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Stormwater Congress Registration is Now Open

Registration for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Congress opened on March 31. The conference will be held in conjunction with WEFTEC® 2014, which will take place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center September 27 through October 1. Again this year, the congress features a robust technical program coupled with the Stormwater Pavilion. The […]

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Congress Provides Home For Stormwater Professionals Within WEFTEC

WEFTEC® 2013 made history as the largest conference and exhibition in WEFTEC’s 86-year history. In early October, 22,589 water professionals converged on Chicago, and 971 companies hosted booths totaling 27,630 m2 (297,400 sq. ft.) of exhibit hall space. This year was also a first for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Congress. Cohosted with WEFTEC, […]

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WEF Announces WEFTEC 2014 Call for Abstracts

The WEFTEC® 2014 Call for Abstracts, which includes the call for Stormwater Congress abstracts, is open until Dec. 2. The Stormwater Congress and WEFTEC 2014 will be held Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in New Orleans. Topics submitted through the Call for Abstracts should be mature and proven. Include ideas, concepts, or lessons learned that […]

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Illinois and Chicago Make Investments in Green Infrastructure

On Oct. 7 at WEFTEC® 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy Initiative. Over the next 5 years, Chicago will invest $50 million in green infrastructure — one of the largest voluntary investments by an American city. The goal to reduce 946,250 m3 of polluted runoff to the Chicago River […]

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Panelists Discuss Nontraditional Financing Mechanisms at WEFTEC 2013

On Oct. 9, during a discussion forum at WEFTEC® 2013, a panel provided insight on innovative financing mechanisms for stormwater infrastructure. Panelists discussed ways to use State Revolving Funds, incentive-based programs, and public–private partnerships to close the water infrastructure capital gap, which will approach $84 billion in 2020, according to the American Society of Civil […]

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Time Runs Out on Negotiation Period Between EPA and Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) have not reached an agreement on the stormwater rulemaking schedule. CBF is now free to pursue legal actions to force EPA’s hand; however, indications are that negotiations between CBF and EPA are continuing. The original 2010 settlement required EPA to propose a stormwater […]

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Check it Out: Using Twitter to Stay Up To Date on Stormwater

Remember when tweeting was only for the birds? Now, take advantage of Twitter by following @WEFstormwater. On a day-to-day basis the Water Environment Federation tweets about stormwater news and events. During the Stormwater Congress, WEF will be tweeting live from the event with pictures and news. Tweets that include the text #stormwater will be posted […]

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WEF Hosts Innovative Stormwater Finance Forum

In July, the White House Council on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted meetings on water infrastructure financing. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will continue that conversation, pushing the envelope on innovative financing in the stormwater sector. The forum — Session 624: Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Finance Forum — will take place at […]

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Join Stormwater Congress Session on Stakeholder Engagement Online

For those who cannot make it to the Stormwater Congress or for those whose schedules are full with the congress’ 19 technical sessions, pavilion programming, and more, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) invites water professionals to join the conference via WEFTEC On Demand. WEF will broadcast one stormwater session — Creating Meaningful Dialog to Support […]

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Test Your Stormwater Knowledge

The Water Environment Federation published eight books this year, including two on stormwater: Guide for Municipal Wet Weather Strategies and User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs. Find these books online, or visit the bookstore at WEFTEC for books and games, including Spot the Croc, Coffee Hour, and the $500 Wastewater Trivia Challenge. All WEFTEC and Stormwater Congress attendees […]

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