February 2017 Digest

February 28, 2017

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Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

HighlightsFeb1Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Came ron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project.

My Water Legacy: A Match Made in Wastewater Heaven

WEF inspires a love connection

HighlightsFeb2It’s one of those fairy-tale romances you thought only happened in movies.

Chris Wilson and Lauren Zuravnsky first crossed paths in 2005 while participating in the Virginia Water Environment Association Student Design Competition.

From the President: Setting and Surpassing Goals in the New Year

Highlights-PresidentRickWarnerWater Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have built an extremely successful organization with a bold, aspirational strategic plan that sets clear and attainable goals.

Our incredible volunteers, WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill, and more than 100 professional WEF staff are developing exceptional programs and networking opportunities for us to enjoy in 2017.

Kirkwood Community College Offers Professional Development for Operators


If you are licensed as a water or wastewater operator in the State of Iowa — or would like to be —  the Environmental Training Center at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids) could be your one-stop shop for professional development.

2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

HighlightsFeb5Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016.

Residuals and Biosolids Conference Shares the Latest in Solids Management



Growing a Green Workforce: NGICP Issues First Certifications



WEF Website Sports a New Look and Improved Functionality



Submit Nominations for 2017 WEF Excellence Awards



WEF Offers MOP 11 Information by Topic Area



Apply for the WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Leaders Learn and Network at WEFMAX 2017 Events



Biosolids, Nutrients, Coliform, and Disinfection Covered in March WEF Webcasts



WEF Members Collaborate on Documents in WEFCOM

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