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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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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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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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Introducing the 2016 WEF Awards Recipients

September 29, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the recipients of the 2016 WEF Awards. The annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and WEF Member Associations. Recipients contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future through education and […]

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Recognizing the 2016 WEF Fellows’ Contributions to Water Quality

September 28, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced 15 distinguished members as the 2016 WEF Fellows. The designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions to the water profession. “WEF Fellows have made significant professional accomplishments toward protecting public health and the environment through sustainable water management,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “The Federation […]

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WEF Leader Kartik Chandran Named MacArthur Fellow

November 18, 2015

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Kartik Chandran, a past member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, vice chair of WEF’s Research and Innovation Committee, a 2013 WEF Fellow, and a leader in the water sector, has been named a MacArthur fellow. Chandran was named a fellow for his research, which integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology, […]

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