Tag Archives: Legislation

Recorded Webcast Previews Future for Water Legislation

March 24, 2017

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On Jan. 25, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) held a webcast sharing information about potential priorities of the new administration and the new Congress. The webcast, “What to Expect in The Trump Era and 115th Congress,” offers insight and suggestions on how to work together to maintain and advance the water sector’s goals. […]

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Water Advocates Program Website Becomes Hub for Legislation Resources

September 22, 2016

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Water Advocates Guide and Toolkit

The Water Advocates Program, an initiative sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) to encourage advocacy for important water sector legislation, has a new home on the web. The new website is designed to be a hub for affecting change around crucial water legislation. The WEF Government Affairs department held a webcast on […]

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WEF Joins Water Associations in Advocating for WIFIA Fix in Highway Bill

December 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water associations are advocating for a change in a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill. The change would remove a funding restriction in the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. A 2014 law forbids using tax-exempt financing as part of water infrastructure projects that use […]

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WEF Letter Thanks Senators for WIFIA Fix

August 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has sent a letter to two leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, thanking them for including a correction to a water infrastructure financing program in a bill primarily about highways — S.1647, Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. WEF […]

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U.S. House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

June 19, 2015

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On April 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 355-63 H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (NCPAA). The bill, which is pending the U.S. Senate’s vote, will help American businesses better protect their digital networks from dangerous and destructive cyberattacks. Added to the legislation during floor proceedings were provisions […]

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Help WERF Identify Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Solutions by Aug. 31

August 22, 2014

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For a new study, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is working to identify barriers and response solutions to energy efficiency and resource recovery at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Through Aug. 31, water sector professionals are invited to take the […]

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WEF Raises Concerns About Possible ‘Buy American’ Provisions for SRFs

September 11, 2012

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The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is considering adding “buy American” provisions for state revolving funds (SRFs) to the fiscal year 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appropriations. Because of the potential effects on state Clean Water and Drinking Water SRFs, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the […]

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U.S. House Tackles Integrated Planning Framework

September 7, 2012

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On July 25, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony about the framework for integrated Clean Water Act permitting recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A parade of witnesses, including elected officials, as well as representatives from states, municipal agencies, […]

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