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WEFTEC/Stormwater 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. Be part […]

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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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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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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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CNT to Host Urban Flooding Forum at the Stormwater Congress

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) — a Chicago-based nonprofit — is hosting the National Urban Flooding Forum during the Water Environment Federation’s Stormwater Congress. A CNT survey of 30 major cities in the Great Lakes region shows that all surveyed cities are affected by urban flooding caused by rain overwhelming drainage systems and waterways. […]

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Presenters Prepare Short Talks for Stormwater Pavilion Theater

This year’s Stormwater Congress will be co-located with WEFTEC® 2013, to be hosted Oct. 5 to 9 in Chicago. This gives attendees access not only to stormwater programming but also to content and exhibits covering the entire water sector. The focal point of the Stormwater Congress within the WEFTEC exhibit hall will be the Stormwater […]

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WEF Volunteers To Build Rain Garden at WEFTEC 2013

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Students and Young Professionals Committee hosts an annual service project each year at WEFTEC®. When the project started in 2008, volunteers built a rain garden and will be doing so again this year in Chicago. The project — Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens — will take place at John C. […]

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