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Water Week 2024 to focus on legislative, regulatory water sector priorities

Water Week 2024 to focus on legislative, regulatory water sector priorities

April 9, 2024 at 8:43 am 0 comments

More than 350 water sector professionals and policy experts, representing associations and public water sector utilities from across the country, will take part in Congressional office visits this week as part of the annual “Water Week” Fly-In on Capitol Hill.   A large contingent ofRead More

Michigan country honored with Utility of the Future award

Michigan country honored with Utility of the Future award

October 30, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office (WRC) in Waterford Township, Michigan, was one of the 2023 recipients of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Utility of the Future award. This marks the third time in four years the organization has received this award, emphasizing itsRead More

Park wins U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Park wins U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

July 31, 2023 at 7:49 am 0 comments

Naomi Park of Greenwich, Connecticut, was named the national winner of the 2023 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Park’s research explores collecting Styrofoam debris in the ocean and then using that collected material as a filter to reduce ocean carbon levels. This simultaneously addressesRead More

WEF selects interim executive director

WEF selects interim executive director

May 31, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Wm. Patrick (Pat) Nichols to serve as its interim executive director, effective June 1, 2023. After taking the reins from outgoing Executive Director Walter Marlowe, who has led the organization since 2019, Nichols will oversee WEF’s continued implementationRead More

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

May 8, 2023 at 8:32 am 0 comments

Five water sector associations representing drinking and clean water utility systems submitted a letter to Congress last week in support of the “Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act.” The bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate and aims to hold polluters accountable for Per-and PolyfluoroalkylRead More

Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

April 24, 2023 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Recommendations Include Establishment of Permanent Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program at HHS Five water sector organizations joined forces today to release a new report on the growing water affordability concern for low-income Americans and call for a permanent program to address the challenge. The AmericanRead More

National Water Policy Fly-In to headline Water Week 2023

National Water Policy Fly-In to headline Water Week 2023

April 17, 2023 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Next week, water sector leaders will gather in the nation’s capital for Water Week, an annual week of in-person meetings, events and Capitol Hill visits with lawmakers to discuss the most critical issues facing water. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the WaterRead More

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

January 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Research centers focused on stormwater infrastructure will be established through federal funding after extensive support from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). Congress has provided $3 million in initial funding for the establishment of three to five Centers ofRead More

WSSC treatment facilities get award for nutrient removal, performance

WSSC treatment facilities get award for nutrient removal, performance

November 7, 2022 at 8:33 am 0 comments

Two prominent water industry organizations recently recognized five of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs – formerly known as wastewater treatment plants) for outstanding performance.   The Water Environment Federation (WEF) awarded WSSC Water’s Seneca WRRF the Project Excellence Award. WEF’sRead More

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

October 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently honored 13 communities for what it called excellence in stormwater management, including exceeding permit requirements and sharing knowledge with the water sector. The municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) programs were selected as part of the National Municipal StormwaterRead More