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A preliminary class action lawsuit settlement between the Charleston Water System (Charleston, South Carolina) and wipes manufacturer Kimberly-Clark could affect any entity that owned and/or operated wastewater conveyance and treatment systems since January 6, 2018. Class members need to be aware of this settlement and how it may affect them.

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Following the April 2021 virtual sessions with U.S. federal legislators and regulators, the water sector is already seeing some results.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) hosted Water Week 2021 virtually during the last week of April. The virtual events between water sector leaders and U.S. federal legislators and regulators focused on changing water policy to help improve the water sector in the U.S. Chief among the concerns was repairing the nation’s often overlooked water infrastructure. Speakers included members of the U.S. Congress, the architects of the National Water Reuse Action Plan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leaders, including EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, and many others working to shape the future of water policy.

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On June 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) made available $166.6 million USD in grants to help low-income ratepayers effected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their drinking water and wastewater utility bills.

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University of Hawai’i at Mānoa internship program taps aspiring engineers to develop new tools that improve local stormwater management.

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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Last month, we asked you if you plan to join us in Chicago for WEFTEC 2021. We had a great response rate and wanted to share what you told us.

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Water sector ‘artists-in-residence’ take unique approaches to public outreach

Download this excerpted article from May 2021 Water Environment & Technology.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies, and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Maile Lono-Batura as Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs,...

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Watch WEF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Sanderson discuss the importance and safety of the coronavirus vaccine for water sector workers.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for water...

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 WEF Awards. The...

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This year please consider financially supporting two WEF programs that engage young people in water science and occupations...

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American Society of Civil Engineers renovates parking lot with sustainability, outreach in mind

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November 19 is World Toilet Day, the annual reminder about the importance of sanitation to health, communities, the environment, and the economy. While the day organized by the United Nations (UN) is an opportunity to celebrate how much the toilet has done for civilization, it also serves as a stark reminder that over 4 billion people live without access to safety managed sanitation.

Lynn Broaddus discusses World Toilet Day