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Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

August 29, 2018

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Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago), an environmental engineering firm focused on water. Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming […]

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WEF MAs Prepare Members for Future of Stormwater with NGICP Training Licenses

August 21, 2018

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Water professionals who participate in the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) gain the skills needed to design, build, and maintain cutting-edge green stormwater infrastructure. Since its creation in 2016, more than 350 water professionals have received NGICP certifications. As word spreads about the value of this training, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member […]

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Will Work for Water: California Water Associations Launch Recruitment Website

July 26, 2018

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Forget heading to California to find gold. Today, clean water internships in the state can provide a wealth of experience. This spring, the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) joined other associations to launch CAWaterInterns.org, a clearinghouse where job-seekers can find information on internships, apprenticeships, and operator-in-training opportunities at water and wastewater facilities in the state. […]

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Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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Al Goodman got an early introduction to water. By working with his father, who owned a plumbing business, he learned about the residential and commercial aspects of the water sector as well as the skills needed to run a company. “I was fascinated by mechanical devices to move water,” Goodman said. “This led to also […]

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Azevedo Water Legacy Born from a 10-Minute Conversation

June 26, 2018

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In high school, many students can become overwhelmed with career options and second-guess their choices. Not Vernon Azevedo. In 1970, as a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky., Vernon found answers to those big life questions in less than 10 minutes. During a meeting with his guidance counselor, Mrs. Markley, Vernon admitted that […]

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WEF Makes Photo Library Available to Member Associations

April 24, 2018

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Reaching the public and customers is easier with a high-quality photo. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides its Member Associations with a photo library to assist with outreach materials. After logging in, authorized users can access various water images. Users also are invited to contribute additional images to the gallery for others to […]

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WEF Member Associations Select State SJWP Winners

March 30, 2018

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) have started working to select state-level winners for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. Volunteers have been searching local science fairs for notable water projects as well as gathering and reviewing submissions from high school students for the competition. Students in grades 9 through […]

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Discuss Engagement, Membership, and Workforce Development at WEFMAX 2018

March 21, 2018

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) volunteers are invited to attend the 2018 WEF Member Association Exchange (WEFMAX) meetings. WEF leaders and staff will attend these events to facilitate discussions on matters of importance to WEF, the water environment profession, and local communities. WEFMAX 2018 topics will be engagement, membership, and workforce development. Register now […]

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