August 2018 Digest

August 31, 2018

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Now in its 25th Year, Sewer History Exhibit Looks to the Future

Since its start in 1993, the sewer history exhibit has traveled the country, appearing at more than 75 conferences, trade shows, and other sector events. It includes rare wooden, clay, and cast-iron pipes as well as historical documents and sewer artifacts, and continues to evolve.


Service Project Trend Catches On

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities

From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers the perfect opportunity for WEF members to give back. WEF Member Associations are following the trend and hosting annual service projects.


From the President: Valuing Our Operators and Promoting Operator Initiatives

Jenny Hartfelder, WEF President 2017–2018

Before my year as Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) president comes to a close, I want to discuss one segment of our membership that has special meaning to me: our operators. These professionals work on the front-lines of wastewater treatment. WEF has committed to supporting operator initiatives.

 


Serendipity Leads WEF Fellow Sandra Ralston into Water Leadership

Sandra Ralston calls her entry into the water sector “serendipitous.” In 1989, she was hired as regional marketing manager for Greeley and Hansen (Chicago). Her boss encouraged her to join the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), which put Ralston on a path to water leadership and becoming a 2017 WEF Fellow.


WEF MAs Prepare Members for Future of Stormwater with NGICP Training Licenses

Water professionals who participate in the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) gain the skills needed to design, build, and maintain cutting-edge green stormwater infrastructure. As word spreads about the value of this program, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations (MAs) have found new ways to get involved in this first-of-its-kind program.


WEF Staff Pitch In To Improve the Local Community and Environment

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff have been busy making a difference in the community and local environment. During the past several months, volunteers have helped pick up litter, recycle paper, and donate sandwiches to those in need.

2018 Utility of the Future Today Honorees Transform Wastewater Treatment

 

 

Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Book Helps Operators Prepare for Certification Exams

 

 

Support WEF’s Community Service Project

 

 

Sixth Annual Water Palooza Teaches the Value of Water

 

 

Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members

 

 

Water Reuse Showcased at Symposium

 

 

WER Article Explores Benefits of Indirect Potable Reuse

 

 

Explore the Benefits of WEF Membership in New Video

 

 

WEF Podcasts Explore Water in Cities

 

 

Ask Congress To Support Grants for Water Research

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