Tag Archives: Water Management

Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

May 24, 2018

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It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in […]

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Utility Leaders Receive Scholarships to Singapore International Water Week

May 24, 2018

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Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. They will work to break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, […]

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Ancient Iranian Civilization Owes Its Existence to Remarkable Water Management System

April 30, 2018

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If you and your pals were planning to start a new civilization, you would probably think twice about settling in the middle of a desert that receives less than 127 mm (5 in.) of rainfall per year. But such practical concerns didn’t faze the Persians entering the desert in present-day Iran more than 3000 years […]

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Words on Water Podcasts Explore Workforce Issues and Relationship Between Water, Energy, and Food

March 31, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) shares interviews with water sector thought-leaders through the 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: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden discuss the value that military veterans bring to any workforce, […]

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WEF Announces Recipients of the 2016 Singapore International Water Week Scholarship

May 25, 2016

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In July, six water sector leaders will form a U.S. utility delegation to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) chose the following leaders to receive the 2016 Singapore International Water […]

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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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Apply for the 2016 Singapore International Water Week Scholarship

January 22, 2016

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A delegation representing U.S. utilities will travel to the biannual Singapore International Water Week, July 10–14. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.), and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, invite utility leaders to apply for a […]

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Opening General Session Will Highlight Water Resource Revolution

June 23, 2015

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Rob Stewart, a biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author, will be the keynote speaker during the WEFTEC 2015 opening general session. Photo courtesy of The Guild Agency (New York).

Every year, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago will be no exception. On Sept. 28, the session will feature remarks from WEF President Ed McCormick and a keynote address from Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, […]

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