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WEF Fellow Influences Biosolids Management Practices Around the World

July 31, 2018

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WEF Fellow - James Smith Featured

James (Jim) E. Smith Jr., grew up in a family that worked in water. His grandfather operated a fishing boat and his uncle managed a Greater Cincinnati Water Works water resource recovery facility (WRRF).  “I always loved being in and around water,” Smith said. This love led him to enter a more-than-50-year career that began […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

July 31, 2018

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Charles R. Airington, member since 1981, Water Environment Association of South Carolina. James Edwards, member since 1981, Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association. John J. Tolmasov, member since 1983, California Water Environment Association. Lawrence C. Thomas, member since 1976, Central States Water Environment Association.

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WEF Video Receives Two Gold Awards

July 29, 2018

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2017 WEF Video Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) video, Invest in the Future: Work in Water, has received two separate gold awards. The double-award-winning video was produced by WEF staff members Lori Harrison and Jon Harrison for the WEFTEC® 2017 Opening General Session. It showcases the essential services that the water sector workforce performs and encourages […]

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Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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WEF Fellow - Goodman Featured

Al Goodman got an early introduction to water. By working with his father, who owned a plumbing business, he learned about the residential and commercial aspects of the water sector as well as the skills needed to run a company. “I was fascinated by mechanical devices to move water,” Goodman said. “This led to also […]

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

June 25, 2018

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Larry K. Hanes, member since 1977, Ohio Water Environment Association. Robert B. Williams, member since 1974, California Water Environment Association.

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

May 28, 2018

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Dwight E. Fargo, member since 1981, Michigan Water Environment Association. William J. Grandner, member since 1978, New York Water Environment Association. Bernard F. Maloy, member since 1977, Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association. Joseph J. Soporowski, Jr., member since 1982, New Jersey Water Environment Association.

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Membership Helps 2017 WEF Fellow Become a Successful Leader

April 27, 2018

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WEF Fellow - Raj Bhattarai Featured

Rajendra Bhattarai, a water leader with nearly four decades of experience in the public sector, joined the esteemed ranks of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellows in 2017. This distinction recognizes Bhattarai’s devotion to the water profession as a WEF member, a commitment that stems from his roots on the other side of the […]

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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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