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Water sector groups propose new affordability metric

Water sector groups propose new affordability metric

June 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Water Environment Federation have together produced a report that proposes a new approach for assessing community and household affordability for water services. The report, “Developing a New Framework for Household Affordability and Financial Capability Assessment in the Water Sector,” buildsRead More

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

May 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country. The inaugural MS4 Needs Assessment Survey led by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute, reflects an effort to learn more about the natureRead 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

This week, 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

Enhancing Your Utility’s Long-Term Financial Sustainability & Resilience through Cash Reserves

Enhancing Your Utility’s Long-Term Financial Sustainability & Resilience through Cash Reserves

February 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

By Andy McCartney Personal financial advisors often recommend that families should have enough money in an emergency fund to cover at least three to six months of living expenses. Corporations such as Microsoft, General Electric and Home Depot maintain excess operating funds for their own business reasons. Why should waterRead More

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

October 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 91st annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC 2018, drew the most registrants ever in New Orleans with 20,740 as the show lived up to its billing as the world’s largest annual water quality event. WEFTEC 2018 also featured 1,019 exhibitors using 299,850 net sq ftRead More

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

August 6, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Utility of the Future Today initiative is recognizing 32 water utilities for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system toRead More

Senate hearing avoids SRF WIN details, AMWA says

Senate hearing avoids SRF WIN details, AMWA says

July 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) in its Monday Morning Briefing for July 16, things got heated on Capitol Hill last week when supporters of the proposed SRF WIN Act clashed with committee members over the bill during a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing. AccordingRead More

Tulsa student wins U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Tulsa student wins U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

June 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that Braden Milford has won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research. Milford, a student at Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Okla., developed a system using naturally occurring bacteria to remove heavyRead More

WEF to coordinate ‘water tech clusters’ network

WEF to coordinate ‘water tech clusters’ network

May 7, 2018 at 9:23 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now coordinating a network of 18 water technology clusters, a program that was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The water clusters are regional groupings of businesses, government, research institutions and other organizations focused on development of innovative technologies to provide clean andRead More

LIFT launches ‘Intelligent Water Systems Challenge’

LIFT launches ‘Intelligent Water Systems Challenge’

March 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

A first-of-its-kind event is challenging participants to use innovation and data to help solve some of the most difficult issues facing water and wastewater utilities. The Intelligent Water Systems Challenge is hosted by the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a joint effort of the Water Environment Federation and theRead More