Archive | November, 2016

November 2016 Digest

November 30, 2016

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, Jeff Sober recalls the day he found himself alone standing atop a water clarifier. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a miracle how this works,’” he said. Jeff’s fascination with water treatment processes likely had something to do […]

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Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

November 30, 2016

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Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense — first, she was asked to lead the Arkansas Water Environment Association (WEA) Young Professionals Committee; then, she was told she was the newest member of the association’s Operations Challenge team. Patton jumped in with both feet when she entered the water sector and the […]

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Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

November 29, 2016

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Whether you are seeking your first job as a water supply or wastewater technician, or a sector veteran wishing to maintain and upgrade your certification, the Washington Environmental Training Center (WETRC) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered. The center offers more than 50 courses on topics ranging from confined space […]

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Submit Videos for the WEFTEC 2017 IKE Session

November 28, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Those interested in sharing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education in an alternative format can participate in the Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2017. The open forum showcases ideas in a more casual setting than those presented at other technical sessions. During the session, selected videos presenting these ideas are shown simultaneously to […]

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Second IKE Session Presents Big Ideas in Short Videos

November 27, 2016

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Proving that groundbreaking ideas need not be presented in extensive papers or full-scale lectures, the second Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2016 featured 21 short videos introducing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education. The event, established at WEFTEC 2015 as an open forum to showcase ideas in a more casual setting than […]

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Relive WEFTEC® 2016 with the Video Playlist

November 25, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

With more than 1000 exhibiting companies, 130 technical sessions, and a variety of workshops, specialized lectures, and facility tours, the 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2016) in New Orleans had numerous events to engage and educate attendees. Didn’t have enough time to see every event? Through the […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

November 23, 2016

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William C. Hebard, member since 1972, New England Water Environment Association. David R. Mahaffay, member since 1978, AZ Water Association. William L. Tatum, member since 1979, Texas Water Environment Association. Gary J. Volpe, member since 1973, California Water Environment Association.

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