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Operators Without Borders Makes a Lasting Difference in the Caribbean

January 29, 2019

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Operators Without Borders Featured

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. Jenkinson knows the Caribbean area well since she spends about 6 month every […]

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Students Walk Away from Design Competition with Real-world Skills

January 28, 2019

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Pono Hanson, chair of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition Pono Hanson is a project manager at Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) in Alexandria, Va. He has been a member of the Water Environment Federation and Chesapeake Water Environment Association since 2012. He currently serves as a member of the WEF Collection Systems Committee and […]

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

January 18, 2019

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In Memoriam - Jim Miller

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. Miller most recently had worked as a senior water and wastewater specialist and trainer at Wenck Associates Inc. (Maple Plain, Minn.). “Jim had been in the […]

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WEF Commits to Local Stewardship with 2018 Community Service Project

December 27, 2018

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Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Service Project volunteers help create a mural that educates about water. Photo courtesy of Chris Marschinke.

Chris Marschinke, chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee Community Service Project Chris Marschinke, project manager at Trotter and Associates (St. Charles, Ill.), has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) since 2010. He served as the WEFTEC 2018 Service Project chair. He […]

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Students Get Enthusiastic About Water at the 2018 Water Palooza

December 26, 2018

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Carol Martinson, co-chair, Students and Young Professionals Water Palooza subcommittee Carol Martinson is a project engineer for Trihydro Corp. in Laramie, Wyo. She works primarily on the design, construction, and commissioning of industrial water, wastewater, and groundwater remediation treatment systems. Martinson obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in water resources […]

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The Wilfleys: A Family of ‘Water Nerds’ Mixes Business with Pleasure

December 25, 2018

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Wilfley Family Featured

Growing up in Beaumont, Calif., then a relatively small town in the mountains, Bryan Wilfley didn’t expect to pursue a career in the water sector. But he also remembers shadowing his father, Jay Wilfley, who spent 30 years at the small Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District working as an operator, foreman, superintendent, and self-taught engineer. Bryan […]

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New Operations Challenge Teams Travel the Road to WEFTEC 2018

December 21, 2018

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Ops Challenge New Teams Featured

At this year’s Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®), 44 teams of elite wastewater operators met in New Orleans to participate in the 31st-annual Operations Challenge competition. For 11 of those teams, 2018 marked their national-level debut. To help new teams acclimate to the rigorous pace and complexity of Operations […]

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Five Things WEF’s Water Leadership Institute Taught Me

December 19, 2018

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Rahkia Nance Featured

Rahkia Nance, 2018 Water Leadership Institute graduate Rahkia Nance is the digital communications manager for the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.). A former newspaper reporter, Nance has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee) and a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University (Washington, D.C.). When she’s not digitally […]

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