Tag Archives: Member Achievements

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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WEF Announces 2015 WEF Fellows

October 8, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced twelve 2015 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes career achievements, stature, and contributions to the water profession. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including — but not limited to — design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership. “The Fellows designation denotes […]

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2015 WEF Awards Recipients Announced

October 1, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the 2015 WEF Awards recipients. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and WEF Member Associations. Recipients include individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact […]

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WEF Trustee Receives Award for Excellence in Water Engineering

May 6, 2015

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Garry Macdonald (center) received the 2015 Angus Award for Water, Waste, and Amenities from Kevin Thompson (right), the 2014–2015 president of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ; Wellington); and Sulo Shanmuganathan (left), Opus International Consultants Ltd. (Wellington) award sponsor representative. Photo courtesy of Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Wellington).

On March 13, Garry Macdonald, member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) 2014–2015 Board of Trustees, received the 2015 Angus Award for Water, Waste, and Amenities from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ; Wellington). The award, which falls under the category of Supreme Technical Awards for Engineering Achievers, recognizes Macdonald’s expertise […]

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