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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Davila Featured

They say that when one door closes, another opens, and Rey Davila is living proof. An unexpected layoff from the City of Dallas’ Transportation Department opened the door to a successful water sector career for him and, eventually, two other relatives – his daughter, Jessica Davila, and nephew, Christian Mendez. Rey had served the city for […]

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From the President: Thanks to Our Volunteers

February 8, 2018

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

As 2018 begins, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is midway between the previous and the upcoming WEFTEC. WEF volunteers already are working on content for WEFTEC 2018, which will be held Sept. 30–Oct. 3 in New Orleans. Volunteers become the cornerstone of WEF Volunteers and staff will gather in Atlanta this month to […]

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Spreading the Reach of Operations Challenge

January 31, 2018

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Orren West Team

Orren West rises through the ranks while contributing to the competition Orren West Jr. believes in Operations Challenge. Staying involved in the competition has helped him rise through the ranks in his career, an experience West wants to pass along to his fellow operators. “I have experienced, personally, professional growth through Ops Challenge, and I […]

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Passing Down an Engineering Legacy in Spain

January 23, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Reig Featured

You might call the Reigs the “first family of wastewater” in Spain. Rafael Reig Armero was a co-founder of a Spanish water-sector organization similar to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). He held multiple leadership roles in the water sector until his death in 1999. His son, Benito Reig Carriedo, picked up the baton and […]

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#WEFTECat90 Campaign Displays WEF’s Rich History

December 19, 2017

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WEFTEC at 90

Beginning in July, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) reflected on the rich history of the organization and WEFTEC, its main event, with the #WEFTECat90 social media campaign. Staff dug deep into WEF’s archives, sifting through photographs, books, newsletters, and other artifacts that help tell the story of WEF and WEFTEC. Post by post, […]

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From the President: WEF Fights for Science and Research

December 19, 2017

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

The collective success of the water sector would be impossible without science and research – the foundation of every drop of clean and reliable water that we provide. Science, research, and other related terms are among the most commonly heard words at any meeting or conference on water issues. Without investment in these areas, we […]

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NJWEA’s Jack Lagrosa Remains ‘Young at Heart’

November 29, 2017

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Jack Lagrosa Award

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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