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Design-Build Conference Educates about Best Practices

January 27, 2017

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Experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken water sector experts will highlight best practices in project delivery during the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 2017. These experts will discuss the merits of design-build best practices as means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Challenges of drought and high-profile public water issues such as that in Flint, Mich., have had large […]

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Certificate Program at Skagit Valley College Equips Students To Protect Public Health

December 28, 2016

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Students taking the Estuarine and Nearshore Ecology class identify zooplankton in the laboratory. Photo courtesy of Skagit Valley College

Students at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., can choose to study everything from home brewing to urban sketching. But Pacific Northwesterners looking to start a career can take advantage of a certificate program at the college that will put them on the front line of protecting public health and the environment in less […]

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My Water Legacy: Growing the Profession, One Science Fair at a Time

December 20, 2016

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Laurie Perkins’ interest in civil engineering dates back to a junior high science fair project involving wastewater treatment, balsa wood, and Tupperware. Those last two items were among the materials that Perkins and her father, Charles “Chuck” Terry, had rounded up from around the house to construct a model of a wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

November 29, 2016

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Whether you are seeking your first job as a water supply or wastewater technician, or a sector veteran wishing to maintain and upgrade your certification, the Washington Environmental Training Center (WETRC) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered. The center offers more than 50 courses on topics ranging from confined space […]

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Relive WEFTEC® 2016 with the Video Playlist

November 25, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

With more than 1000 exhibiting companies, 130 technical sessions, and a variety of workshops, specialized lectures, and facility tours, the 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® 2016) in New Orleans had numerous events to engage and educate attendees. Didn’t have enough time to see every event? Through the […]

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My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son

November 21, 2016

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Jeff Sober’s childhood wasn’t always like that of the other kids. As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, he recalls the day he found himself alone standing atop a water clarifier. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a miracle how this works,’” he said. At that tender age, Jeff was already forming a vision of […]

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California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

September 22, 2016

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Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative. The program, administered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers 15 different online courses on operations and maintenance […]

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Coming to WEFTEC 2016? Access All the Information You Need Here

September 16, 2016

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The 88th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to be the largest event of its kind, drawing thousands of water quality professionals and decision-makers from around the world. Attend WEFTEC 2016, taking place Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Plan your WEFTEC experience Navigate the […]

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