July 2014 at a Glance

July 31, 2014

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Growing the Workforce: Where Are They Now?

Internships translate into jobs and more

Highlights2014July1Can a water-focused internship or a scholarship steer high school students to successful careers in the water sector? The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) asked some former students who have been there and done just that.

Highlights2014May4Preventing the Loss of Operators to Environmental Management Positions

When we have operators trained as technologists in our water resource recovery facilities, how will we not lose them to environmental management positions?


Raj Bhattarai and Ana Peña-Tijerina Speak About Nutrients at WEFTEC 2014

Highlights2014July3On Oct. 1, two water-sector leaders will take the podium during WEFTEC® 2014 Technical Session 521 to discuss numeric nutrient criteria and an implementation plan.

Raj Bhattarai, manager of the Environmental and Regulatory Services Division for the Austin (Texas) Water Utility, and Ana Peña-Tijerina, process engineer for Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility (Fort Worth, Texas), will give a joint presentation during the session titled “Recent Developments in Numeric Nutrient Criteria.”

Leaders Learn Valuable Lessons During Singapore International Water Week

WEF contributes to scholarships for international water-sector education 

Highlights2014July4Water-sector leaders received a unique opportunity to participate in Singapore International Water Week and gain an international perspective on how to ensure a continual supply of safe and reliable water in the future.

WEF Staff Share the Value of Water Message with Local Students

Highlights2014July5Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members took time to spread the message of the value of water and to educate about wastewater treatment. On June 10, WEF welcomed 75 middle-school students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Alexandria, Va.) to its headquarters as part of the service project “Operation H2O,” organized by the staff volunteer group, WEF Eco.

Second Time’s the Charm for 2014 U.S. SJWP Winner

Deepika Kurup comes back to place first at national competition

Highlights2014July6Deepika Kurup may only be a sophomore at Nashua (N.H.) High School South but she already has an impressive track record for research. In 2013, Kurup was runner-up in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). For the 2014 competition, she continued working on her project and it paid off.

Earn a WEFTEC 2014 Registration Discount by Inviting Colleagues





WEFTEC 2014 Conference Announcement Is Available



Submit an Abstract to the Water and Energy 2015 Conference



WEFTEC Ranks Among the Fastest-Growing U.S. Trade Shows



WERF and WEF Give Briefing on LIFT Program and Energy‒Nitrogen Nexus



WEF and WERF Release New Book on Desalination Engineering



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Webcasts Cover Sustainability, Process Control, Force Mains, Watershed Modeling



WEF, AWWA, and AMWA Urge Congress to Fully Fund SRF, WIFIA Pilots



WEF and IWA Pledge Mutual Support and Continued Collaboration


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