Archive | January, 2016

WEF Reinvigorates Awards Program

January 25, 2016

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Introducing two new opportunities to receive recognition in the water sector   Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes outstanding members and their contributions to the water sector through a suite of awards. Recently, the WEF Board of Trustees, Awards Committee, Awards Task Force, and staff revealed new components of the awards […]

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WEF Joins in Urging Congress To Exclude Provisions in Cybersecurity Bill

January 24, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 47 other organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to reject a proposed regulation in the cybersecurity bill. The letter expresses concerns about provisions in section 407 of the Senate version of the cybersecurity bill that would potentially give federal agencies “free rein to assess certain businesses’ […]

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Submit Nominations for 2016 WEF Awards

January 23, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting nominations for its 2016 awards. The WEF Honors and Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and its Member Associations. A variety of awards recognize recipients’ hard work in protecting the water environment and promoting the […]

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Apply for the 2016 Singapore International Water Week Scholarship

January 22, 2016

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A delegation representing U.S. utilities will travel to the biannual Singapore International Water Week, July 10–14. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.), and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), in partnership with Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, invite utility leaders to apply for a […]

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Don’t Flush That

January 21, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Cheshire Career Center TV and Film program at Keene (N.H.) High School.

In New Hampshire, the City of Keene worked with local high school students to create a music video for “Don’t Flush That,” a song featuring a manhole superhero and set to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” Lyrics advise against flushing used baby wipes; cloth and paper rags; fats, oils, and grease; and plastic […]

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Learn the Latest Tools and Techniques for Effective Management at The Utility Management Conference

January 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites leading utility and consulting staff to attend The Utility Management Conference™ 2016 in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 24–27. The expanded technical program includes 36 sessions that will provide the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. Topics covered in the technical […]

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From the President: Creating Our Future

January 20, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

One of my favorite questions to ask young professionals (YPs) is: Where do you want to be in 10 years? Often I receive a blank stare, but occasionally someone offers a clearly defined goal. Then I ask a follow-up question: How are you going to get there? Generally, individuals who’ve decided where they want to […]

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Upcoming Webcasts Educate on the Utility of the Future, Asset Management, and Modeling

January 20, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members can take advantage of the following webcasts at no charge: Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future Webinar Series Managers of water resource recovery facilities are looking to optimize efficiency, recover resources, and contribute to the overall health of watersheds. Learn how this path is reflected in […]

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