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April 2009, Vol. 46, No. 3

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WEF Completes Construction of Green Roof and Green Terrace

 The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to set an example for green practices. On Feb. 1 the construction of a green roof and green terrace at the WEF headquarters was completed.



 Landscapers from Chapel Valley Landscape Co.

(Woodbine, Md.) put down the base for WEF's green roof.

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 The project was accomplished through a collaboration among KGS Construction Services Inc. (Haymarket, Va.) for the roofing structure replacement, Construction Systems Engineering Inc. for the engineering and design, Pelican Services (Rockville, Md.) for the installation of a generator, and Chapel Valley Landscape Co. (Woodbine, Md.) for the planting and green roof installation. 

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WEF Green Roof and Green Terrace Gallery

View photos of WEF's new additions in the WEF Green Roof and Green Terrace Gallery.
WEAO Creates Strong Student Leaders


The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Association Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) has experienced great success with its student chapter programs. With seven active chapters and four additional ones forming, WEAO offers opportunities for interschool dialogue and information exchange. To reinforce this exchange and build strong links among schools, 25 students from nine chapters across Ontario met last August at Ryerson University in Toronto for the 2008 WEAO Student Chapter Leadership Forum.   WEAOStudents2Small
  Students gather for the 2008 WEAO Student Chapter Leadership Forum. Photo courtesy of WEAO New Professionals Committee. Click for larger image.
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Off the Beaten Path …

Adding new meaning to the term “distance learning,” an international research team led by University of Delaware (UD; Newark) marine scientist Craig Cary spent 21 days on the deep-sea expedition, “Extreme 2008: A Deep-Sea Adventure.”
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Web Site Resources – U.S. EPA Video on Reducing Runoff


 This section provides online resources that Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) staff and readers have found useful or interesting.

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to see this month’s resource, the online video, Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In.
  Pictured above is one of the signs posted in front of the EPA's rain gardens, a green practice featured in the online video. Photo courtesy of Anne Weinberg, communications coordinator, U.S. EPA. Click for larger image.