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As a young professional engineer in the infancy of my career, I was very fortunate to have had...

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Research centers focused on stormwater infrastructure will be established through federal funding after extensive support from the Water...

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🎧 LISTEN to this new podcast with Greta Zornes of CDMSmith, who discusses what makes potable reuse projects different and the current path for expansion of potable reuse, including why communities are undertaking projects and the role of regulations.

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Project completed at South Chicago’s Coles School boosts runoff retention capacity by nearly 2.1 million L (570,000 gal)

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The three-year Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission was co-launched by the U.S. and French space agencies in December

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A new analysis of implementation plans in 20 U.S. cities highlights missed potential in using green infrastructure to promote environmental equity

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Announced during a United Nations convention on climate change in November, two recent White House-authored reports detail new efforts to spur green infrastructure adoptio

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the publication of its final rule on the definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

See the New 'WOTUS' Definition

In 2022, WEF set our sights on new horizons—a world where each person has access to clean water and sanitation, where communities prosper, and where nature thrives. With the release of our new strategic plan, we focused on feedback from our members and partners to prioritize attracting and developing a diverse and passionate water workforce, cultivating a purpose-driven community, and leading the transformation to the circular water economy.

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On Dec. 20, negotiators in the U.S. Congress released its final fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Omnibus Appropriations package that will fund the federal government through the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2023.

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This whitepaper explores two commonly used methods for cooling induction motors that are used in submersible wastewater centrifugal pumps. Through testing data and analysis, readers will learn how the oil-filled motor solution and the closed loop cooling (CLC) solution compare.

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🎧 In this episode of Words of Water, Episode #230 listen to Tshoganetso Masunga, Data Analyst with Sarep, talking about her work in water and sanitation in Botswana and her fellowship at WEF, including what she learned, the WEFTEC experience, and what she will carry back to her work in Africa. 

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In 1987, WEF’s Task Force on Wastewater Biology met to discuss how to roll out a new manual, titled Wastewater Biology: The Microlife, at the 1988 WEF conference. Chairman Michael H. Gerardi requested volunteers to develop a preconference workshop on wastewater treatment microbiology. Thirty-five years later multiple sessions of this workshop still sell out every year at WEFTEC.

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WEFTEC attendees and exhibitors generously donated to help offset 5,903 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by travel to and from New Orleans.

Learn About the Offset Credits