A Note on the 2021 Annual Conference

Planning is now underway for our 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibit. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold, much remains uncertain about the timeline of safely returning to large in-person gatherings. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. Since we are unable to anticipate the status of the outbreak in January […]

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In Solidarity

Dear NEWEA Members and Friends, The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are painful examples of the systemic racism and violence inflicted upon Black and Brown individuals and communities across our nation, as well as beyond our borders. NEWEA condemns these acts of violence against people of color and stands in […]

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NEWEA Blog Submission Guidelines

NEWEA invites contributors to submit guest posts for publication on our website’s blog. All posts should address water quality, NEWEA committee news, water innovation, water infrastructure, or other topics related to NEWEA, New England’s water environment, or the water industry. NEWEA does not compensate writers for submitted work. Please complete our submission form to submit […]

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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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NEWEA’s 2020 Spring Meeting Cancelled

NEWEA Spring Meeting May 31 to June 3 canceled due to health concerns over COVID-19 Out of concerns for the health and safety of NEWEA’s community, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Spring Meeting & Exhibit, scheduled to be held May 31st-June 3rd at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont, has been canceled. Due to […]

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COVID-19: Implications for the Water and Wastewater Industry

COVID-19: Implications for the Water and Wastewater Industry April 1, 2020 John Bergendahl, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA, jberg@wpi.edu Marina Fernandes, P.E., LEED AP, Tighe & Bond, Westwood MA Wayne E. Bates, Ph.D., P.E., Tighe & Bond, Westwood MA INTRODUCTION In December 2019, multiple cases […]

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COVID-19 Update from the NEWEA Office

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the NEWEA Office is taking important steps to maintain the health and safety of our office and communities. Please read the notices below to remain up to date on how this is impacting the NEWEA office and our upcoming events. NEWEA Office The NEWEA Office will be temporarily […]

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NEWIN to Merge With NEWEA to Become Innovation Council

Since 2017, and with accelerating pace, New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) and Northeast Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) have been working together on innovative clean water events, outreach, and advocacy. This  partnership was forged to advance the mission of both organizations and position the Northeast as a leader in water policy, research, public education, and […]

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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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