Tag Archives: Education and Training

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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Growing Participation in Green Infrastructure Training

January 26, 2018

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The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) continues to grow. A total of 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements to receive certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure. Cities with newly certified individuals in their workforce include Baltimore; Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Fairfax, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; Montgomery County, Md.;  […]

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Your One-Stop Guide to All Things WEFTEC 2017

September 20, 2017

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Even in its 90th year, the annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®) continues to grow while maintaining top-notch content. Something for everyone Water quality professionals from around the world will congregate Sept. 30–Oct. 4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the largest water quality conference and exhibition in North America. […]

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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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Resource Recovery Covered by Experts at IR2 Forum 2017

June 22, 2017

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The Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR²) Forum 2017 provides information on research, technologies, and case studies associated with recovering resources from water. The intensive 3-day event focuses on innovations in wastewater and water reuse. The technical program covers intensifying biological processes, the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program, process control, solids processing, and hydrolysis. […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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