Tag Archives: Leadership

2018 Water Leadership Institute Applicants Eligible for Scholarship

November 29, 2017

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Apply now to participate in the 2018 Water Leadership Institute. This Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) program helps emerging water sector leaders develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. Participants can engage in management training and leadership development through online and in-person meetings […]

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NJWEA’s Jack Lagrosa Remains ‘Young at Heart’

November 29, 2017

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John “Jack” Lagrosa stands among those who have made the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) what it is today. The longtime leader and tireless champion for the association has worked to promote the roles of younger members. As a measure of thanks for his efforts, the organization’s Young Professionals Committee awarded him their Young […]

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Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators

October 31, 2017

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William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future. “I am not a psychic, but I know the future of the young operator. I walked in […]

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Distinguished Members Receive 2017 WEF Fellow Designation

October 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognized 11 distinguished members as the 2017 WEF Fellows. This designation recognizes members’ professional achievements and stature, as well as their contributions to the water profession. “WEF Fellows have significant professional accomplishments and have made impact in fields relevant to preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” said […]

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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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