Archive | February, 2013

February 2013 at a Glance

February 28, 2013

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Featured Other News U.S. Department of Labor Approves Guidelines for Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship Evidence of commitment to operators by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to grow. In 2010, WEF launched its Operator Initiative to provide knowledge and services to wastewater systems operations personnel. As part of this initiative, WEF has obtained U.S. […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Approves Guidelines for Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship

February 28, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Owen Smith, program and policy analyst in the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards.

WEF developed apprenticeship standards that provide pathway into the profession Evidence of commitment to operators by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to grow. In 2010, WEF launched its Operator Initiative to provide knowledge and services to wastewater systems operations personnel. As part of this initiative, WEF has obtained U.S. Department of Labor […]

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WEF Operator Initiative Makes the Profession a Priority

February 28, 2013

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In 2010, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) launched the Operator Initiative. It focuses on recruitment and retention of operators, education and training for operators and operator trainers, and recognition for operators. WEF’s efforts through the initiative encompass several programs and involve WEF staff, volunteers, and leaders. “WEF offers several training resources and efforts […]

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Register To Participate in the 2013 Water Matters Fly-In

February 27, 2013

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Water Environment Association of (Austin) Texas members, from left, Richard Talley, Mary Gugliuzza, Christianne Castleberry, Charlie Maddox, Mike Howe, Carol Batterton, Glenda Dunn, and Betty Jordan, stand in front of the U.S. Capitol building during their visit to Congress in March 2012. Photo courtesy of Batterton.

Join other water-sector professionals to present a united voice for the water sector April 17 and 18 at the third annual Water Matters! Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver), brings together delegations of water professionals from across the […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

February 26, 2013

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Kenneth M. Buffington, member since Jan. 1, 1974, Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Virgil Carr, member since Jan. 1, 1977, Missouri Water Environment Association. Robert W. Grodeska, member since Jan. 1, 1977, New Jersey Water Environment Association. D. Ray Young, member since Jan. 1, 1973, Water Environment Association of Texas. WEF life member status is […]

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WEF Member Achievements — Robin Bain Advances Water Reuse

February 25, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Robin E. Bain.

Robin E. Bain, Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) member since 1983 and environmental resources manager in the City of Peoria (Ariz.) Public Works–Utilities Department, was named WateReuse Person of the Year for 2012 by the WateReuse Association (Alexandria). Bain has dedicated her career to protecting water quality and water supplies. She is involved in planning, […]

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Access International Markets at These Upcoming Shows

February 23, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) International Pavilions provide companies with a cost-effective direct-marketing opportunity to introduce and distribute products and services to the global market. WEF purchases exhibit space at major international water quality shows and offers booth space for participating companies under the WEF banner. Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit at […]

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Water For Jobs Campaign Hosts Infrastructure Summit in April

February 22, 2013

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to grow and support water infrastructure investment through the Water for Jobs: Water Puts American to Work campaign. On April 16, WEF will host an Infrastructure Summit as part of the campaign, to draw national media attention to this issue. Campaign partners make a business case for […]

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