Tag Archives: Education

Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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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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WEFTEC 2016 Makes the List of Largest and Best-Attended in Conference’s History

December 16, 2016

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WEFTEC® 2016 made the list of the top five largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 89-year history. A total of 20,113 registrants and 1006 exhibitors using a net of 28,000 m2 (301,900 ft2) of space attended WEFTEC. WEFTEC 2016, held Sept. 24–28 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, featured 130 technical sessions, 29 […]

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Submit Videos for the WEFTEC 2017 IKE Session

November 28, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Those interested in sharing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education in an alternative format can participate in the Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2017. The open forum showcases ideas in a more casual setting than those presented at other technical sessions. During the session, selected videos presenting these ideas are shown simultaneously to […]

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Second IKE Session Presents Big Ideas in Short Videos

November 27, 2016

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Proving that groundbreaking ideas need not be presented in extensive papers or full-scale lectures, the second Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) at WEFTEC® 2016 featured 21 short videos introducing new perspectives for water science, engineering, and education. The event, established at WEFTEC 2015 as an open forum to showcase ideas in a more casual setting than […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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Prepare for WEF’s 2017 Conferences

October 20, 2016

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Access the latest technical information on various water sector topics at Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conferences. See the 2017 Specialty Conference Catalog for more information on the following events. The Utility Management 2017 Conference Feb. 7–10, Tampa (Fla.) Marriott Waterside Residuals and Biosolids 2017 April 8–11, Seattle Convention Center Collection Systems 2017 May […]

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Researcher Dedicates Nearly Half a Century to WER Literature Review

September 28, 2016

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Few commit one decade to a single task or job, but Donald J. Reish has spent nearly five decades reviewing research for the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The 92-year-old marine biologist joined WEF and the California Water Environment Association in 1954 after reading WEF’s journal, now known as Water Environment Research (WER). Reish’s […]

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