June 2017 Digest

June 30, 2017

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Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

Highlights17June1Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container into a Sewer Simulator.


California Operator Leaves a Legacy for Future Professionals

Highlights17June2As operations supervisor, David Hayden has served the public for more than 35 years, treating and supplying safe, recycled water to the Irvine (Calif.) Ranch Water District community. In this My Water Legacy column, Hayden describes his efforts to prepare his facility for the next generation of wastewater operators as well as to pass institutional knowledge to young people entering the water sector.


From the President: The Power of Partnerships

Highlights-PresidentRickWarnerWith tremendous input from Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, the WEF Board of Trustees sets the organization’s strategic direction and ensures adequate resources are available to meet WEF’s critical objectives. But making measurable progress toward achieving WEF’s strategic goals can be challenging. Often, the real action occurs at the local level through the fantastic work of WEF members. WEF accomplishes much of its work through partnerships on multiple levels.


In Memoriam — Nicholas J. Bartilucci, NYWEA Treasurer and Water Leader

Highlights17June4Nicholas J. Bartilucci, a distinguished water sector engineer and member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1957, died July 17, 2016, at the age of 85.

Bartilucci became involved in NYWEA as a student at Manhattan College (Riverdale, N.Y.) and continued on to become an influential leader for the WEF Member Association.


Mentorship Programs Pave a Path to a More Sustainable Future for the Water Sector

Highlights17June5Kristi Steiner, member of the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee, attended the 2017 Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) conference and was inspired by Cristina Lugo’s presentation. In this column, Steiner shares the young professional’s experience with the WEAO mentorship program.


New York WEA Illustrates the Importance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Highlights17June6While everyone uses water and wastewater infrastructure daily, not everyone knows exactly how it works and why it needs to be funded. The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) decided to illustrate the importance of this infrastructure to the public with a video and accompanying guide.

Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

 

 

 

Resource Recovery Covered by Experts at IR² Forum 2017

 

 

 

Students Bring New Water Research to U.S. SJWP Competition

 

 

 

Submit CLC Nominations by July 31

 

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

 

WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

 

 

 

WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program Honors Outstanding Members

 

 

 

Webcast Showcases Utility of the Future Innovations

 

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