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The documentary, “Brave Blue World,” will make its in-person WEFTEC debut on Monday, October 18. Come to a screening of this documentary, which paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations for a sustainable water future.

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See what’s in store for the WEFTEC 2021 Opening General Session to kick off the water sector’s family reunion.

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Get the most updated schedules and descriptions for all the WEFTEC 2021 educational programming. Search by Schedule, Focus Area, or Speaker.

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WEFTEC 2021 program features eight stormwater-focused technical sessions in addition to several other learning opportunities 

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New resources and recent legislation aim to promote integrated planning among stormwater and wastewater organizatons

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Infrastructure bills passed by both houses of U.S. Congress to provide millions for stormwater infrastructure and programs

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Eshani Jha of San Jose, Calif. was selected as the winner of the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize,...

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Every individual who attends WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or results of a negative test for COVID-19 obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival at registration to pick up credentials. These new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate.

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The Water For People World Water Classic 6/60k challenge is back for 2021. You can register to walk or run 6k, bike 60k, do both, or choose your own activity like paddling, skating, or swimming. This year the Classic also has in person options in Chicago.

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Dear WEF member: Earlier this summer, we surveyed WEF members as part of our critical work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion both at WEF and across the water sector. Here are the key messages we heard.

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With so much to choose from at WEFTEC, everyone has unique reasons why they attend. We asked some of the people you can meet in Chicago this October to share with us their unique “WEFTEC Why.”

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Legislative challenges hinder Oahu stormwater utility effort, pose new questions about equity in fee assessments.

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On Sunday, August 8, by a vote of 68 to 29, the U.S. Senate cleared a final procedural hurdle to pass the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately, $550 billion of the total is new funding to be spent over the next five years. Sunday’s vote sets in motion the final vote to pass the bill late Monday night or Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, August 10, the U.S. Senate voted 69 to 30 to pass this bill.

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The forward-thinking initiatives of 39 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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