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Notable Figure of New England Water Profession Recognized as 2017 WEF Fellow

October 17, 2018

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Growing up in the northeast U.S., Paul Dombrowski had two dreams: sail alongside Jacques Cousteau, studying the ocean while advocating for environmental protection, and play for the Boston Red Sox. While Dombrowski, a 28-year member of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) may not have made the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his decades-long career […]

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Ed McCormick Recognized as WEF Fellow for Career of Management and Mentorship

May 30, 2018

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Six years ago, 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellow Ed McCormick led the development and implementation of an energizing program for the water sector. The program cemented East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD; Oakland, Calif.) as the first North American water resource recovery facility to be a net producer of renewable energy. But […]

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WEF Fellow Daniel Zitomer Leads Future Water Professionals by Example

March 30, 2018

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To his students, colleagues, and community, Marquette University (Milwaukee) environmental engineering professor Daniel Zitomer has been a fixture of the Wisconsin water environment profession for more than two decades. Zitomer, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) for nearly 30 consecutive years, was named […]

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Take Part in the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

March 22, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Challenge

The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has begun on social media, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants you to take part. Every 3 months, WEF will announce a theme based on an aspect of securing safe water and sanitation services for future generations. WEF encourages interested participants to post pictures, videos, and comments on social […]

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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70. “He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he […]

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Gopi and Jonathan Sandhu: Clean Water Is “All in the Family”

February 26, 2018

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Balbir Sandhu and his two brothers became the first members of the Sandhu family to leave their family farm in India to study engineering in the U.S. That, however, was not enough to convince Balbir’s son, Gopi Sandhu, to follow in his father’s footsteps. “Honestly, with my dad, uncles, and their friends as engineers, it […]

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New ‘Words on Water’ Podcasts Cover Infrastructure, Education, and Storms

February 9, 2018

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In new episodes of the ongoing Words on Water podcast series, water leaders discuss topics ranging from infrastructure to education and mentorship to hurricane preparedness. Stream these Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) podcasts online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Representative Garret Graves (R–La.) talks […]

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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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