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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

In this installment of Green Steps, we pause to take a moment to highlight initiatives and thoughts from our very own NEWEA Sustainability Committee.  We recognize that we are living in uncertain times right now. Though the daily news is grim and can cause much trepidation, we wanted to help brighten everyone’s news feed by […]

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Green Steps – Climate Resiliency in Water Resource Planning

Jake Cantor – Hazen and Sawyer NEWEA Sustainability Committee Contributor A changing climate presents challenges for utilities to provide clean drinking water, treat wastewater and mitigate stormwater impacts. Infrastructure damage resulting from extreme weather and flooding associated with climate change may be costly and can even displace communities, particularly in underserved areas that are more […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee recently completed (February 2019) an informal survey of NEWEA members to better understand how the membership views sustainability, and what our committee can do to further promote sustainable principles and practices within the wastewater community and NEWEA’s membership. The eight-question survey included the following five sustainability-focused questions: How would you describe a […]

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Green Steps Award

Green Steps Award Type: Organization Description: The Green Steps Award celebrates innovation and sustainability within the wastewater industry. The nominee must be an organization that demonstrates initiative and leadership in the implementation of innovative, sustainable practices within their utility or organization. Your innovation can be a new approach, new techniques or results from an internal […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee (Part 3)

By Courtney Eaton In this installment of Green Steps, we wanted to highlight a few upcoming initiatives from our very own NEWEA Sustainability Committee.  First, a little history of our committee. We started as a standing committee around 2008 when NEWEA members recognized an opportunity to make the operation of NEWEA and specifically NEWEA conferences […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee (part 2)

In our second installment from the NEWEA Sustainability Committee, we wanted to highlight the new version of Envision, version 3, that was released earlier this summer, and offer some thoughts on why utilities here in New England should consider using the framework. Envision, the infrastructure industry’s equivalent of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

In an effort to continue to highlight sustainable and innovative technologies, processes and strategies that are moving our water industry into the future, the NEWEA Sustainability Committee decided to offer a regular newsletter vignette focused on such topics. We hope that through our offerings you might find yourself informed of something new, interested in applying […]

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Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee What does the Sustainability Committee do? Researches, reviews and recommends sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment and collection systems Encourages the transformation of wastewater collection and treatment systems into “resource recovery systems” that use less water, chemicals, energy, manpower, construction and O&M materials, capital costs and footprint, as well as reuse more water, produce […]

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Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions The New England Water Environment Association and the Water Environment Federation believe that individuals and groups should be recognized for meritorious achievements in our industry. Awards are given in a variety of categories: safety, engineering, operations, public education, public relations, management, collection systems, laboratory expertise, and service to the organization. Some of these […]

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