Archive | December, 2016

Women in Water: Making a Difference

December 21, 2016

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Keynote speaker Kristen McIntyre shared tips for tapping into creativity to foster innovative and successful. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Jean Malafronte, WEF member and associate at Greeley and Hansen Jean Malafronte, associate for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago) in Philadelphia, is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), and New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). She serves on the NJWEA Water for People Committee and the PWEA […]

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Develop New Skills in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute

December 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Leadership Institute is accepting applications for those interested in participating in the 2017 program. Future water sector leaders can develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. The program encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional commitment from participants. […]

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My Water Legacy: Growing the Profession, One Science Fair at a Time

December 20, 2016

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Laurie Perkins’ interest in civil engineering dates back to a junior high science fair project involving wastewater treatment, balsa wood, and Tupperware. Those last two items were among the materials that Perkins and her father, Charles “Chuck” Terry, had rounded up from around the house to construct a model of a wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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WEFTEC 2016 Makes the List of Largest and Best-Attended in Conference’s History

December 16, 2016

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WEFTEC® 2016 made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors using a net of 28,000 m2 (301,900 ft2) of space attended WEFTEC. WEFTEC 2016, held Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, featured 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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WEFTEC Tote Bags Repurposed as Wheelchair Accessories

December 15, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016, orange-and-black tote bags given to attendees made appearances across New Orleans. Just one month after WEFTEC, these bags traveled some 4800 km (3000 mi.) south and could be seen on the backs of wheelchairs in Lima, Peru. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently partnered with Joni and Friends International Disability […]

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Water Leadership Institute Continues To Provide Opportunities

December 14, 2016

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Three members of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee, from left, Chandra Baker, Nathan Davis, and Laurie Brenner, attended and facilitated the workshop at WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Laurie Brenner, member of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee Laurie Brenner, finance and acquisition services coach at Union Sanitary District (Union City, Calif.), served on the steering committee for the 2016 Water Leadership Institute (WLI). She became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2014, graduated in 2015 from […]

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Teams from Minnesota and Texas Win WEF’s 2016 Student Design Competition

December 13, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016 in New Orleans, teams of university students presented their wastewater and environmental designs for the 15th annual Student Design Competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) host their own Student Design Competitions. Teams are invited to work on a chosen design problem or to bring projects they are currently working […]

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