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Great Water Cities 2016 challenged attendees to devise stormwater solutions

On May 10 and 11, more than 100 utility leaders and stormwater experts gathered for Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. This event brought together thought leaders to devise solutions to stormwater challenges. The event used the 2015 publication Rainfall to Results: The Future of Stormwater as the starting point to focus […]

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White House Water Summit highlights new commitments to a sustainable water future

On World Water Day, March 22, the White House hosted a Water Summit to raise awareness about the national importance of water including the significance of cross-cutting, creative solutions for solving today’s water problems and inspiring change in how water is used, conserved and protected. The event served as a platform to highlight new commitments […]

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WEF provides comments on EPA proposed phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit remand rule

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) provided public comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit remand rule, published in the Federal Register on Jan. 6, 2016. Prior to the register publication, EPA also made prepublication documents available for public review on Dec. 17, 2015. A formal […]

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WEF is Now Accepting Applications for MS4 Awards

On March 8, the Water Environment Federation announced that it is accepting applications for its second annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit an application by April 15. An expert committee will review the entries. Each […]

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WEF, DC Water partner to create green infrastructure certification program

Effort will support sustainable GI projects and spur economic growth DC Water (Washington, D.C.) and the Water Environment Federation on Feb. 8 announced (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) they are developing a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. This program, which will be housed within the WEF Stormwater Institute, will certify individuals who install, inspect, and maintain green […]

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Jared Hockenberry wins PWEA Golden Rain Drop Award

Jared Hockenberry, a project engineer/project manager with GHD, was presented with the 2015 Golden Rain Drop Award from the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) for his individual contributions to the advancement of the state of the art of stormwater management. Hockenberry was recognized for his leadership to the newly created PWEA Stormwater Committee throughout 2014 […]

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Kimberly Grove wins CWEA Golden Rain Drop Award

Kimberly Grove, chief of the environmental compliance and laboratory services division for the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW), is the 2015 recipient of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) Stormwater Committee’s Golden Rain Drop Award. Grove, a professional engineer with 17 years of experience, has actively contributed to the Stormwater Committee as […]

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WEF Backed Runoff Provision Included in Highway Bill

On Dec. 4, President Obama signed the Fixing American Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law. It is the first long-term transportation bill passed by Congress in 10 years. The FAST Act will increase funding for highway transportation infrastructure by about 11% over 5 years. The highway reauthorization bill also included a stormwater management provision that […]

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WEF Announces Chris French as Director of Stormwater Programs

On Nov. 16, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Chris French has joined the organization as its new director of stormwater programs. French will use his more than fifteen years of water sector experience to expand this core competency area for WEF. He will guide the efforts of the WEF Stormwater Institute, a recently […]

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WEF Fact Sheet Focuses on Removal of Private Property Infiltration and Inflow

In September, the Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Committee released a fact sheet on reducing private property infiltration and inflow (PPII). Infiltration and inflow (I/I) of extraneous stormwater and groundwater to sanitary sewers can overwhelm the conveyance capacity of sewers and is a significant cause of system overflows. Sewer laterals, which connect buildings on private […]

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