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From the President: Thanks to Our Volunteers

February 8, 2018

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

As 2018 begins, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is midway between the previous and the upcoming WEFTEC. WEF volunteers already are working on content for WEFTEC 2018, which will be held Sept. 30–Oct. 3 in New Orleans. Volunteers become the cornerstone of WEF Volunteers and staff will gather in Atlanta this month to […]

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From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. Science, research, and other related terms are among the most commonly heard words at any meeting or conference on water issues. Without investment in these areas, we […]

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From the President: Spreading the Word about WEF’s Vision and Finding Inspiration

August 17, 2017

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

As president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), it’s been an absolute privilege to travel throughout North America and across the world to represent WEF’s interests. This past year, I have had the honor of engaging our members and connecting with our strategic partner organizations. Developing a vision for the U.S. Most of WEF’s […]

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From the President: The Power of Partnerships

June 21, 2017

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

With tremendous input from Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, the WEF Board of Trustees sets the organization’s strategic direction and ensures adequate resources are available to meet WEF’s critical objectives. But making measurable progress toward achieving WEF’s strategic goals can be challenging. Often, the real action occurs at the local level through the […]

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From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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From the President: WEF Influencing the Future

October 13, 2016

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WEF President Rick Warner Featured

It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as the 2016–2017 president of the WEF Board of Trustees. The role can be a bit intimidating and the schedule quite busy, but one of the role’s great privileges is acknowledging the contributions and accomplishments of immediate past President […]

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From the President: WEF on the Move

August 24, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

Less than two months remain before WEFTEC® 2016, which marks the end of my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president. As I look back on this year, I realize how much has been accomplished. WEF is on the move. Our strong reputation for collaboration, innovation, and education continues to grow. The WEF brand […]

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