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Workshop Equips Trainers with National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Skills

February 16, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites training professionals to become National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)-approved. Help meet the certification training needs of NGICP partners and training sites, or develop your own licensed, training program through a Train the Trainer Workshop. The workshop covers a range of topics to prepare individuals to train a new […]

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Growing Participation in Green Infrastructure Training

January 26, 2018

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The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) continues to grow. A total of 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements to receive certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure. Cities with newly certified individuals in their workforce include Baltimore; Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Fairfax, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; Montgomery County, Md.;  […]

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Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

December 28, 2017

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WEF introduces the top teams in every category Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin […]

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2018 Water Leadership Institute Applicants Eligible for Scholarship

November 29, 2017

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Apply now to participate in the 2018 Water Leadership Institute. This Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) program helps emerging water sector leaders develop new skills and knowledge through a curriculum delivered by expert instructors from various public and private organizations. Participants can engage in management training and leadership development through online and in-person meetings […]

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New Jersey Water Environment Association Receives Award for Training

March 29, 2017

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The New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) has received the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the adult-led environmental education category. The award recognizes outstanding environmental performance programs and projects in the state. “It certainly was an honor to receive the award,” said Tom Grenci, NJWEA president. During the past year, NJWEA has provided approximately […]

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My Water Legacy: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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Kirkwood Community College Offers Professional Development for Operators

February 28, 2017

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If you are licensed as a water or wastewater operator in the State of Iowa — or would like to be —  the Environmental Training Center at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids) could be your one-stop shop for professional development. To remain certified, operators need to complete between 10 and 20 hours of training, which […]

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Growing a Green Workforce: NGICP Issues First Certifications

February 7, 2017

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A new set of individuals armed with fundamental knowledge about green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance have been certified through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) issued certifications to 62 individuals who successfully passed the inaugural NGICP exam administered in December at […]

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