• U.S. EPA Finalizes the Clean Water Rule

    July 31, 2015 at 9:51 am

    By Claudio Ternieden, Kristina Twigg, and Seth Brown On May 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) finalized the Clean Water Rule (, which EPA and the USACE believe, ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting … Continue reading U.S. EPA Finalizes the Clean Water Rule

  • Framework provides guidance on program development and costs, federal regulations, and public outreach By Justin Mattingly   As interest in direct potable reuse (DPR) has grown, so has the need to ensure water quality and safety. State regulators and local government and water utility decision-makers must make water supply decisions, but without specific criteria or … Continue reading Help for States Considering Direct Potable Reuse

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    PWC: Call for Abstracts

    July 31, 2015 at 9:45 am

    The Hawai‘i Section of the American Water Works Association and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the third annual joint conference now known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 2 – 4, 2016.  Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, … Continue reading PWC: Call for Abstracts


    Missouri WEFMAX Report

    June 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Summary of Events & Takeaways by: Lance Manabe WEFMAX 2015 – Kansas City, Missouri was a great opportunity to hear from the following member associations: Ohio WEA                            Pennsylvania WEA          Georgia AWP Nebraska WEA                  North Carolina WEA       Indiana WEA Rocky Mountain WEA    Kansas WEA                       Iowa WEA Chesapeake WEA             Illinois WEA                       New England Arkansas WEA                  Missouri WEA                    … Continue reading Missouri WEFMAX Report

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    Operations Study Session Program

    June 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    When: Saturdays, 8AM-10:30AM. See HWEA Schedule for any changes. No class Saturday June 27th 2015. Where: Sand Island Upstairs Large Conference Room Who Should Attend: Operators or anyone who require CEUs and would like to learn! Continuing Education Unit Information: 0.1 CEUs per Class   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MISSION: A volunteer based program to develop the critical … Continue reading Operations Study Session Program

  • HWEA 5-S Chapter

    May 30, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Membership in the HWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (also known as the “5-S Chapter”) is bestowed on individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the association or to WEF.  The original chapter was established in 1940 by theArizona Water and Pollution Control Association.  The idea was conceived by A.W. “Dusty” Miller and F. … Continue reading HWEA 5-S Chapter

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    Here at the Hawaii Water Environment Association, we want to give a huge thank you to all of the presenters at the Biosolids and Stormwater Workshop at the Japanese Cultural Center. The event was such a success because of the great men who helped organize the event, Jay Stone, Greg Arakaki & Brad Takenaka. Please see the … Continue reading Biosolids & Stormwater Workshop Presentations

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    The State of the Flush!

    May 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    The State of the Flush! Better product guidelines, marketing standards for pipe-clogging “flushables” are on the way By Brianne Nakamura, Program Manager in the Water Science & Engineering Center at the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.). Flushable wipes: To flush or not to flush? While the average consumer might wash their hands of the matter … Continue reading The State of the Flush!

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    Pacific Water Conference Theme

    May 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to Lance Manabe for coming up with this year’s theme! E ho‘olōkahi pū e mālama aku ai i ko kākou wai. Working Together to Protect Our Water Resources.