October 2017 Digest

October 31, 2017

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Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators

Highlights17-Oct1William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future.

This #MyWaterLegacy article showcases the campaign’s new focus on water-sector mentors.

New York Students Win International SJWP

Bacteria detection and filtration systems earn Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe first placeHighlights17-Oct2

Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe dedicated their research to finding a way to protect people around the world from waterborne diseases. Their hard work paid off when they were announced as the international winners of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

Highlights17-Oct3It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) as the 2017-2018 president. This column reaches you after we all return home from an extremely busy week at WEFTEC 2017.

For those unable to join us at WEFTEC or unable to attend the awards ceremony, I want to take this opportunity to share my hopes for WEF for this coming year. This past year, WEF has made great progress toward achieving its mission. I will bring my own passion to help WEF continue this journey. In the next year, I want to focus our efforts on increasing awareness of the value of water.

Introducing the 2017–2018 WEF Board of TrusteesHighlights17-Oct4

During WEFTEC 2017, outgoing Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) President Rick Warner passed the gavel of leadership to Jenny Hartfelder. And those attending the WEFTEC Awards and Presidential Celebration were introduced to the 2017–2018 WEF Board of Trustees.

In Memoriam – Thomas J. Grizzard, “Protector of the Occoquan”

Highlights17-Oct5Many water sector professionals in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. know the name Tom Grizzard. The watershed planning and management professional, who had become known as the “protector of the Occoquan,” died on June 24.

WEF Awards Recognize Contributions to the Water Environment



Pick the Top Ops Challenge Team



Distinguished Members Receive 2017 WEF Fellow Designation



WEF Offers Support and Resources for Hurricane Relief Efforts



Publication Helps in the Design of Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Facilities



Get Inspired with the “Words on Water” Podcast



Organizations Invited To Join the WEF Stormwater Institute



WEFTEC Daily Features Best in Show



Meet WEF’s Newest Life Members



WEF Updates Activated Sludge and Nutrient Removal Publication



WEF Joins in Hosting Briefings on Membrane Technology



WEF Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Proposal

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