Tag Archives: Spotlight

WEF Submits Comments on WOTUS

On Nov. 14, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) filed comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Waters of the United States proposed rule. WEF supports EPA’s intent in protecting the nation’s waters while providing input on how the proposed rule may be clarified. WEF comments focus on key […]

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Weakened SuDS Plan Could Worsen Flooding, Groups Say

On Sept. 12, the U.K. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Department for Communities and Local Government released a consultation for delivering sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). The goal of the consultation was to examine SuDS implementation options and long-term maintenance strategies. The need for greater use of SuDS was recognized following […]

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Corvias Announces Public-Private Partnership Agreement with Prince George’s County

On Nov. 19, Corvias Solutions announced that it has signed a first-of-its-kind, community-based, public-private partnership (P3) with Prince George’s County, Maryland. This $100 million, 30-year partnership comes to fruition after a unanimous decision by the Prince George’s County Council and more than a year’s worth of negotiations. Corvias Solutions is a privately-held company and a […]

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WEFTEC/Stormwater Congress Call for Abstracts is Now Open

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) annual technical exhibition and conference, is the biggest event of its kind and offers water professionals from around the world the best quality education and training available today. For the third consecutive year, WEFTEC also will include the Stormwater Congress, to take place in Chicago, Sept. 26–30, 2015. Be […]

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WEF Joins Green Infrastructure Collaborative

On Oct. 8, at a meeting attended by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Obama Administration announced new executive actions, its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda, and a series of private- and public-sector commitments to support investments in green infrastructure and improve natural resources management in the context of a changing climate. The actions […]

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Reviewers Sought for Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Control Publication

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Technical Practice Committee is looking for individuals willing to serve as reviewers for a new WEF special publication titled Private Property Infiltration and Inflow Control. This book will be an update to Control of Infiltration and Inflow in Private Building Sewer Connections, which was published in 1999. The effort will […]

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Stormwater Congress Roundup

From Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 20,385 water professionals from nearly 100 countries assembled in New Orleans for WEF’s 87th WEFTEC and 2nd annual Stormwater Congress.

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WEF Volunteers Reduce Flooding in New Orleans Neighborhood

Volunteers from across the country met in New Orleans September 27 to participate in the 7th Annual Water Environment Federation Community Service Project.

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Green Infrastructure solutions include techniques such as constructing wetlands, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, wetland conservation and introducing flood bypasses. Photo credit: UNEP

UNEP Releases Green Infrastructure Guide

A new Green Infrastructure guide was launched Sept. 2 at World Water Week by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Stormwater Congress Onsite Program Now Available

In less than a month, from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, stormwater professionals will come together at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans for the 2014 Stormwater Congress. The conference is a spotlight event hosted by the Water Environment Federation in conjunction with its annual conference WEFTEC®, giving attendees access to both events. Do […]

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