The Water Environment Federation, or WEF, as it’s known in the industry, has always celebrated thinking outside the box when it comes to water strategies and technologies.
Eileen O’Neill, Executive Director of WEF comments as Water Week 2015 approaches and experts all over the USA get ready to converge and discuss plans for the future of American water.
“Accelerated innovation in water technologies and approaches; increased collaboration with traditional and non-traditional partners, and the transformation of wastewater from waste disposal to resource recovery are all contributing to a new and exciting paradigm for water.”, she says.
The Value of Water reports:
“As hundreds of water professionals and related organizations prepare to gather in Washington, D.C. next week to raise awareness of the value of water during Water Week, it’s a great time to shine a light on the changes that these water advocates are leading all over the country. Whether it’s developing projects that maximize water resources or educating about the need to fund repairs and improvements to the nation’s water infrastructure, water professionals are bringing innovative thinking to the table. And when it comes to technologies and practices that transform waste into valuable resources, they are absolutely thinking outside the box, and WEF is proud to help them do it.”
WEF is hoping to promote the kind of conditions that help water innovation happen. Washington D.C. is the place to be April 12-15 2015 if you are in the water management industry in the USA, rain, shine, or drought.
Inframanage.com observes that the types of innovation that WEF are facilitating and encouraging can have wide ranging impacts on infrastructure asset management.
New treatment methodologies and systems can alter levels of service.
Maximising water resources, education programs, and water reuse initiatives can change your demand management planning.
New materials, installation methodologies, condition assessment techniques can change your asset lifecycle management tactics.
With many new innovations impacting the water infrastructure industry every year, Inframanage.com encourages industry professionals to keep up with the changes.
Following WEF and Water Week 2015 is a good way to achieve this.
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