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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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Water Palooza Visits Einstein Charter School’s Sherwood Forest Campus

November 24, 2016

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Heather Niemec, from LSU Ag Center’s Young Wetlands Program, speaks with third graders about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge. Photo courtesy of Michael Quamme.

Michael Quamme, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) Community Service Project Michael Quamme, project engineer at Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, N.D.), has served as a chair of the Water Palooza since 2013 and the service project since 2014. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and North […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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