Articles by: WFM Staff

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

March 18, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would be cut by nearly a third next year under an FY20 budget proposal released by the Trump administration last week. The spending cuts, which would reduce EPA appropriations from their FY19 level of just over $8.8 billion to $6.1 billion next year, would alsoRead More

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

March 17, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The Trump administration’s FY20 budget request would provide first-ever appropriations for a number of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs that Congress authorized last year through America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). Altogether, the request would seek a total of $92.8 million to fund new AWIA initiatives. Among the AWIA winners in theRead More

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

March 17, 2019 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland presented Gannett Fleming with an Outstanding Project Award for Maryland American Water’s Bel Air Impoundment project during the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Awards on Feb. 21. The Bel Air Impoundment is the largest dam project in Maryland in 30 years and sets newRead More

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

March 11, 2019 at 9:02 am 0 comments

In April, water sector leaders from across the United States will join regulators, water advocacy groups and elected officials at the National Water Policy Fly-In, April 3-4, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The National Water Policy Fly-In serves as the anchor event for Water Week. Presented jointlyRead More

New report highlights benefits of utility consolidation

New report highlights benefits of utility consolidation

March 11, 2019 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina have released a new report titled Strengthening Utilities through Consolidation: The Financial Impact. The report synthesizes the financial impacts of consolidating water utility service by looking at the real-world, diverse experiences of eight communities fromRead More

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade

March 11, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Next month the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will join several other major water organizations for Water Week 2019, a national policy event that draws water professionals from across the country together to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities. This year, WWEMA’sRead More

Clean Water SRF would receive largest-ever increase under new bill

Clean Water SRF would receive largest-ever increase under new bill

March 11, 2019 at 6:12 am 0 comments

Clean water organizations and advocates in the water sector are praising Congress for its bipartisan introduction of the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is joining other major clean water organizations in supporting the introduction of the bill. NACWA hasRead More

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead More

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Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA chief

March 4, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The Senate voted 52-47 last week to confirm Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler was expected to be sworn in after holding the position of acting administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned from the post last July. Following Pruitt’s resignation, President Donald TrumpRead More

Atlanta DWM completes first publicly-issued Environmental Impact Bond 

Atlanta DWM completes first publicly-issued Environmental Impact Bond 

March 4, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Quantified Ventures, an impact investment firm, and Neighborly, a mission-oriented broker dealer, recently announced the issuance of the first impact bond to be offered on the public markets. The $14 million Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) gives the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM), access to funding for innovativeRead More