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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, which will be led by new President Jamie Eichenberger.

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On Saturday, October 16, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee organized and completed the 13th Annual WEFTEC Community Service Project, Life Is Better By the Lake. The project took place at 12th Street Beach on Northerly Island in Chicago.

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On Tuesday, October 19, we will honor all this year’s award recipients at the WEF Awards and Presidential Ceremony and Celebration on the Main Stage at McCormick Place.

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The Global Center offers a space for learning about global water issues offering two days of programming including presentations and panel discussions of global interest with topics ranging from energy efficiency to global water stewardship.

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For the first time ever, we will broadcast live from WEFTEC. This programming will give everyone, everywhere the chance to sample some of the best of WEFTEC.

We also know that not everyone who wants to join us will be able to. To help bridge that gap and provide a sense of the action happening live in Chicago, we have designed this free, open access portal.

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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.

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.

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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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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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In recent years, PFAS has become a topic of public concern, particularly when found in water supplies. We...

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Join us on a journey as we learn about and celebrate the significance of this award-winning program with WEF staff and project participants as our guide.

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Recognizing extraordinary efforts to protect local health and safety, detect and eliminate environmental hazards, and build support for stormwater management through extensive public outreach, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Stormwater Institute recently announced winners of its 2020 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.

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Join WEF as we celebrate all this year’s award recipients at the WEF Awards and Presidential Ceremony and Celebration.

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