Tag Archives: Member Associations

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

May 24, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading...

Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

Comments Off on Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

May 16, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

April 26, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading...

Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

April 20, 2017

Comments Off on Past President Creates Art Influenced by Engineering

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. […]

Continue reading...

New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

March 29, 2017

Comments Off on New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

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 […]

Continue reading...

WEF Leaders Learn and Network at WEFMAX 2017 Events

February 18, 2017

Comments Off on WEF Leaders Learn and Network at WEFMAX 2017 Events

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water sector leaders to attend upcoming WEF Member Association Exchange (WEFMAX) meetings. The events provide WEF and Member Association leaders with an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the water sector and WEF on all levels. Attendees can network as well as exchange ideas and experiences with an […]

Continue reading...

My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

Comments Off on My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

Continue reading...