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In Memoriam – Thomas J. Grizzard, “Protector of the Occoquan”

October 13, 2017

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Many water sector professionals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas know the name Tom Grizzard. The watershed planning and management professional, who had become known as the “protector of the Occoquan,” died on June 24. Grizzard was a prized colleague for his skills and personality, according to Beth Turner, past president of the […]

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WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action

August 25, 2017

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On July 31, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine revealed the winners of its photo contest. During June and July, more than 50 photos of water quality professionals on-the-job were collected and 300 votes were cast for these submissions. Entries came from wastewater operators, water systems engineers, hydrologists, environmental workers, and various others. They provided […]

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Gordon MacDonald Discusses Stormwater Design at WEFTEC 2017

August 24, 2017

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During Session No. 415, A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Stormwater Design Out of This World, Gordon MacDonald will talk about stormwater challenges encountered during the design and construction of one of the longest floating bridges in the world, located in Washington state. MacDonald, a senior consultant and project manager at […]

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In Memoriam — Nicholas J. Bartilucci, NYWEA Treasurer and Water Leader

June 27, 2017

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Nicholas J. Bartilucci, a distinguished water sector engineer and member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1957, died July 17, 2016, at the age of 85. Bartilucci, a life member of both WEF and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), was the former president and chairman of the board of Dvirka […]

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Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

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Joe Lagnese may have had a long career in engineering, but his talents extend from the technical to the artistic. Lagnese first joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (WEA) in 1956. He also served as WEF president from 1971 to 1972 and has earned WEF Honorary Membership. […]

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My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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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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Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades

October 25, 2016

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In some families, the path to a career in water and wastewater is not always direct. Just ask Randy Hamlett. When his now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, […]

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