Tag Archives: WEF staff

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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WEF Staff Make the Local Environment a Little Cleaner for the Holidays

January 12, 2017

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On Nov. 3, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff took a break from work to make a big difference for the local environment. For the 2016 WEF Eco service project, 23 staff volunteers pitched in to clean the Oronoco Bay and Rivergate City parks, located a short distance away from WEF’s headquarters. Equipped with […]

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WEF Staff Learn About WIFIA from U.S. EPA

December 30, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of informational sessions across the nation to educate the public about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA establishes a new financing mechanism to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. The program will provide loans for up to 49% of eligible costs […]

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WEF Ranks 61 Among Small Companies on Top Workplaces 2015 List

August 26, 2015

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WEF staff show support for the WATER'S WORTH IT message by wearing campaign shirts. WEF photo/Grace Hulse.

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) employees value working for the organization as evidenced by a ranking of 61 among small companies and 118 overall on a Washington Post Top Workplaces 2015 list. The ranking of 150 top places to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is based solely on employee feedback obtained from […]

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From the President: WEF Hits the Bullseye for Meeting 2015 Goals

August 25, 2015

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The annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is just around the corner. WEFTEC® 2015, which will be held in Chicago, marks a new cycle for WEF and the organization’s leaders. At the event, I will complete my term as WEF president. In addition, Sandra Ralston, Charles Bott, Garry Macdonald, […]

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Walking the Talk for Water

June 20, 2013

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WEF staff spread water quality message through community service and outreach   Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff ventured outside the office to educate the public about and improve water quality in honor of Earth Day. Staff volunteered for the City of Alexandria’s 2013 Earth Day event and to clean up the Potomac River […]

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WEF’s Matt Ries Learns About Wastewater Energy Innovations from European Experts

October 22, 2012

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Matt Reis, chief technical officer at the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), stands next to a gas extratction device on top of the Polk County (Fla.) bioreactor landfill. Photo courtesy of Reis.

Matt Ries, chief technical officer at the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), spends his days working to find and connect WEF with the newest and best wastewater treatment innovations around the world. This pursuit continues into his personal life, too. Ries spends much of his free time learning even more about these innovations during […]

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Planting Oysters To Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

October 12, 2012

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WEF staffer volunteers for local oyster cultivation organization   Every day Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members work to improve water quality, and some take this dedication back to their communities. Lauren Henretty, WEFTEC® program coordinator, is working in her community to help clean the Chesapeake Bay. Henretty volunteers with the Town of […]

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