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WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program Honors Outstanding Members

June 19, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Volunteer Service Recognition Program honors a member’s significant contributions to WEF’s successes and achievements. The WEF Committee Leadership Council and House of Delegates (HOD) created this program to recognize outstanding volunteers who serve WEF through a committee or the HOD. “This program is a token of our deep […]

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WEF Seeks CLC Nominations

May 27, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Committee Leadership Council (CLC) seeks nominations for four Communities of Practice director positions. Director positions last for 2 years, beginning after WEFTEC® 2017. WEF seeks volunteers with leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF’s vision, and understanding of WEF committees. WEF invites those interested […]

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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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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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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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WEFTEC Tote Bags Repurposed as Wheelchair Accessories

December 15, 2016

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During WEFTEC® 2016, orange-and-black tote bags given to attendees made appearances across New Orleans. Just one month after WEFTEC, these bags traveled some 4800 km (3000 mi.) south and could be seen on the backs of wheelchairs in Lima, Peru. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recently partnered with Joni and Friends International Disability […]

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Water Leadership Institute Continues To Provide Opportunities

December 14, 2016

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Three members of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee, from left, Chandra Baker, Nathan Davis, and Laurie Brenner, attended and facilitated the workshop at WEFTEC. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Laurie Brenner, member of the 2016 Water Leadership Institute Steering Committee Laurie Brenner, finance and acquisition services coach at Union Sanitary District (Union City, Calif.), served on the steering committee for the 2016 Water Leadership Institute (WLI). She became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2014, graduated in 2015 from […]

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Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge

November 30, 2016

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Alecia Patton’s welcome to the world of wastewater was intense — first, she was asked to lead the Arkansas Water Environment Association (WEA) Young Professionals Committee; then, she was told she was the newest member of the association’s Operations Challenge team. Patton jumped in with both feet when she entered the water sector and the […]

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