February 2018 Digest

February 28, 2018

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Gopi and Jonathan Sandhu: Clean Water Is “All in the Family”

From left, Jonathan and his uncle Gopi attended WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans together. Photo courtesy of Gopi Sandhu.Balbir Sandhu left his family farm in India to study engineering in the U.S.

Balbir’s son, Gopi Sandhu, followed in his father’s footsteps. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Gopi also decided to join the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.). Gopi’s nephew, Jonathan Sandhu decided to continue the family tradition.


During WEFTEC 2017, Rafael A. Dautant celebrated his 39th appearance at the event by taking a #MyWaterLegacy photo. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) photo/Camille Sanders.Rafael Dautant Strives for 40-Year Perfect WEFTEC Attendance

For decades, Rafael A. Dautant has maintained a perfect WEFTEC attendance record. When he arrives in New Orleans later this year, Dautant will mark a 40-year-milestone for WEFTEC appearances.


Maine Community College Program Responds to a Water Sector Need

Students will have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree in water treatment technology and certificates in both water- and wastewater-treatment technologies at NMCC. Photo courtesy of NMCC.As college students begin their first year at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC; Presque Isle), some will add a few courses in water and wastewater treatment to their busy schedules. Come this fall, students in Maine will have a chance to earn an associate’s degree in water treatment technology as well as certificates in both water and wastewater treatment technologies.


In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

Jim Condon poses in a pipe during the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree. Photo courtesy of Kenneth Spear.James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70.

“He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he entered, always with a smile and something nice to say … a good spirit and friend,” said Michael Pollen, 1994–1995 WEF president. “We will miss him.”


From the President: Thanks to Our Volunteers

Jenny Hartfelder, WEF President 2017–2018As 2018 begins, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is midway between the previous and the upcoming WEFTEC. WEF volunteers already are working on content for WEFTEC 2018, which will be held Sept. 30–Oct. 3 in New Orleans.

Volunteers work through WEF’s committees, the WEF House of Delegates, and Member Associations to help WEF achieve its mission and vision.


James Clark Adds 2017 WEF Fellow Designation to Robust List of Achievements

James H. Clark, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president 2001–2002, is a 2017 WEF Fellow. Photo courtesy of Clark.At WEFTEC® 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) named James H. Clark, WEF past president, to its latest class of WEF Fellows program honorees. Clark, who currently is a Los Angeles-based senior vice president for Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.), boasts a long and productive relationship with WEF.

Collections Systems Conference Focuses on Design for a Sustainable Future

 

 

 

WEF Letter Supports WIFIA Reauthorization and Expansion Legislation

 

 

 

Federal Judge Postpones D.C. Wipes Law

 

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

 

Winners Crowned in WE&T’s Views of Reuse Photo Contest

 

 

 

Workshop Equips Trainers with National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Skills

 

 

 

February Issue of WER Offers Access to Variety of Water Research

 

 

 

New ‘Words on Water’ Podcasts Cover Infrastructure, Education, and Storms

 

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