Tag Archives: Stormwater

My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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WEF Letter Asks President-Elect Trump To Make Water a Priority

January 19, 2017

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On Dec. 7, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump. The letter provides recommendations for water sector priorities during the next administration. WEF called upon the president-elect to focus on addressing water sector challenges in the areas of aging water infrastructure, research and development, workforce development, stormwater, affordability, […]

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WEF Task Force Releases Manual for Applying Envision to Wastewater Projects

January 17, 2017

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In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) introduced the Envision® guidance manual. A planning and design guidance tool, the manual provides metrics that can be used to compare the strengths of design ideas for infrastructure projects by awarding points and credits […]

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WEF and NMSA Sign MOU to Support Stormwater

January 13, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the stormwater sector and to help advance effective stormwater programs for the protection of public health and the environment. WEF and WEF’s Stormwater Institute helped form NMSA, a nonprofit that works to support, […]

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My Water Legacy: Growing the Profession, One Science Fair at a Time

December 20, 2016

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Laurie Perkins’ interest in civil engineering dates back to a junior high science fair project involving wastewater treatment, balsa wood, and Tupperware. Those last two items were among the materials that Perkins and her father, Charles “Chuck” Terry, had rounded up from around the house to construct a model of a wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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