Tag Archives: Young professionals

Develop Leadership Skills at the Utility Management Conference

December 26, 2017

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Get an inside look into leading water and wastewater utilities in the U.S. and compare notes with colleagues at the 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.)/American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) Utility Management ConferenceTM. WEF hosts this event with AWWA in cooperation with the Water Environment Association of Texas and the Water Environment & […]

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WEF Members Address the World’s Toughest Water Problems at UNLEASH

November 30, 2017

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In August, the world-class talent of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members was showcased at the global level. As invited guests to the 2017 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, eleven WEF members from all areas of the water sector did their part to improve the planet while gaining valuable insights from international peers. The new, […]

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NJWEA’s Jack Lagrosa Remains ‘Young at Heart’

November 29, 2017

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John “Jack” Lagrosa stands among those who have made the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) what it is today. The longtime leader and tireless champion for the association has worked to promote the roles of younger members. As a measure of thanks for his efforts, the organization’s Young Professionals Committee awarded him their Young […]

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From the President: Spreading the Word about WEF’s Vision and Finding Inspiration

August 17, 2017

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As president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), it’s been an absolute privilege to travel throughout North America and across the world to represent WEF’s interests. This past year, I have had the honor of engaging our members and connecting with our strategic partner organizations. Developing a vision for the U.S. Most of WEF’s […]

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Young Professionals Gain Leadership Skills Through YP Summit and WEF Membership

June 28, 2017

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Young professionals participate in discussions with peers during the 2017 Young Professionals Summit in Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of Ashley Waldron photography.

Every year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) join forces to host the Young Professionals (YP) Summit. During the summit, local and national leaders discuss emerging water sector issues and solutions as well as provide programming to enhance leadership skills. YP Summit bestows leadership skills The […]

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Emerging with Leadership Skills from WEF Workshop at YP Summit

May 20, 2017

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Vanessa Borkowski discusses how to identify and challenge unconscious bias in the workplace during the workshop. Photo courtesy of Alvin Pilobello.

For more than a decade, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (Denver) have collaborated to organize the annual Young Professionals Summit, which was held Feb. 6–7 in Tampa, Fla. This year, WEF debuted the Emerging Young Professionals Leadership (EYPL) workshop in conjunction with the summit. The workshop offered a […]

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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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