Tag Archives: Member Associations

From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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Women in Water: Making a Difference

December 21, 2016

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Keynote speaker Kristen McIntyre shared tips for tapping into creativity to foster innovative and successful. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Jean Malafronte, WEF member and associate at Greeley and Hansen Jean Malafronte, associate for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago) in Philadelphia, is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), and New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). She serves on the NJWEA Water for People Committee and the PWEA […]

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My Water Legacy: Growing the Profession, One Science Fair at a Time

December 20, 2016

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Laurie Perkins’ interest in civil engineering dates back to a junior high science fair project involving wastewater treatment, balsa wood, and Tupperware. Those last two items were among the materials that Perkins and her father, Charles “Chuck” Terry, had rounded up from around the house to construct a model of a wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

November 30, 2016

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Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense — first, she was asked to lead the Arkansas Water Environment Association (WEA) Young Professionals Committee; then, she was told she was the newest member of the association’s Operations Challenge team. Patton jumped in with both feet when she entered the water sector and the […]

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My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son

November 21, 2016

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Jeff Sober’s childhood wasn’t always like that of the other kids. As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, he recalls the day he found himself alone standing atop a water clarifier. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a miracle how this works,’” he said. At that tender age, Jeff was already forming a vision of […]

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Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades

October 25, 2016

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In some families, the path to a career in water and wastewater is not always direct. Just ask Randy Hamlett. When his now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, […]

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Member Associations Join LIFT to Advance Innovation

October 17, 2016

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) now can get involved in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT). The joint WEF/Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.) initiative works to expedite the process of adopting new technology and provides current information on the newest water sector trends and data. In addition […]

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My Water Legacy: Canhams Forged a Strong Bond, Inside and Outside of WEF

September 20, 2016

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Robert (Bob) Canham Jr. will never forget the day in 1981 when he learned the results of his master’s degree oral exam. “As soon as I heard I passed, I called my dad at work,” Bob said. “He was not an emotional guy. But I could hear the pride in his voice.” Father and son […]

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