Tag Archives: Member Associations

Niles, WEF Mascot, Becomes a National Phenomenon

July 31, 2017

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Anyone attending a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event may have seen a tall, green mascot of the reptilian persuasion walking around. That’s Niles the Crocodile, the WEF mascot. Crowds flock to Niles to snag photos and the occasional hug or high-five. An interview with Niles WEF Highlights editor, Jennifer Fulcher, hosted an exclusive […]

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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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New York WEA Illustrates the Importance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

June 29, 2017

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While everyone uses water and wastewater infrastructure daily, not everyone knows exactly how it works and why it needs to be funded. The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) decided to illustrate the importance of this infrastructure to the public with a video and accompanying guide. NYWEA’s messaging video and its guide, “Sustaining and Enhancing […]

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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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In Memoriam — Nicholas J. Bartilucci, NYWEA Treasurer and Water Leader

June 27, 2017

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Nicholas J. Bartilucci, a distinguished water sector engineer and member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1957, died July 17, 2016, at the age of 85. Bartilucci, a life member of both WEF and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), was the former president and chairman of the board of Dvirka […]

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WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

June 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers a series of documents that provide information on water sector careers. Volume 1: Networking offers opportunities The first document in this series covers the benefits of creating a network. It outlines the networking opportunities that WEF and its Member Associations provide, both on a national and local […]

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From the President: The Power of Partnerships

June 21, 2017

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With tremendous input from Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, the WEF Board of Trustees sets the organization’s strategic direction and ensures adequate resources are available to meet WEF’s critical objectives. But making measurable progress toward achieving WEF’s strategic goals can be challenging. Often, the real action occurs at the local level through the […]

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California Operator Leaves a Legacy for Future Professionals

June 15, 2017

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David Hayden, Irvine Ranch Water District operations supervisor David Hayden has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Santa Ana River Basin Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) since 1992. He is a Grade III operator in California and was recognized as CWEA Operator of the Year in […]

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