WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 16, 2017

WEF Resources & Efforts

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. WEF’s members are expressing concern and offering support for colleagues who are working to assist their neighbors and recover essential water services in impacted areas,” said Eileen O’Neill, WEF executive director. “WEF members have developed expertise in disaster recovery and design of resilient systems as a result of Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, and other extreme weather events. Moving forward, WEF is committed to sharing this knowledge and experience to assist the affected communities.”

WEF has coordinated with its Member Associations in areas affected by these hurricanes. During WEFTEC 2017, WEF helped attendees donate to recovery efforts. Computer stations throughout McCormick Place in Chicago had links to submit donations for hurricane relief efforts. Signs onsite encouraged donations to charitable funds. Those interested in contributing or finding more information should see:

The WEF Board of Trustees approved a $10,000 donation toward hurricane relief efforts. WEF leaders plan to continue monitoring the water sector in these areas, provide assistance, and offer information to members whenever possible.

WEF also provides the following resources for those responding to or preparing for natural disasters:

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