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Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

February 23, 2017

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Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Cameron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. Thanking operators for a job well done The seventh-grade Medlin Middle School (Roanoke, Texas) student received an assignment in his language arts class to demonstrate empathy […]

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Learn the Latest Tools and Techniques for Effective Management at The Utility Management Conference

January 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites leading utility and consulting staff to attend The Utility Management Conference™ 2016 in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 24–27. The expanded technical program includes 36 sessions that will provide the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management. Topics covered in the technical […]

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Experience in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Prepares Highlights Editor for the Future

November 30, 2015

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Jennifer Fulcher, 2015 graduate of WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Jennifer Fulcher is editor of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member newsletter, WEF Highlights. She has been coach and coaches’ chair for the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competitions and co-chair of WEF Eco. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental […]

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From the President: Gaining Insight, Influencing the Organization, and Setting a Course for the Future

October 29, 2015

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

About 6 months ago, I met with several Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals to talk about how the WEF president could help develop the future generation of water-sector leaders within our organization. During the discussion, they asked several thought-provoking questions that I want to share, along with my answers, to help WEF […]

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WEF Publishes Guide to Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Young Professionals

September 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes that the water profession is entering a new era with new challenges. In response, WEF has published The Effective Water Professional, a textbook for the next generation of graduate students and young water professionals. While technical skills are vital to career success, addressing the new era’s challenges […]

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It’s a Rap!

June 17, 2015

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has released a rap video educating about the city’s aging collection system and the services it provides. Photo courtesy of SFPUC.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission produces rap video to educate the public about aging wastewater infrastructure   For water resource recovery facilities, there’s more than one way to conduct public outreach — and some methods are more innovative than others. In March, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) took a unique route to reach […]

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Innovation for the Next Generation at WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015

April 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and International Water Association (IWA; London) present a multitude of residuals- and biosolids-related topics at the WEF/IWA Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015. Being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 7–10, the educational event will feature 22 technical sessions covering topics such as […]

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Committee Leadership Council Implements Strategies To Improve WEF Volunteer Experience

April 22, 2015

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Volunteer leaders who serve as chairs and vice-chairs of these committees belong to WEF’s Committee Leadership Council (CLC) which meets every year during WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Volunteers of the Future Task Force recommends five initiatives for committees   Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders are working to optimize the operation of WEF committees and to improve WEF volunteer engagement. Currently, WEF has 30 committees that help develop policy positions; write technical publications; develop training materials, program content, and conference programs; […]

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