August 23, 2019

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Water Environment Federation Honors Industrial Wastewater Management Research

Each year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes outstanding contributions to the water profession with a number of awards. WEF recently announced 2019 winners of awards recognizing remarkable research papers. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

Authors to be recognized for papers on refinery wastewater, reclaimed water and more The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2019 WEF Awards recipients for published papers. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognize WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for broad contribution to industrial wastewater management. “Research is vital to the […]

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August 20, 2019

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Water Environment Federation Selects 2019 WEF Fellows For Contributions to Water Profession

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) announced 15 distinguished members as the 2019 class of WEF Fellows, a professional designation that demonstrates outstanding contributions to the water environment profession.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 15 distinguished members as the 2019 WEF Fellows recipients. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession. “These outstanding individuals have made a profound impact on the global water environment, and we are proud to recognize and honor their efforts,” said WEF Executive […]

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August 15, 2019

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Water Utilities Commended for Transformational Activities

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The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and […]

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August 13, 2019

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Water Environment Research Impact Factor Leaps Ahead by 50%

Click here to read the latest issue of <i>Water Environment Research</i>.

Water Environment Research (WER) is among the world’s oldest monthly research journals catering specifically to water-sector professionals. But the journal, produced since 1928 by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), remains dynamic despite its age. In June, Clarivate Analytics (Philadelphia) released annual impact-factor ratings for more than 11,000 journals worldwide, including WER. A journal’s […]

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August 7, 2019

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Water Environment Federation receives Power of A Award for NGICP workforce program

Click here for more information about the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE; Washington, D.C.) Power of A awards.

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program lauded as ‘workforce development tool’  The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has earned a 2019 Power of A Summit Award for its National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), which certifies entry level workers to construct, inspect and maintain green infrastructure.   Given by the American Society of Association Executives, the Power of […]

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August 6, 2019

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Hands-on intro course at Gaston College molds tomorrow’s water professionals

The lectures in Whittemore's Introduction to Biology course are all online. Time in the classroom is spent on hands-on projects, discussions, and cooperative group work, Whittemore described. Gaston College

During their college careers, many students take a single, pivotal class that either cements their interest in a particular field of study—or sends them running in the opposite direction. Susan Whittemore, a science professor at Gaston College (Dallas, N.C.), believes the Introduction to Biology class she has taught at the community college for the past […]

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July 31, 2019

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North Carolina jobs program fills vacancies, forges careers

Charlotte (N.C.) Water has instituted a yearlong utility apprenticeship program with the goal of attracting new talent from the local community. Pictured left to right: Charlotte Water apprenticeship program graduates Desmond McKinnon, Edi Cardoza, and Beanard Odom, II. Photo courtesy of Jackie Jarrell/Charlotte Water.

Charlotte (N.C.) Water has a fresh approach to finding new utility technicians. That approach is a yearlong apprenticeship program offered by the utility trains recruits in a variety of skills — and even guarantees them a job upon completion. The program was created to tackle a high turnover and vacancy rate for the city’s utility […]

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July 24, 2019

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Regulator pens sci-fi murder mystery exploring tensions between engineers and operators

Click here for more information about “A Printer’s Choice” as well as where to purchase a copy. Photo courtesy of Bill Patenaude.

Environmental regulator Bill Patenaude’s commitment to addressing climate change does not stop when he heads home from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), where he assesses the effects of climate change on the state’s wastewater infrastructure. Last year, Patenaude published “A Printer’s Choice,” a science fiction novel set in the year 2088, when […]

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