Tag Archives: Education and Training

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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Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

May 23, 2018

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When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI; Wooster). The 2-year Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste […]

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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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In Memoriam Herwig Featured

Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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Water Careers Go Back Four Generations in Chesebrough Family

April 18, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Chesebrough Featured

Patty Chesebrough’s love of water can be traced to the childhood weekends she spent at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. “I can still hear the sound of the twin Mercury motors on our boat and remember dad teaching me to listen to their harmonies to set the throttles,” Patty said. Patty learned the importance of water stewardship as she watched her […]

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

March 26, 2018

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GC Yellow River Featured

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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Rafael Dautant Strives for 40-Year Perfect WEFTEC Attendance

February 14, 2018

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For decades, Rafael A. Dautant has maintained a perfect WEFTEC attendance record. When he arrives in New Orleans later this year, Dautant will mark a 40-year-milestone for WEFTEC appearances. Dautant joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WEF’s Venezuelan Member Association, Asociación Venezolana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AVISA), in 1979. While he became […]

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Spreading the Reach of Operations Challenge

January 31, 2018

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Orren West Team

Orren West rises through the ranks while contributing to the competition Orren West Jr. believes in Operations Challenge. Staying involved in the competition has helped him rise through the ranks in his career, an experience West wants to pass along to his fellow operators. “I have experienced, personally, professional growth through Ops Challenge, and I […]

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