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Scott Taylor on Stormwater Pollution Control Program at EPA

Scott Taylor, chair of WEF's Stormwater Institute, discusses the request that Congress establish a permanent program at U.S. EPA to control stormwater pollution at the source.

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June House of Delegates Update

Steven Drangsholt, speaker of the WEF House of Delegates, interviews Tracy Ekola, delegate-at-large and member of the Central States Water Environment Association, who reflects on her experience at the National Water Policy Fly-In.

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WEFTEC Waterside Chat

During WEFTEC 2021, the Waterside Chat featured a group of water profession experts — bold thinkers with strong voices — discussing the Future of Water in 2051

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued new, more rigorous drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Two of these levels are drastically more stringent than previous levels and likely mean hundreds, if not thousands, of drinking water systems nationwide will be affected. The agency also announced up to $5 billion in grant funding to help communities prepare and deal with these contaminants. Here is what water sector utilities need to know.

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Lara Grotz, EIT, shares her experience visiting Water Week in person for the first time and as a new mother.

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) experts have reacted swiftly to concerns about monkeypox and compiled critical information for water sector workers and leaders. Get this fact sheet now.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces that John Benedict Estrada and Pauline Victoria Estrada, siblings from Clovis North High School in California, are the winners of the 2022 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their project on conservation of irrigation water using a drought assessment tool powered by artificial intelligence.

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Each month in 2022, WEF will focus on a particular topic within the water sector. June's Focus: Stormwater and Watershed. Rain and snowmelt are essential water resources, but we also must monitor, manage, and mitigate both the quality and quantity to avoid flooding, sewer overflows, and nonpoint source pollution. To accomplish this, we use such tools as traditional collection systems, watershed planning and management approaches, green infrastructure, stormwater control measures, and hydraulic and hydrology modeling. Get immersed in these topics through technical sessions, case studies, and workshops; and learn how issues the stormwater industry faces are being approached by joining us on June 27 through 29 for the Stormwater Summit 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Perhaps no aspect of water and wastewater treatment is more important than the workforce that performs the day-to-day work needed to provide safe drinking water and to protect our public waterways.

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🎧 At WEFTEC 2021, the Waterside Chat featured a group of water experts discussing the Future of Water in 2051. They discussed similarities, differences, sustainability, and change impediments for water in 30 years. Panelists also explored societal and technological influences on water.

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🎧 In this episode of Words of Water episode #217, Jane Madden, Senior Vice President of CDM Smith, talks about various aspects of #PFAS including ways to manage the chemicals at #water facilities, their presence in #biosolids, and gaps in #research that need to be filled.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the U.S. The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize utilities that have demonstrated nitrogen or phosphorus reductions and developed robust community outreach programs.

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We’re excited to announce that Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II—Solids Handling and Support Systems, the highly-anticipated sequel in the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals training series, is now available. This manual helps operators prepare for the first three levels of certification examinations.

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WEF has launched its CE Credit Archive to let you track your earned credits, access your continuing education documents anytime, and serve as an archive for state reporting.

The archive currently includes CE Credit records for WEFTECs 2016 through 2020 (WEFTEC Connect) and past WEF Education and Training events, beginning in 2017.

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