Archive | November, 2016

WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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Committee Leadership Council Seeks Vice-Chair

November 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council (CLC) seeks applicants for the CLC vice-chair position. The 2-year term begins after WEFTEC® 2017. Those with leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, are invited to submit an application by Dec. 31. If you have […]

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My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son

November 21, 2016

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Jeff Sober’s childhood wasn’t always like that of the other kids. As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, he 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. At that tender age, Jeff was already forming a vision of […]

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2017 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Set for February

November 21, 2016

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Mark your calendars, utility administrators: the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.) announced that the annual 2017 Utility Management Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7–10. The conference, which has developed over the last 28 years into one of the most sought-after gatherings of […]

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StormTV Project Submissions Showcased at WEFTEC 2016

November 18, 2016

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For its fifth consecutive year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) screened submissions for the StormTV project as part of the Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC® 2016. Bringing the total number of videos received by the program since 2012 to 395, all 29 of the new videos were shown to WEFTEC attendees. Instead of the […]

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Water Reuse Roadmap Primer Describes Best Practices

November 17, 2016

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Water reuse has proven crucial for many utilities to meet the water needs of their customers. With the September release of The Water Reuse Roadmap Primer, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides water sector decision-makers with best practice standards to help navigate the technical, financial, social, and health-related challenges associated with reuse. The […]

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WEF Staff Cycling Team Smashes 2016 Goal of National Bike Challenge

November 16, 2016

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Logging more than 3700 km (2300 mi) collectively between May and September, eight bikers from the staff of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) zoomed past their goal for the 2016 National Bike Challenge. This year the annual challenge, organized by PeopleForBikes (Boulder, Colo.), called on more than 75,000 Americans to help exceed the […]

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Introducing the 2016-2017 WEF Board of Trustees

November 15, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) introduces its 2016–2017 Board of Trustees. Members include, from front row left, President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Lynn Broaddus, Wauwatosa, Wis.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; Karen Kubick, San Francisco; immediate past President Paul Bowen, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; Vice President Tom Kunetz, Chicago; President-Elect; Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark; Jacqueline Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; and Treasurer Ralph Exton, Trevose, Pa. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Awards and Presidential Celebration at WEFTEC® 2016, outgoing WEF President Paul Bowen passed the gavel of leadership to Rick Warner, who will guide the WEF Board of Trustees toward its strategic vision in the next year. Warner, as the 2016–2017 WEF president, described his leadership term as […]

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