Tag Archives: Certification

New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors

June 27, 2018

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NEWEA Water Warriors Featured

As a machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price was trained to maintain, operate, and repair nuclear propulsion plants. But after retiring from service in 1999, he found himself working three part-time security jobs to make ends meet. Eventually, Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. This “accidental” discovery made […]

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Water and Energy Meet at UC Irvine

June 21, 2018

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University launches Water-Energy Nexus certificate program Water systems once were built under the assumption that the energy they needed to operate would be cheap and abundant. The design of most energy systems presumed the same about water. Turns out, both are no longer true. Engineers today recognize that water and energy are connected in ways […]

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Green Infrastructure Certification Program Launches Nationally and Welcomes New Director

May 23, 2018

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Adriana Caldarelli Featured

Big changes have been announced for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The standardized job-training program for professionals working in green infrastructure construction, maintenance, and monitoring is open now nationwide to partners, trainers, sponsors, and hopeful certificants. To coincide with the national launch, Adriana Caldarelli has joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) […]

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Georgia County Develops Specialized Training To Fit Its Utility’s Needs

March 26, 2018

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When it comes to training operators in wastewater treatment, one size does not fit all. Gwinnett County, Ga., figured this out in 2014 when it set a new goal to become a “utility of the future.” This process began with assessing the utility’s status by looking at its existing facilities and treatment processes, such as […]

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Maine Community College Program Responds to a Water Sector Need

February 27, 2018

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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 learn about state-of-the-art treatment methods in a college setting. The unique program will offer […]

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Workshop Equips Trainers with National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Skills

February 16, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites training professionals to become National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)-approved. Help meet the certification training needs of NGICP partners and training sites, or develop your own licensed, training program through a Train the Trainer Workshop. The workshop covers a range of topics to prepare individuals to train a new […]

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Growing Participation in Green Infrastructure Training

January 26, 2018

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NGICP Seal

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) continues to grow. A total of 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements to receive certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure. Cities with newly certified individuals in their workforce include Baltimore; Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Fairfax, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; Montgomery County, Md.;  […]

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NGICP Equips Professionals with Green Skills

August 30, 2017

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Forty-six individuals recently earned credentials as the newest members of a skilled green workforce. In July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) announced that these individuals have completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). In total, more than 100 people have earned NGICP certification in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, […]

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