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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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WEF Releases Green Infrastructure and Wet Weather Books

In August, the Water Environment Federation announced the release of two special publications related to stormwater. The first, Green Infrastructure Implementation, was developed by Carol Hufnagel of Tetra Tech and Nancy Rottle of the University of Washington, as well as 75 technical experts. The book provides actionable information promoting the implementation of green infrastructure. Unlike […]

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WEF Announces Winners of 2014 Stormwater Video Competition

The 2014 StormTV Project recognizes videos of innovative stormwater practices, programs and products nationwide.  ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) today announced the winners of its 2014 StormTV Project competition. The contest is an effort to collect and share innovative stormwater videos and to recognize and highlight the work of stormwater professionals. Through […]

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WEF To Host No-Charge Webcast on Stormwater Financing

On August 27, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will host a no-charge webcast on innovative financing approaches for stormwater management. The webcast is an update to an event hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance July 29, which focused on Washington, D.C.’s stormwater retention trading market. At the event, representatives from the District Department of the […]

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Stakeholders Call for Clarification on Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule

On June 11, the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment convened a hearing on “Potential Impacts of Proposed Changes to the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule.” Administration witnesses included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary of Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy. Both Perciasepe and Darcy […]

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WEF Announces Stormwater Congress Luncheon Keynote Speaker

The 2014 Stormwater Congress will be hosted by the Water Environment Federation September 27 through October 1 in conjunction with WEFTEC® at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Mahoney grew up in Syracuse, New York, and was elected to public office in 2007 […]

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EPA Launches Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

On July 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest started in 2012 to encourage innovative approaches to stormwater management. Every time it rains, urban stormwater carries bacteria, nutrients, heavy metals and other pollutants into the nation’s waters, impacting tens of thousands of miles of rivers, streams […]

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