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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: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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WEF Leaders Learn and Network at WEFMAX 2017 Events

February 18, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water sector leaders to attend upcoming WEF Member Association Exchange (WEFMAX) meetings. The events provide WEF and Member Association leaders with an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the water sector and WEF on all levels. Attendees can network as well as exchange ideas and experiences with an […]

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Develop New Skills in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute

December 21, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Leadership Institute is accepting applications for those interested in participating in the 2017 program. Future water sector leaders can develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. The program encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional commitment from participants. […]

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Water Leadership Institute Continues To Provide Opportunities

December 14, 2016

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Three members of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee, from left, Chandra Baker, Nathan Davis, and Laurie Brenner, attended and facilitated the workshop at WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Laurie Brenner, member of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee Laurie Brenner, finance and acquisition services coach at Union Sanitary District (Union City, Calif.), served on the steering committee for the 2016 Water Leadership Institute (WLI). She became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2014, graduated in 2015 from […]

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Committee Leadership Council Seeks Vice-Chair

November 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council (CLC) seeks applicants for the CLC vice-chair position. The 2-year term begins after WEFTEC® 2017. Those with leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, are invited to submit an application by Dec. 31. If you have […]

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2017 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Set for February

November 21, 2016

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Mark your calendars, utility administrators: the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.) announced that the annual 2017 Utility Management Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7–10. The conference, which has developed over the last 28 years into one of the most sought-after gatherings of […]

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Introducing the 2016-2017 WEF Board of Trustees

November 15, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) introduces its 2016–2017 Board of Trustees. Members include, from front row left, President Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.; Lynn Broaddus, Wauwatosa, Wis.; Peter Vanrolleghem, Quebec City; Karen Kubick, San Francisco; immediate past President Paul Bowen, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Secretary and Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, Alexandria, Va.; Vice President Tom Kunetz, Chicago; President-Elect; Jenny Hartfelder, Denver; Claus Homann, Aarhus, Denmark; Jacqueline Jerrell, Charlotte, N.C.; Joan Hawley, Muskego, Wis.; and Treasurer Ralph Exton, Trevose, Pa. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

During the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Awards and Presidential Celebration at WEFTEC® 2016, outgoing WEF President Paul Bowen passed the gavel of leadership to Rick Warner, who will guide the WEF Board of Trustees toward its strategic vision in the next year. Warner, as the 2016–2017 WEF president, described his leadership term as […]

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