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Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

August 29, 2018

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Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago), an environmental engineering firm focused on water. Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

June 27, 2018

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On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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Utility of the Future, Workforce, and Infrastructure Covered in Words on Water

May 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Words on Water podcast series showcases insight from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream podcast episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria (Va.) Renew Enterprises, discusses how wastewater treatment facilities are transforming into […]

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Words on Water Focuses on Puerto Rico, Technology, Workforce, and Outreach

April 29, 2018

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Water sector thought-leaders share insight on a variety of topics through the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Words on Water podcast series. Stream these episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Melissa Pomales, water program management leader for Arcadis (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), describes […]

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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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University Uses Mulch To Fortify River Banks and Protect Water Quality

January 30, 2018

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Efforts by the University of North Georgia (UNG; Dahlonega, Ga.) to identify and restore parts of the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin impaired by bacterial contamination and soil erosion have proven the wisdom of an old maxim: keep it simple. Under an interdisciplinary collaboration, UNG students and faculty repurpose ordinary mulch to redirect runoff, seed green […]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Water Stewards at the Water Palooza

December 27, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) volunteers dedicated time to help educate students about water during the 5th-annual Water Palooza on Sept. 29. During the event, held as part of the WEF Community Service Project, students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago) participated in a series of hands-on and demonstrative […]

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