Archive | October, 2012

WEF Launches Water For Jobs Initiative

In a report released in 2011 — Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment— an estimated investment of $188.4 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality. Spread over the next 5 years, this investment could generate $265.6 billion in economic activity and create nearly 1.9 million jobs. Check out this […]

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WEF Releases Summary of Stormwater Technical Meeting

In July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) held an invitational meeting to discuss issues and experiences implementing green infrastructure and low-impact development practices. The goal of the event was to assemble professionals in the stormwater sector to present information to officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and […]

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WEF Joins Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court on Los Angeles Stormwater Case

A March 2011 appeals court decision held that the flow of water from one portion of a river through an engineered improvement into a downstream portion of the same river constitutes a regulated discharge of pollutants under the Clean Water Act (CWA). By this ruling, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit would be required. […]

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WEF Participates in White House Conference on Green Infrastructure

On Sept. 20, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hosted an invitational conference titled “Municipal Stormwater Infrastructure: Going From Grey to Green.” The meeting included approximately 80 municipal officials, consultants, designers, and other experts and focused on barriers and incentives for implementing green infrastructure. Participants agreed on the importance of federal involvement in […]

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WEFTEC Stormwater Wrap-up

WEFTEC 2012®, held Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 in New Orleans, featured three stormwater workshops and more than 75 technical presentations. Sessions covered topics from urban forestry and green infrastructure to managing peak wet weather flows to regulatory issues. Watch some of these sessions with WEFTEC On Demand. Recorded stormwater sessions include “Creating and Supporting […]

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Exploring the Multiple Benefits of Water Recycling Systems for New York City’s Water and Wastewater Utility

By Carolina Griggs, Vlada Kenniff, and Julie Stein with New York City Department of Environmental Protection Water’s worth it, but how much? The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) initiated a study to discover how much a gallon of water saved is worth in terms of DEP’s operational and capital costs, and whether […]

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