October 11, 2019

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Historical Fiction Trilogy Explores New York City’s Water System

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Romantic intrigue! Courtroom drama! Chlorinated water! Novelist Elizabeth Camden’s latest trilogy has everything a WEF member might possibly want in a good book — including painstakingly researched details on some of the lesser known aspects of the history of New York City’s water system.   For these novels, she begins by researching controversial, but relatively […]

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October 9, 2019

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WEF and NGICP Partners Accept Power of A Summit Award During ASAE Reception

Accepting the Summit award on behalf of NGICP were (from left) Adriana Caldarelli, Claudio Ternieden, Seth Charde, Dwane Jones, and Renee Kayal. WEF photo.

On Oct. 2, representatives from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), DC Water (Washington, D.C.), and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) received a coveted Power of A Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE; Washington, D.C.). The award recognizes the success of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program […]

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October 4, 2019

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Morrisville College Crash Course Prepares New Yorkers for Operator Certification Exams

Total registration for training programs at Morrisville College’s Environmental Training Center exceeded 600 people this year. The program condenses a robust wastewater-operator training curriculum into just 1-2 weeks. Photo courtesy of Morrisville State College

Located about 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Syracuse, N.Y., Morrisville State College gives students the opportunity to study everything from seahorse conservation to cannabis farming. But the classes that attract the greatest number of students from across the state to the small agricultural and technological college are those taught at its Environmental Training Center […]

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September 25, 2019

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Water Environment Federation Confers 2019 WEF Awards to Outstanding Water Professionals and Organizations

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2019 WEF Awards recipients for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and […]

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September 18, 2019

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WEF and AWWA Launch Redesigned Work for Water Website

The new Work for Water website, developed by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.), offers newcomers to the water industry an array of resources to help streamline the job search process. Click here to visit the site.

To streamline the job-seeking process for newcomers and help spread the word about the benefits of water careers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver, Colo.) partnered to redevelop and relaunch the Work for Water website earlier this summer. The website features an intuitive map that offers state-specific […]

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September 11, 2019

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Water Environment Federation Honors the Public Education Work of Water Professionals, Organizations

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2019 WEF Awards recipients for education. The WEF Education Awards recognize WEF members for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues through the development and execution of academic research, curricula and public education programs. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor […]

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September 5, 2019

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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

Becky Barker, member since 1981, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. Gary Cosby, member since 1976, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. Allen Cox, member since 1984, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. Dennis M. Geran, member since 1977, New England Water Environment Association. James Hailey, member since 1981, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. William Hansard, member since 1984, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment […]

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September 3, 2019

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Maryland Apprenticeship Programs Help Double Number of Job Applicants

Kevin McClanathan (left), chief operator at a water resource recovery facility managed by Washington County Department of Water Quality (DWQ; Williamsport, Md.), stands beside participants in DWQ's Wastewater Apprenticeship Program. Photo courtesy of Katie Yoder/DWQ

With nine water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), eight drinking water treatment facilities, 45 pumping stations, and miles of pipelines to operate and maintain, the Washington County Department of Water Quality (DWQ; Williamsport, Md.) sometimes struggles to find qualified candidates for its many technical jobs.   Since the launch of a new wastewater operator apprenticeship program last […]

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