January 2019 Digest

January 31, 2019

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Operators Without Borders Makes a Lasting Difference in the Caribbean

When Valerie Jenkinson heard about the devastation in the small Caribbean nation of Dominica after Hurricane Maria, she was not content to just make a donation. She started an organization that will make a much larger and lasting difference: Operators Without Borders.

Rhode Island Wastewater Boot Camp Trains Operators for Professional Growth

When you hear the term boot camp, visions of crawling through mud under barbed wire or climbing up a 6-m (20-ft) wall may come to mind. But wastewater operators in Rhode Island who have been through their version of boot camp, faced very different challenges.

The Wastewater Operator Leadership Boot Camp is offering operators a chance for professional development.

In Memoriam: James (Jim) Miller Contributes 30 Years to Operations Challenge

James “Jim” E. Miller, a member of the Water Environment Federation and Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) since 1977, died May 21, 2018, at the age of 62.

Colleagues relied on Miller not only as a source of knowledge in the water sector, but also as a mentor and proponent for operators.

Students Walk Away from Design Competition with Real-world Skills

At WEFTEC® 2018, teams from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and University of Colorado, Boulder, walked away from the Student Design Competition as winners. The competition, a Water Environmental Federation (Alexandria, VA) Students and Young Professionals Committee program, provides students with real-world design experience.

WEF Marketplace Is Open for Business



Wastewater Treatment Fundamental Fact Sheets Prepare Operators for Certification



EPA Invites 39 Projects To Apply for WIFIA Loans



WEF Studybook Helps Operators Prepare for Collection System Certification



WEF Joins 90 Organizations in Asking Congress To Fund Water Infrastructure



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



Farm Bill Passes Congress



Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Incorporates Integrated Planning Into Legislation



Water Leaders Share Insights in WEF Podcasts



Students Enter State-Level of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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