Archive | June, 2019

Washington inmates bring drinking water to Ethiopian prisons through one-of-a-kind program

June 17, 2019

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Former California plumbing contractor Andy Pierce (right) is the founder of Project 41, an initiative that enlists Washington-state prison inmates to build water filters for use in water-scarce parts of Africa. Photo courtesy of Project 41.

This story begins with a bicycle-powered swimming pool pump in Haiti and ends with 400 inmates in Washington building water filtration systems for Ethiopian prisons. Many dots must be connected to get from one to the other, and they all pass through a California plumbing contractor named Andy Pierce. From aid worker to entrepreneur Pierce’s […]

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WEF Announces New Executive Director

June 7, 2019

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Marlowe Brings Association Leadership, Engineering Experience as New Executive Director of Water Environment Federation The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce the selection of Walter Marlowe, P.E., CAE as its new Executive Director. Marlowe brings extensive, high-level experience in association leadership and the areas of civil engineering, construction, certification, and science to the […]

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SUNY Ulster’s evening training program designed for new and current water professionals

June 4, 2019

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Conducted on the SUNY Ulster Community College (Stone Ridge, N.Y.) campus, the wastewater operator training program allows students to complete pre-certification training in six months by taking evening classes, Monday through Thursday. Photo courtesy of SUNY Ulster Community College.

A hundred miles north of New York City, not far from the origin of the 107-year-old Catskills Aqueduct that supplies 40% of the Big Apple’s water, a new generation of professionals is being trained to protect the region’s coveted water resources. All are students of SUNY Ulster Community College (Stone Ridge, N.Y.). SUNY Ulster launched […]

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