The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) began its existence in 1941 under the name Florida Sewerage and Industrial Waste Association. Subsequent name changes over the years are reflective of the evolution of public attitudes about wastewater management and the environment. Membership has grown over the years and today our membership exceeds 1,300 clean water professionals. Our local chapters, student chapters, committees and Utility Council help to unite Florida’s clean water professionals responsible for protecting the environment through education programs, professional development and promotion of sound public policy.
Over 70 years after its creation, FWEA continues to make historic differences in the advancement of the water environment, science and technology, making it a leading professional water organization in Florida. Our history says a lot about the leadership, dedication and hard work of the members of this organization
posted Dec 19th, 2014
Late Tuesday,after two and a half months since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15), the President signed into law an omnibus appropriations package that will fund the federal government for the remaining nine and a half months of FY15. The $1.1 trillion package funds all of the federal agencies except the Department of Homeland Security. The FY15 omnibus appropriations package will fund the Environmental Protection Agency at $8.14B—a $60M cut from the FY14 enacted level. The bill also cuts EPA staffing to levels equal to 1989. The bill will fund the Clean Water SRF and Drinking Water SRF programs at levels equal to FY14: $1.449 billion and $907 million, respectively. To see the full package, click the link.
posted Dec 2nd, 2014
Are you interested in competing in the Operations Challenge competition 2015? If so, you will want to attend the FWEA/FWRC Operations Challenge Meet & Greet.
posted Nov 20th, 2014
Earlier this week, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and other leading water organizations sent letters to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan and the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting that Congress and the Administration provide full funding to the newly authorized Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as well as include it in EPA’s FY15 and FY16 budgets. Along with American Water Works Association (AWWA), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), WEF also requested that the funding level for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving funds (SRFs) be maintained and no changes be made to the tax benefits of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Click the link for more information.
IWRC - Call for Newsletter Article Submissions for The Droplet
posted Nov 20th, 2014
We are looking for newsletter articles for the Droplet around 400 words:
Contact Newsletter Chair - Jason Bird
Please contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org with any leads.
The focus of the IWRC is both technical and broad encompassing the following areas of practice within water resources:
• water quality
• watershed and stormwater management
• water supply
• water conservation and reuse
• ecological and hydrologic restoration
• groundwater recharge
• hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
• funding and grant opportunities
• regulations and policies
posted Mar 4th, 2014
Show your FWEA membership pride with a new shirt, hat or tote featuring an embroidered FWEA logo! These items are now available through our partner Embroidery Solutions.