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Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

January 17, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

EPA should recognize all drinking water and wastewater systems as eligible recipients of funding under the agency’s new Water Workforce Infrastructure Development Grant Program, four water sector associations wrote in a letter earlier in January. The letter, which was signed by AWWA, NACWA, and WEF, in addition to AWMA, came soonRead More

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

December 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched the NutrientSmart (NSmart) program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhancedRead More

WEF honors individuals, orgs for service and contributions

WEF honors individuals, orgs for service and contributions

October 4, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2021 WEF Awards recipients for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water profession. “Long-term resilience for the world’s most crucial resource depends onRead More

WEFTEC announces new health and safety measures, to require proof of vaccination

WEFTEC announces new health and safety measures, to require proof of vaccination

August 25, 2021 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Anyone attending WEFTEC in October will be required to show proof of vaccination or provide the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of the time of arrival at registration. The new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate. The WaterRead More

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

WEF survey estimates stormwater sector’s annual funding gap

February 26, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The U.S. stormwater sector faces an estimated $8.5 billion annual funding gap, according to a survey by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The funding shortfall exists as municipalities nationwide work to maintain water infrastructure, control pollution in waterways, and protect communities from flooding. The funding gap was identified in WEF’sRead More

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

January 4, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Congress recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations bill. The legislation contains a provision to create the first ever Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program with $638 million in appropriations – an historic win for water accessibility and the first appropriation of its kind for water assistance.Read More

Here’s what the water sector wants from Congress and President-elect Biden

Here’s what the water sector wants from Congress and President-elect Biden

November 23, 2020 at 10:44 am 0 comments

In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden last week, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) urged the incoming administration to prioritize COVID-19 relief for water utilities and investment for the overall water infrastructure sector. The letter, authored by association president Melissa Elliott, cites AWWA research that revenue shortfalls at U.S. drinkingRead More

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

September 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pre-publication release of its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA). The new document will aid water sector utilities and theirRead More

WEF seeking applications for Utility of the Future Today program

WEF seeking applications for Utility of the Future Today program

June 1, 2020 at 8:20 am 0 comments

The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which seeks to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today concept is being promoted as water systemsRead More

Water Week hosting live webinars with congressional updates

Water Week hosting live webinars with congressional updates

April 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The organizers of Water Week 2020 will present complimentary webinar sessions on April 22 and 29 to discuss the water sector’s key issues and talking points, as well tools and tips for engaging with congressional representatives. Live conference events for Water Week 2020, originally scheduled for April 26 – May 2Read More