state of water infrastructure and are willing to support efforts to invest and modernize systems to maintain reliable water and wastewater services. The Value of Water Coalition released results from its poll on public attitudes and concerns about water. The coalition, which includes […]

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