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WEF Volunteers To Install Green Infrastructure at Annual Service Project

On September 26, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Students and Young Professionals Committee will host its eighth annual service project, “The Pershing Cultivation Project: Growing Green Gardens and Young Minds.” At this year’s project, held at Pershing Magnet School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, volunteers will construct a rain garden and an outdoor classroom that will […]

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WEF Opens Application for National MS4 Awards Program

In mid-July the Water Environment Federation (WEF) opened the call for applications for its National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program. Hosted through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the program was established this year to recognize high-performing, regulated Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System programs (MS4s). The objective of the […]

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WEF Announces 2015 StormTV Project Winners

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) today announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. The 2015 StormTV Project received almost 150 submissions and more international submissions than any year prior. More than 35 expert judges reviewed the submissions and selected winners based on message communication and quality as well as content matter and […]

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WEFTEC Stormwater Congress Program is Now Available

Register by July 15 to receive the best rate on attending WEFTEC, the largest water quality conference and exhibition in the world. Hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the event will be held September 26 through 30, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Stormwater Congress is a spotlight event within WEFTEC featuring more than […]

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WEF Announces New Stormwater Institute

On June 24, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the establishment of the WEF Stormwater Institute, a new venture to address the growing issue of stormwater and urban runoff. The institute will be housed within WEF to leverage the organization’s existing leadership, breadth of membership, and varied partnerships with federal, state, and local entities responsible […]

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EPA and US Army Finalize the Clean Water Rule

On May 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule, which will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  According to EPA and the Army, the rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making […]

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New York Court Upholds State Stormwater Permit

On May 5, the state’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, ruled that the state’s general permit for small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) complies with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Issued in 2010, New York’s State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit, administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), […]

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WEF Announces State Winners of U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

On May 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2015 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) — the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. WEF Member Associations (MAs) selected and will sponsor the state winners to attend the U.S. competition, scheduled for June 19-20 at the Hilton Washington Dulles […]

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Exhibitors Encouraged to Present in WEFTEC Stormwater Pavilion

Once again, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is offering exclusive opportunities for its stormwater exhibitors to participate in the WEFTEC and Stormwater Congress technical programs. The opportunity to speak at these co-located conferences not only benefits attendees, but also helps companies gain additional exposure. The Stormwater Congress is co-located with WEFTEC, and both events are […]

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WEF Seeks Input from MS4s and States on Testing of Stormwater Products, Practices

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is engaged in a survey effort to understand the needs of states and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) communities regarding the testing and evaluation of proprietary products and public-domain practices in the stormwater sector. This effort is linked to WEF’s initiative to create a national Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for […]

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