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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Davila Featured

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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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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Condon Featured

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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Maine Community College Program Responds to a Water Sector Need

February 27, 2018

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As college students begin their first year at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC; Presque Isle), some will add a few courses in water and wastewater treatment to their busy schedules. Come this fall, students in Maine will have a chance to learn about state-of-the-art treatment methods in a college setting. The unique program will offer […]

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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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Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

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Houston Operator Awards Featured

Two City of Houston operators received special recognition during WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 533, Operator Excellence: Operations Ingenuity Contest Winners, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented Tomas Martinez and Sidney Bomer with The First Responders’ First Responder Award. During the session, WEF celebrated winners of its sixth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest. They […]

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Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

December 20, 2017

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WEF Song - Featured

As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes. WEF launched the […]

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