Tag Archives: Education and Training

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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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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Report Showcases Opportunities for Working in Water

July 26, 2018

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Renewing the Water Workforce- Report Cover Featured

As infrastructure ages, there are many employment opportunities to help renew U.S. water systems, according to a report by the Brookings Institute (Washington, D.C.). The report, “Renewing the water workforce: Improving water infrastructure and creating a pipeline to opportunity,” provides an analysis of jobs in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure. […]

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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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UC IRvine - Diego Featured

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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Disinfection and Reuse Symposium Comes to Oregon in July

May 29, 2018

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Disinfection and Reuse 2018 Featured

The Disinfection and Reuse Symposium 2018 will bring together environmental professionals from around the world. This Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conference will focus on current disinfection and reuse issues, regulatory requirements, methods for analyzing problems, and ways to find innovative solutions. Topics covered during the conference’s workshop and 10 technical sessions will include […]

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Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

May 28, 2018

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Seldon - Stratford - Clarifier

John Seldon, Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering the wastewater […]

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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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