Tag Archives: Partnerships

From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the Federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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From the President: WEF Influencing the Future

October 13, 2016

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It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as the 2016–2017 president of the WEF Board of Trustees. The role can be a bit intimidating and the schedule quite busy, but one of the role’s great privileges is acknowledging the contributions and accomplishments of immediate past President […]

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Not Your Usual Scenic Attraction

November 13, 2015

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Visitors toured the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility on a bus as part of Doors Open Milwaukee. The annual event has experienced double-digit growth since its inaugural year in 2011. Photo courtesy of Veolia.

Historic WRRF draws thousands of visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee event   Of the 150 attractions, such as free tours of historic churches and museums, offered during the annual Doors Open Milwaukee, the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility (Milwaukee) is one of the most popular. The 1.1 million-m3/d (300-mgd) facility, which is run jointly by […]

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From the President: Gaining Insight, Influencing the Organization, and Setting a Course for the Future

October 29, 2015

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

About 6 months ago, I met with several Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals to talk about how the WEF president could help develop the future generation of water-sector leaders within our organization. During the discussion, they asked several thought-provoking questions that I want to share, along with my answers, to help WEF […]

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Forum Focuses on Intensifying Technologies and Partnerships

October 27, 2015

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Water sector professionals attending the 2015 Intensification of Resource Recovery (IRR) Forum attendees gather to hear an update on emerging shortcuts to nitrogen removal. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) photo/Laura Herman.

Jeanette Brown, WEF past president and Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.) professor Jeanette Brown served as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) from 2010 to 2011. Currently, she teaches environmental engineering courses for both graduates and undergraduates at Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.). Prior to that, she was executive director of the Stamford (Conn.) […]

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From the President: WEF Hits the Bullseye for Meeting 2015 Goals

August 25, 2015

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The annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is just around the corner. WEFTEC® 2015, which will be held in Chicago, marks a new cycle for WEF and the organization’s leaders. At the event, I will complete my term as WEF president. In addition, Sandra Ralston, Charles Bott, Garry Macdonald, […]

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Great Water Cities Panelist Susan Story Discusses Need for Infrastructure and Water Supply

July 22, 2015

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At WEFTEC® 2015, Susan Story, president and chief executive officer of American Water Works Company, Inc. (Voorhees, N.J.), will share her perspective on the challenges facing the water sector. On Sept. 28, Story will participate in a panel discussion with water sector leaders about changes in cities throughout the U.S. “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, […]

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WEF and WERF Collaborate on LIFT 2.0 To Advance Water Sector Innovation

March 20, 2015

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WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill and Interim Executive Director of WERF Larry Jaworski signed an MOU to renew the WEF-WERF partnership for the second stage of the program — LIFT 2.0. WEF photo/Laura Leslie.

In February, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) leaders gathered in Chicago to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) renewing their partnership for the second stage of the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program. LIFT 2.0 lays out a path for accelerating, informing, promoting, and funding […]

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