Tag Archives: Public Communications and Outreach

King County Enhances Diversity Through Operator in Training Program

February 21, 2019

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King County, Washington is becoming more racially diverse as the growth of Asian-, Latin-, and African-American populations outpaces that of the white population, according to 2018 census data. Recognizing its changing demographics, the county is working to recruit a workforce that is fair and inclusive for all. Two years ago, the county Wastewater Treatment Division […]

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WEF Marketplace Is Open for Business

January 22, 2019

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WEF Marketplace Featured

Following the successful relaunch of the WATER’S WORTH IT® campaign in October 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new online marketplace for campaign-branded merchandise. The WEF Marketplace offers a one-stop shop for WEF merchandise and products. Announced in December, it was designed to offer a customer-friendly and value-added service. As […]

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From the President: Why Do You Do What You Do?

December 20, 2018

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“What do you do for a living?” It’s a common question that comes up pretty quickly in a conversation with someone new. This is a great conversation starter because it is generally innocuous, unlike questions on, say, politics, or one’s favorite judge on “The Voice.” Getting to the heart of why we work for water […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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WATER’S WORTH IT® Returns Bigger, Bolder, and Better

October 15, 2018

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During the WEFTEC® 2018 Opening General Session, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) relaunched WATER’S WORTH IT®. This popular, member-driven public awareness campaign has been updated to sport a clean, modern look and all-new resources. At WEFTEC, WEF also debuted a WATER’S WORTH IT public service announcement video to mark the relaunch. As the […]

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Wastewater 101: NapaSan Launches Citizens’ Academy to Teach Residents about Water Services

October 11, 2018

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When word began spreading on Facebook and through local media that the Napa Sanitation District (NapaSan) would be hosting its first citizens’ academy this fall, Stephanie Turnipseed tried to keep her expectations in check. “In the past, we’ve found that people just don’t want to know what happens when they flush the toilet,” said Turnipseed, […]

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WEF Staff Star in Lip-Sync Video to Promote the Value of Water

September 21, 2018

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) received a request to help raise awareness about the value of water on social media, staff responded. In August, the H2duO — Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Zavala — asked water organizations to contribute to a #OneWater lip-sync video. The call for videos, sent during #NationalWaterQualityMonth, asked water […]

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