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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.

Learn how the grants benefit utilities

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

Watch a welcome video

Although some states have set early 2021 expirations for their shutoff moratoriums, questions remain and pressure builds about how bills will be paid during a pandemic in which clean water has taken center stage as a public-health necessity. 

Shutoff Moratoria Affects Utilities, Consumers

I watched in horror as the insurrection unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Wrapped into that worry was my overwhelming concern for everything that WEF and its members value. In case the connection between domestic terrorism and clean water and affordable services is not immediately obvious, let me explain.

Hear the connection between clean water and democracy

Find out the main themes and trends that emerged as operators, engineers, manufacturers, regulators, scientists, students, educators, and officials from all over the globe connected online to discover, learn, listen, and connect about all aspects of the water sector.

Read the WEFTEC Report in WE&T

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

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The Water Environment Federation proudly announces the 52 graduates of its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020.

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On October 5, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the new America’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative. Wheeler shared this news during his live keynote address at WEFTEC Connect.

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On October 5, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the new America’s Water Sector Workforce...

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The Water Environment Federation proudly (WEF) announces the 52 graduates of its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020.

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Bailey is the executive director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Hayman is the commissioner and CEO of the Philadelphia Water Department, and Parrott is CEO of Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District. In this episode they talk candidly about their experiences as Black Americans working in the water sector and reaching the level of utility executive, including sharing examples of discrimination and racism they encountered along the way. 

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In this episode, they discuss how WEF has responded to the calls for equity for black Americans and the work of WEF’s Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Nikita and Stephen talk about their experiences as Black Americans working in the water sector and how WEF can improve diversity and equity for its members and volunteers.

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Earlier this summer our nation exploded with outrage at the senseless killings of George Floyd and other Black...

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Having diversity, equity, and inclusion in all levels of the workforce is vital to innovation and growth in...

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Look inside this preview publication to learn more about the WEFTEC Connect educational programming, Exhibitor Showcase, and networking opportunities that are being developed for this October.

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