November 2016 Digest

November 30, 2016

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My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son

HighlightsNov1As 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 with the influence of a water industry professional he knew well: his father, Gary Sober.

This WEF Legacy Family Highlights article is part of #MyWaterLegacy.


UC Davis Researchers Streamline Fertilizer Production

HighlightsNov2University of California, Davis researchers are thinking outside of the box, using urine collected in the community to develop a more environmentally friendly fertilizer.


Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

HighlightsNov3Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense, 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.


WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

HighlightsNov4On the doorsteps of New Orleans City Hall, WEFTEC® 2016 volunteers exemplified the meaning of #mywaterlegacy. Early on a Saturday morning, 100 people braved the heat to help complete the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project, “NOLA Grows Green: The City Hall Stormwater Project.”


Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

HighlightsNov5As most WEFTEC® attendees were just beginning to arrive in New Orleans for the 89th annual conference, members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) already were hard at work.

SYPC volunteers led students at the Einstein Charter Schools’ (New Orleans) Sherwood Forest Campus through a series of educational hands-on and demonstrative water activities during the fourth annual Water Palooza Education Day.


Introducing the 2016-2017 WEF Board of Trustees

HighlightsNov6During 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.


Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

HighlightsNov7Whether 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 at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered.


WEF Staff Cycling Team Smashes 2016 Goal of National Bike Challenge

HighlightsNov8Logging 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.

WEF Bestows MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards on Leading Municipalities

 

 

2017 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Set for February

 

 

Water Reuse Roadmap Primer Describes Best Practices

 

 

Relive WEFTEC® 2016 with the Video Playlist

 

 

Submit Videos for the WEFTEC 2017 IKE Session

 

 

Committee Leadership Council Seeks Vice-Chair

 

 

StormTV Project Submissions Showcased at WEFTEC 2016

 

 

Second IKE Session Presents Big Ideas in Short Videos

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

#MyWaterLegacy Campaign Celebrates Tradition of Working with Water

 

 

Expand Your Reach Through a 2017 WEF International Pavilion

 

 

Participate in LIFT Survey and Scholarship Exchange Program

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