Tag Archives: Networking

Add Images to WEFCOM Discussions

September 28, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members can add images to discussion posts in WEFCOM. The online community for WEF members incorporates a media-object function that allows users to upload large images to a post. The image is resized to a thumbnail to keep the display compact and aligned. To contribute images to a discussion, […]

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WEFTEC 2017 Conference Announcement Offers Attendees Key Details

August 16, 2017

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Prepare to attend WEFTEC, the world’s largest annual water quality event. Learn more about the conference’s many technical sessions, workshops, mobile sessions, tours, and numerous other learning and networking opportunities in the WEFTEC 2017 Conference Announcement. Held annually since 1928 by the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), WEFTEC 2017 marks the event’s 90th year. To […]

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Niles, WEF Mascot, Becomes a National Phenomenon

July 31, 2017

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Anyone attending a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event may have seen a tall, green mascot of the reptilian persuasion walking around. That’s Niles the Crocodile, the WEF mascot. Crowds flock to Niles to snag photos and the occasional hug or high-five. An interview with Niles WEF Highlights editor, Jennifer Fulcher, hosted an exclusive […]

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Mention Members in WEFCOM To Share Interesting Posts

July 15, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members who participate in discussions in WEFCOM now can tag others in posts and replies. Use the @mention function to notify others of discussion threads and blog posts in the online networking platform that they may find interesting. Those tagged by this function will receive an email notification containing […]

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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

June 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers a series of documents that provide information on water sector careers. Volume 1: Networking offers opportunities The first document in this series covers the benefits of creating a network. It outlines the networking opportunities that WEF and its Member Associations provide, both on a national and local […]

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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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