Tag Archives: Students and Young Professionals

From the President: Activating the People–Water Nexus

October 24, 2018

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A few weeks ago, at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans, I had the privilege to become the 2018–2019 president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). I am deeply honored to be given the opportunity to continue in the long tradition of my predecessors to serve the members of WEF by providing you with […]

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Support WEF’s Community Service Project

August 28, 2018

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Service Project 2017 - Planting 1

Since 2008, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project has made a significant imprint on several WEFTEC-host cities, creating five rain gardens, six bioswales, and an outdoor classroom. The 11th annual WEF Community Service Project, organized by the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), offers WEFTEC 2018 attendees the opportunity to […]

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Will Work for Water: California Water Associations Launch Recruitment Website

July 26, 2018

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Forget heading to California to find gold. Today, clean water internships in the state can provide a wealth of experience. This spring, the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) joined other associations to launch CAWaterInterns.org, a clearinghouse where job-seekers can find information on internships, apprenticeships, and operator-in-training opportunities at water and wastewater facilities in the state. […]

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Hundreds Attend 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In

June 19, 2018

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During Water Week, more than 250 individuals participated in the 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 17–18. Water professionals representing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, and sustainable water. Participants had the opportunity to hear […]

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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70. “He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he […]

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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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Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

December 26, 2017

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Service Project 2017 - Planting 1

To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30. Participants included members of the WEF Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), event organizers, as well as additional volunteers from the WEF […]

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Canadian and Coloradan Teams Win 2017 Student Design Competition

November 30, 2017

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Student Design Competition judge Laurissa Cubbage from HDR (Omaha, Neb.) talks to a team after their presentation at WEFTEC 2017. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Teams from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student Design Competition as winners. A record number of teams from 17 schools representing 16 different WEF Member Associations participated in the competition, held during WEFTEC 2017. The University of Guelph […]

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