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WEF WaterBlog

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) WaterBlog is hosted by water quality experts and features discussions about the latest ideas, trends, and news in the profession.

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Water for Jobs: It's a Way of Life (2)

Investing in our water infrastructure can move the job-creation needle in the right direction … and that fact should be a major part of any national conversation about current and future economic
strength and prosperity.

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Posted by:
Karen Pallansch 
General Manager
for Alexandria Renew Enterprises 

New Competition Highlights Campus GI Design
This year 215 universities from across the country competed in the first USEPA Campus Rainworks Challenge.  I was privileged to be asked to be one of the judges choose finalists to send to Nancy Stoner,  EPA Office of Water Acting Administrator and her staff, for the final selection and award winners.

   Posted by Neil Weinstein, P.E., R.L.A., AICP, ENV PV, the Executive Director of the Low Impact Development Center, Inc. is one of the nation’s leaders in the development and implementation of Green Highways,

Water Infrastructure Investment: We Can All Be Partners in Progress
The nation’s water infrastructure is woefully in need of repair and upgrading to protect public health and create jobs. And in fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation's drinking and wastewater infrastructure a D grade in its recently released 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

   

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   Posted by: Sandra Ralston
Sandra Ralston is the 2013–2014 President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Partnering for Innovation at USF

Last week I was part of a delegation visiting the University of South Florida with Nancy Stoner, U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, who was touring university laboratories where researchers are developing new technologies in water sustainability and energy. Stoner was visiting USF as part of EPA's focus on innovative, technology-based water initiatives, and it was inspiring to see some of the latest water research in action

  

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  Posted by:
Jeff Eger, WEF Executive Director