Archive | January, 2020

WEF Joins Utility Leaders in Endorsing New EPA Workforce Grants

January 20, 2020

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U.S. Congress recently appropriated $1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for water sector workforce development programs in FY2020. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) joined a collection of water organizations in endorsing the grant program. Image courtesy of skeeze/Pixabay

As utilities across the U.S. brace for the workforce skills gap anticipated from the water sector’s looming silver tsunami, federal regulators and utility leadership organizations are taking action with a new grant program aimed at attracting new talent to jobs in water. The Water Workforce Infrastructure and Utility Development Grants program was passed by U.S. […]

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From the President: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Workforce Challenges

January 13, 2020

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Working in the water sector, I am constantly learning and being challenged by the people around me. Ours is a profession that, at its core, requires working with others to find solutions that make sense for the future.  I love the spirit of cooperativeness that you can find so often behind the fence of a […]

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Florida Water Environment Association Video Contest Turns High Schoolers into Teachers

January 9, 2020

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The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) is accepting short video submissions for its “Once Upon A Flush” High School Video Contest through Feb. 10, 2020. To win the competition, Florida high school students will need to demonstrate their familiarity with the wastewater treatment process while putting their creativity on display. Image courtesy of FWEA

If you were asked to educate someone about the wastewater treatment process in just 30 seconds or less, what would you say? That is the challenge the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) is posing to the state’s high schoolers. FWEA, a Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Member Association, is calling on young Floridians to create […]

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