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WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

June 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers a series of documents that provide information on water sector careers. Volume 1: Networking offers opportunities The first document in this series covers the benefits of creating a network. It outlines the networking opportunities that WEF and its Member Associations provide, both on a national and local […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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‘What Not To Flush’ Messaging Hits the Streets of California

October 6, 2016

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The Dublin (Calif.) San Ramon Services District’s public education messaging has gone mobile. To spread its messages about items not to be flushed down toilets and the value of water, the district has equipped their vehicles with educational signs. The district’s “What Not To Flush” program asks customers to never flush wipes, diapers, or feminine […]

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Growing the Workforce: Where Are They Now?

July 9, 2014

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From left, former interns and current Groton (Conn.) Water Pollution Control Authority employees Kelsey Reeves and Eric Melanson work on a geothermal heater. Photo courtesy Kevin Cini, chief plant operator for the City of Groton.

Internships translate into jobs and more   Can a water-focused internship or a scholarship steer high school students to successful careers in the water sector? The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) asked some former students who have been there and done just that. High school students transition into water jobs Take Eric Melanson, who […]

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Growing the Water Sector Workforce: Providing Experience

June 26, 2014

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Reeves works on rerouting stromwater piping. Photo courtesy of Reeves.

High school internships lure students into the industry   Let’s face it: To the average high school junior, the thought of building submarines rates significantly higher on the coolness scale than the thought of operating a water resource recovery facility (WRRF). And Kevin Cini knew it. That fact became even more abundantly clear 10 years […]

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WEF Showcases Student Programs at USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

June 23, 2014

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From left, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff Stevi Hunt-Cottrell and Margaret Richards talk to USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo attendees. Photo courtesy of .

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers such programs as the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, World Water Monitoring Challenge, and Work for Water resource to get students interested in the science of water and careers in the water sector. WEF showcased these programs at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, held April […]

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