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WEF’s New Online Course Teaches Leadership Skills

March 25, 2019

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Water sector professionals looking to develop leadership skills have a new opportunity. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Integrated Leadership Webcast Series provides these individuals a chance to learn on their own time. The new online course provides access to a series of recorded webcasts used by WEF’s Water Leadership Institute. Participants also can […]

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Examine Leadership Strategies at the Utility Management Conference 2019

February 21, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites water professionals interested in the latest approaches, practices, processes, and research of utility management to attend the Utility Management Conference 2019, held by WEF and the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver). As a leading management conference, attending water sector professionals are able to share their experiences […]

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Rhode Island Wastewater Boot Camp Trains Operators for Professional Growth

January 30, 2019

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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 training operators to […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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Multidisciplinary Degree Helps D.C. Students Enter the Water Sector

July 27, 2018

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Akinleye measures in-stream water quality as part of a program that was established in 2010 to offer an interdisciplinary, advanced degree for those interested in water sector jobs. Photo courtesy of Deksissa.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC; Washington, D.C.) Water Resources Management program is challenging tradition. Students interested in water resources can take part in the university’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to the topic. “[The] traditional approach [to] training in water science and water engineering is not efficient,” said Tolessa Deksissa, director and coordinator of […]

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Share Community Service Stories as Part of the #MyWaterLegacy Challenge

July 24, 2018

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The third phase of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) #MyWaterLegacy challenge began July 1. During the next 3 months, WEF invites water sector professionals to share stories about their efforts to protect and preserve water resources in local communities. Share your acts of community service on social media. Whether it’s building and installing […]

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Use the Water Palooza Toolkit to Educate about Water

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides members with a new tool to spread the word about the value of water. The Water Palooza Toolkit is a collection of simple, hands-on activities that water professionals can take to schools and other venues to educate children about water. The online document provides descriptions of educational, […]

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