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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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EPA Announces Winners of the 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge

On Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure. Student teams proposed innovative green infrastructure designs to reduce stormwater pollution and develop sustainable communities. This year, more than 500 college students from […]

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Registration and Housing Opens for the 2015 Stormwater Congress in Chicago

Registration and housing is now open for the 2015 Stormwater Congress. The conference is cohosted with WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference. Both events are scheduled for September 26 – 30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. WEF is now featuring a new registration interface, but as in previous years, […]

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The StormTV Project Video Competition Returns

For the fourth year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will host the StormTV Project, an annual video competition. From April 2 to June 1, WEF will be accepting videos of innovative stormwater programs, practices, products, and public outreach. The competition is an effort to recognize and highlight the work of stormwater professionals while collecting and […]

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Court To Rule Again on Flow-Based TMDLs

On Feb. 18, the City of Rutland, Vt., filed a complaint requesting that the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont vacate a flow-based total maximum daily load (TMDL) for biological impairments in Moon Brook. The TMDL regulates the amount of stormwater entering Moon Brook using flow as a surrogate for sediment. Flow-based TMDLs […]

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