Tag Archives: Strategic Plan

From the President: The Power of Partnerships

June 21, 2017

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With tremendous input from Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members, the WEF Board of Trustees sets the organization’s strategic direction and ensures adequate resources are available to meet WEF’s critical objectives. But making measurable progress toward achieving WEF’s strategic goals can be challenging. Often, the real action occurs at the local level through the […]

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Submit Nominations for WEF Leadership Positions

May 12, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) seeks nominations for the leadership positions of WEF vice president, WEF treasurer, and WEF Board of Trustees (two positions). WEF encourages members to advance the organization’s mission and vision by nominating for these positions members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the water environment profession. As WEF’s […]

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From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

February 8, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals. WEF is the product of almost 90 years of work by water champions. This includes countless contributions from dedicated volunteers belonging to 75 Member Associations as well as from WEF […]

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From the President: Directions for the Future

June 27, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

When traveling for business or pleasure, we often start by asking these familiar questions: Where are we going? How are we going to get there? What are we going to do? Asking these questions also is important for any organization. For the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), finding the answers to these questions is […]

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Nominate Your Choice for WEF Leadership

March 26, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is seeking nominations for the positions of WEF Vice President and WEF Board of Trustees (two positions). WEF relies on dedicated and exceptional volunteers to carry its mission to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, […]

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From the President: Resolving To Help WEF Grow

February 18, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

It’s hard to believe we’ve turned the page on 2015 and are well into 2016. As some of our New Year’s resolutions start to ramp up, others already have gone by the wayside. With the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) midway between last WEFTEC and this year’s coming event, leaders are working to prioritize […]

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From the President: Creating Our Future

January 20, 2016

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Paul Bowen, WEF President 2015–2016

One of my favorite questions to ask young professionals (YPs) is: Where do you want to be in 10 years? Often I receive a blank stare, but occasionally someone offers a clearly defined goal. Then I ask a follow-up question: How are you going to get there? Generally, individuals who’ve decided where they want to […]

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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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