Tag Archives: WEFTEC

Niles, WEF Mascot, Becomes a National Phenomenon

July 31, 2017

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Anyone attending a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) event may have seen a tall, green mascot of the reptilian persuasion walking around. That’s Niles the Crocodile, the WEF mascot. Crowds flock to Niles to snag photos and the occasional hug or high-five. An interview with Niles WEF Highlights editor, Jennifer Fulcher, hosted an exclusive […]

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My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

May 24, 2017

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Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Thomas Brown, is a veteran water program specialist at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP; Harrisburg) and an active member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). While her dad’s career choice didn’t mean much […]

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My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

February 14, 2017

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WEF inspires a love connection It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies. Growing together through wastewater and engineering It begins with two young and ambitious environmental engineering students. Add a wastewater design competition, and sparks were sure to fly. Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005. Both […]

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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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Expand Your Reach Through a 2017 WEF International Pavilion

November 13, 2016

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Those looking to expand their business presence into international markets can start in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) International Pavilions. The pavilions provide prime exhibition locations in convention centers around the world and connect businesses to new customers. For a single all-inclusive price, WEF provides a booth, aids in coordinating travel, and awards […]

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My Water Legacy: Canhams Forged a Strong Bond, Inside and Outside of WEF

September 20, 2016

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Robert (Bob) Canham Jr. will never forget the day in 1981 when he learned the results of his master’s degree oral exam. “As soon as I heard I passed, I called my dad at work,” Bob said. “He was not an emotional guy. But I could hear the pride in his voice.” Father and son […]

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In Memoriam: Tim Ricker, Past WEF Chief Operating Officer

September 15, 2016

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Tim Ricker, past chief executive officer of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), died July 31 at the age of 66. Born August 29, 1949, in Washington, D.C., Ricker became an influential WEF leader. On March 3, 1975, Ricker began his 36-year-career at WEF as WEFTEC® exhibits manager. He advanced to take on increasingly […]

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WEFTEC® 2015 Breaks Records

November 20, 2015

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WEFTEC® 2015, held Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago, has become the largest and most successful of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) annual technical exhibition and conferences. The event set records with 25,048 registrants and an exhibition with 1033 companies using 28,948 m2 (311,600 net ft2) of space. Apologies from WEF Executive […]

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