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Wastewater Treatment Fundamental Fact Sheets Prepare Operators for Certification

January 25, 2019

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Operators preparing to take certification exams have new resources at their disposal. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released a new series of peer-reviewed fact sheets that will help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams and qualify for continuing education credits. WEF’s Wastewater Operations Fact Sheets provide summaries of each […]

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WEF Studybook Helps Operators Prepare for Collection System Certification

January 23, 2019

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Wastewater Collection System Studybook Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduced a study resource to help wastewater collection system operators expand their knowledge and prepare to take certification exams. The second edition of the Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification Studybook provides in-depth information on the topics these professionals need to be familiar with and offers more than 500 […]

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Partnership Helps WEF Bring Green Infrastructure Training to Parks Professionals

November 30, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA; Ashburn, Va.) to adapt the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum into a form that can be used to train public land-management professionals throughout the country. In May, NRPA will partner with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to […]

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Book Helps Operators Prepare for Certification Exams

August 22, 2018

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Wastewater treatment Fundamentals I Featured

A new manual provides a hands-on guide for all aspects of liquid treatment. Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I — Liquid Treatment can help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) publication outlines all stages of wastewater treatment. It also describes critical aspects of biological treatment, nutrient […]

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New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors

June 27, 2018

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NEWEA Water Warriors Featured

As a machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price was trained to maintain, operate, and repair nuclear propulsion plants. But after retiring from service in 1999, he found himself working three part-time security jobs to make ends meet. Eventually, Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. This “accidental” discovery made […]

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Water and Energy Meet at UC Irvine

June 21, 2018

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University launches Water-Energy Nexus certificate program Water systems once were built under the assumption that the energy they needed to operate would be cheap and abundant. The design of most energy systems presumed the same about water. Turns out, both are no longer true. Engineers today recognize that water and energy are connected in ways […]

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Green Infrastructure Certification Program Launches Nationally and Welcomes New Director

May 23, 2018

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Adriana Caldarelli Featured

Big changes have been announced for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). The standardized job-training program for professionals working in green infrastructure construction, maintenance, and monitoring is open now nationwide to partners, trainers, sponsors, and hopeful certificants. To coincide with the national launch, Adriana Caldarelli has joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) […]

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Georgia County Develops Specialized Training To Fit Its Utility’s Needs

March 26, 2018

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When it comes to training operators in wastewater treatment, one size does not fit all. Gwinnett County, Ga., figured this out in 2014 when it set a new goal to become a “utility of the future.” This process began with assessing the utility’s status by looking at its existing facilities and treatment processes, such as […]

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