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Become a Water Advocate for WEF’s #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

May 26, 2018

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The #MyWaterLegacy Challenge has entered its second phase. During the next 3 months, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites you to become a water advocate. WEF is helping those in the water sector become leaders through advocacy. Use WEF’s online tool to write to your elected officials about the importance of clean water […]

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Water Careers Go Back Four Generations in Chesebrough Family

April 18, 2018

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Patty Chesebrough’s love of water can be traced to the childhood weekends she spent at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. “I can still hear the sound of the twin Mercury motors on our boat and remember dad teaching me to listen to their harmonies to set the throttles,” Patty said. Patty learned the importance of water stewardship as she watched her […]

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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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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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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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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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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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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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