Tag Archives: Member Associations

Mentorship Programs Pave a Path to a More Sustainable Future for the Water Sector

June 13, 2017

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Kristi Steiner, member of the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee Steiner, engineer in the Treatment Plant Services group at Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.), joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2012. Currently, she is a member of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA). She has worked as a project manager at […]

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WEF Members Stand Together in Defense of Water During Water Week

May 31, 2017

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From left, Maine Water Environment Association members Mac Richardson and Chris Littlefield carry signs showing the economic benefits of water during the Water Week 2017 Rally for Water. Photo courtesy of Matt Timberlake, president of Ted Berry Company Inc. (Livermore, Maine).

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members exemplified their dedication to water by traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo. More than 200 water professionals gathered for the event, held March 21–22, to hear leaders discuss important water sector issues, network with other water professionals, learn about current […]

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My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

May 24, 2017

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Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Thomas Brown, is a veteran water program specialist at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP; Harrisburg) and an active member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). While her dad’s career choice didn’t mean much […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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Chesapeake Area Students Pull Up a Chair for Interviews at CWEA/CAWWA Career Fair

May 16, 2017

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Starting a career can be difficult. Often applicants need to send their resume to dozens of companies before getting the opportunity to sit down for an interview. But Chesapeake Bay-area college students interested in entering the water sector did not have to wait that long. On Feb. 10, students had a unique opportunity to sit […]

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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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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New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

March 29, 2017

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The New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) has received the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the adult-led environmental education category. The award recognizes outstanding environmental performance programs and projects in the state. “It certainly was an honor to receive the award,” said Tom Grenci, NJWEA president. During the past year, NJWEA has provided approximately […]

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