Archive | September, 2019

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

September 11, 2019

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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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Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

September 5, 2019

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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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Maryland Apprenticeship Programs Help Double Number of Job Applicants

September 3, 2019

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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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