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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) WaterBlog is hosted by water quality experts and features discussions about the latest ideas, trends, and news in the profession.

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Water’s Worth It - and So Is Initiative!

Posted September 20, 2012

To many, it could seem that the phrase "Water is the oil of the 21st century" is one of the most common phrases in use today. After all, there does seem to be a widespread recognition both in industrialized countries and emerging economies that going forward into the future, water is certainly going to be one of our most important resources.






Posted by:
Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert

The Clean Water Nexus to a Healthy Planet

Posted Sept. 5, 2012 


Our rivers, streams, and estuaries are cleaner, and much has been accomplished since the Clean Water Act was passed 40 years ago. But have we solved the problem regarding our availability of clean water in the years ahead? Our technology has been largely focused on ways to keep water clean, but we need technology that moves past cleaning our water bodies to new methods of water management—methods resulting in reuse, resource recovery, and energy independence.





  Posted by:
Jeff Eger, WEF Executive Director