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California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

September 22, 2016

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Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative. The program, administered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers 15 different online courses on operations and maintenance […]

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Operators Accumulate Skills at the University of Hawai’i in Maui

August 29, 2016

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For someone interested in joining the next generation of water stewards, there are few places to start more exotic than Hawaii. And demand for water and wastewater professionals is particularly high in the state. The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (Kahului) offers a 3-month training program for current […]

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Technology Transfer Workshop Educates About Membranes

June 29, 2016

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Learn about applying membranes to drinking water, wastewater, and reuse applications during the Technology Transfer Workshop. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is hosting the workshop jointly with the American Membrane Technology Association (Stuart, Fla.) and Northwest Membrane Operators Association (Boise, Idaho). The workshop will feature educational sessions, exhibits, and tours of two full-scale membrane […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since […]

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Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering […]

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U.S. EPA Prepares Water Sector for Extreme Weather with Online Resources

January 5, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with partners to offer a variety of programs to prepare utilities for extreme weather including this workshop on managing small or rural utilities. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Rural Water Association (Duncan, Okla.).

As extreme weather events become more common, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to provide the water sector with resources to prepare. The tools are designed to improve the security and resilience of the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment services in the U.S. EPA’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Resilience website provides […]

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In Memoriam – Terry Regan, Founding Member of ABC and Proponent of Operators and Engineers

December 30, 2015

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Terry M. Regan, founder of T.M. Regan Inc. (Lexington, Ky.) and a member of both the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association (WEA) since 1963, died Oct. 1 at the age of 80. Regan, a WEF life member, served as president of the Kentucky-Tennessee WEA in 1971. He received numerous […]

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Operations Challenge Goes Global

December 23, 2015

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The two German teams celebrate receiving Operations Challenge spirit awards. Team Düsseldorf won the awards for Team Congeniality and Best Fan Support and the All Star Team won the spirit award for Team with Best Effort. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

German competition motivates and trains operators   During WEFTEC® 2015, 44 teams tested their skills during the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Operations Challenge competition. Two of these teams traveled from Germany to compete. The teams’ journey to WEFTEC 2015 began after water sector leaders from Germany were inspired to develop their own Operations […]

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