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Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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Al Goodman got an early introduction to water. By working with his father, who owned a plumbing business, he learned about the residential and commercial aspects of the water sector as well as the skills needed to run a company. “I was fascinated by mechanical devices to move water,” Goodman said. “This led to also […]

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Register To Attend WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans

May 25, 2018

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WEFTEC 2018 Logo Featured

Attend the 91st-annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC 2018), the world’s largest annual water quality event, Sept. 29–Oct. 3, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The event will bring together water professionals from around the world to learn, connect, and explore new ways to shape the future of […]

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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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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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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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Award Recognizes Innovation and Effectiveness of Operations Challenge

January 19, 2018

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Ops Challenge - Power of A Award

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Operations Challenge program has received a Silver “Power of A” award from the American Society of Association Executives (Washington, D.C.). The award recognizes innovative, effective, and broad-reaching programs that positively affect the U.S. and world. The 30th annual Operations Challenge took place at WEFTEC 2017. A record number […]

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Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

December 28, 2017

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Operations Challenge 2017 Winners Featured

WEF introduces the top teams in every category Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin […]

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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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