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WEF Adds Trainer’s Kit to Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Training Series

February 25, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has introduced a new component to its robust set of operator training materials. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals 1 – Liquid Treatment Trainer’s Kit provides a hands-on guide for instructors of wastewater operator training programs. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series is designed to help operators prepare for the first three […]

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Take Learning Online With Upcoming WEF Webcasts

February 24, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) hosts online educational webcasts dedicated to advancing the professional growth and expertise of the water sector. Participate in one of the following upcoming webcasts: Sponsor eShowcase: Water Balancing for District Metering, Feb. 26, 1–1:45 p.m. (EST), Register now. Deep Dive Into Dry Media Systems, Feb. 28, 1–2:30 p.m. […]

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Examine Leadership Strategies at the Utility Management Conference 2019

February 21, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water professionals interested in the latest approaches, practices, processes, and research of utility management to attend the Utility Management Conference 2019, held by WEF and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver). As a leading management conference, attending water sector professionals are able to share their experiences […]

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King County Enhances Diversity Through Operator in Training Program

February 21, 2019

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King County, Washington is becoming more racially diverse as the growth of Asian-, Latin-, and African-American populations outpaces that of the white population, according to 2018 census data. Recognizing its changing demographics, the county is working to recruit a workforce that is fair and inclusive for all. Two years ago, the county Wastewater Treatment Division […]

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Rhode Island Wastewater Boot Camp Trains Operators for Professional Growth

January 30, 2019

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When you hear the term boot camp, visions of crawling through mud under barbed wire or climbing up a 6-m (20-ft) wall may come to mind. But wastewater operators in Rhode Island who have been through their version of boot camp, faced very different challenges. The Wastewater Operator Leadership Boot Camp is training operators to […]

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Operators Without Borders Makes a Lasting Difference in the Caribbean

January 29, 2019

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When Valerie Jenkinson heard about the devastation in the small Caribbean nation of Dominica after Hurricane Maria, she was not content to just make a donation. She started an organization that will make a much larger and lasting difference: Operators Without Borders. Jenkinson knows the Caribbean area well since she spends about 6 month every […]

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamental Fact Sheets Prepare Operators for Certification

January 25, 2019

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Operators preparing to take certification exams have new resources at their disposal. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released a new series of peer-reviewed fact sheets that will help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams and qualify for continuing education credits. WEF’s Wastewater Operations Fact Sheets provide summaries of each […]

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In Memoriam: James (Jim) Miller Contributes 30 Years to Operations Challenge

January 18, 2019

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In Memoriam - Jim Miller

James “Jim” E. Miller, a member of the Water Environment Federation and Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) since 1977, died May 21, 2018, at the age of 62. Miller most recently had worked as a senior water and wastewater specialist and trainer at Wenck Associates Inc. (Maple Plain, Minn.). “Jim had been in the […]

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