Tag Archives: Professional Development

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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Kirkwood Community College Offers Professional Development for Operators

February 28, 2017

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If you are licensed as a water or wastewater operator in the State of Iowa — or would like to be —  the Environmental Training Center at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids) could be your one-stop shop for professional development. To remain certified, operators need to complete between 10 and 20 hours of training, which […]

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Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

November 30, 2016

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Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense — first, she was asked to lead the Arkansas Water Environment Association (WEA) Young Professionals Committee; then, she was told she was the newest member of the association’s Operations Challenge team. Patton jumped in with both feet when she entered the water sector and the […]

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Veterans of U.S. Ops Challenge Take Home International Win from Open German Championship in Wastewater Technology

July 28, 2016

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A U.S. team of water sector professionals took home a first place win from an international competition modeled after Operations Challenge, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) contest for water treatment professionals. During the international trade fair, IFAT 2016, held May 30–June 3 in Munich, DWA (Hennef, Germany) – the German Association for Water, […]

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Experience in WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Prepares Highlights Editor for the Future

November 30, 2015

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Jennifer Fulcher, 2015 graduate of WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Jennifer Fulcher is editor of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member newsletter, WEF Highlights. She has been coach and coaches’ chair for the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competitions and co-chair of WEF Eco. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental […]

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WEF Publishes Guide to Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Young Professionals

September 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes that the water profession is entering a new era with new challenges. In response, WEF has published The Effective Water Professional, a textbook for the next generation of graduate students and young water professionals. While technical skills are vital to career success, addressing the new era’s challenges […]

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WEF Ranks 61 Among Small Companies on Top Workplaces 2015 List

August 26, 2015

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WEF staff show support for the WATER'S WORTH IT message by wearing campaign shirts. WEF photo/Grace Hulse.

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) employees value working for the organization as evidenced by a ranking of 61 among small companies and 118 overall on a Washington Post Top Workplaces 2015 list. The ranking of 150 top places to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is based solely on employee feedback obtained from […]

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