February 2015 at a Glance

February 28, 2015

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A Marathon a Day Keeps Waterborne Diseases at Bay

Daren Wendell runs across the U.S. to raise money for Ethiopian clean water and sanitation project 

Highlights-Feb2015-1On Jan. 1, Daren Wendell began a journey that’s the culmination of more than 2 years of training and planning. As part of the RunDarenRun campaign, Wendell is running one marathon each day for 100 consecutive days. Funds raised by the campaign will support a Lifewater International (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) project to provide clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education in the Borena region of southeastern Ethiopia.

From the President: Continuous Improvement Drives Success

Highlights-EdMcCormickAny organization’s measure of success lies in how well it accomplishes its mission. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), a global water sector leader, has a mission that includes four key components:

  • connect water professionals,
  • provide a platform for water sector innovation,
  • enrich the expertise of water professionals, and
  • increase the awareness of the impact and value of water.

WEF House of Delegates Workgroups Actively Promote Professional Operators

Highlights-Feb2015-3The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) House of Delegates (HOD) Operator Outreach workgroup was formed in 2010. The workgroup was tasked with collaborating with WEF staff, committees, and Member Associations (MAs) to ensure the success of professional operator initiatives to help MAs attract and retain operators as WEF members.

In Memoriam: Ken Kerri, CWEA Past President and WEF Leader

Highlights-Feb2015-4Kenneth D. Kerri, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1959 and California State University, Sacramento professor, died Dec. 15 at the age of 80. Kerri’s many leadership roles, long list of achievements, and vast volunteer experience in the water sector, earned him the respect and admiration of many.

Infographic by Dow Chemical Shows How Advanced Treatment Technology Combats Water Scarcity, Supports Water Reuse

Highlights-Feb2015-5Global water scarcity and an increasing population worldwide make wastewater treatment and recycling one strategy for economic development. Large volumes of wastewater are generated daily in every community and at water-intensive industrial facilities. As the demand for water grows, so does demand for the treatment and reuse of this water, according to Dow Water and Process Solutions (Edina, Minn.) website.

Collection Systems Taking Center Stage at Collection Systems 2015 Conference



WEF Accepting Award Nominations for 2015



Prepare To Participate in the 2015 National Water Policy Forum and Fly-In



WEF Revamps Buyer’s Guide Platform



WEF Leaders Invited To Attend 2015 WEFMAX Meetings



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF’s National Biosolids Partnership Activities Featured in 2014 Year in Review



WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts Feature Wastewater Treatment Modeling, Preliminary Treatment, and Headworks



WEF, EPA, NRWA, and NACWA Host Webcast on Supplemental Notice for the Proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule


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