Tag Archives: Leadership

Get Inspired with the “Words on Water” Podcast

October 19, 2017

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Take interviews with prominent, influential, and interesting water sector professionals with you anywhere. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series features unique perspectives from those on the forefront of water issues. Episodes explore the topics of infrastructure, innovation and technology, resource recovery, workforce management and development, research, and public awareness. […]

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Introducing the 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees

October 18, 2017

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The 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees, from left, is Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger, Denver; Ifetayo Venner, Tampa, Fla.; Vice President Jackie Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; President Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Mark Poling, Portland, Ore.; President Elect Tom Kunetz, Chicago; Lynn Broaddus, Minneapolis; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; Immediate Past President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; and Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During WEFTEC 2017, outgoing Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) President Rick Warner passed the gavel of leadership to Jenny Hartfelder. As the 2017–2018 WEF president, Hartfelder plans to use her passion to help WEF continue toward achieving its mission, and to increase awareness of the value of water. Read more in Hartfelder’s Highlights column, […]

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WEF Members Spread the Word About Water During the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

September 27, 2017

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In July, more than 30,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders from across the country converged in West Virginia for the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The event allows scouts to participate in outdoor activities and leadership training. It’s also an opportunity to give back to local communities. Pitching in for greening service projects During the 2017 […]

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Water Utility of the Future Today Program Recognizes 25 Water Utilities

September 22, 2017

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The Utility of the Future Today program recognizes 25 water utilities for their leadership, community engagement, watershed stewardship, and resource recovery during 2017. The recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative utilities that provide resilient, value-added service to their communities. Utility of the Future Today was launched in 2016 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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WEF’s Fight Song for Clean Water

September 16, 2017

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“We clean the water everywhere, so that the world can get it’s share.” The opening line for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) first-known song still rings true for the mission of the organization. Since 1929, WEF and its members have worked to protect public health and the environment. WEF’s strategic plan outlines a […]

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Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session

August 22, 2017

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As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the entire annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event. New format features more speakers For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional Opening General Session programming with the popular […]

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Hisataka Sokawa Transformed Wastewater Treatment in Japan

July 26, 2017

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Since 1971, Hisataka Sokawa has helped expand sustainable wastewater treatment services throughout Japan as well as increase awareness of global water challenges around the world. In May, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) helped celebrate the retirement of this 45-plus-year veteran of the water sector. In the late 1960s, Japan suffered from severe levels […]

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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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