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WEF Adds Trainer’s Kit to Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Training Series

February 25, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has introduced a new component to its robust set of operator training materials. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals 1 – Liquid Treatment Trainer’s Kit provides a hands-on guide for instructors of wastewater operator training programs. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series is designed to help operators prepare for the first three […]

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WEF Volunteers Invited to 2019 WEFMAX Meetings

February 23, 2019

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The topics of membership, engagement, and workforce development will take center stage at the 2019 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Association Exchange (WEFMAX) meetings. WEF volunteers are invited to attend these meetings to engage in open discussions, share thoughts and ideas, ask questions, and provide solutions. WEF leaders and staff will attend each […]

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King County Enhances Diversity Through Operator in Training Program

February 21, 2019

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King County, Washington is becoming more racially diverse as the growth of Asian-, Latin-, and African-American populations outpaces that of the white population, according to 2018 census data. Recognizing its changing demographics, the county is working to recruit a workforce that is fair and inclusive for all. Two years ago, the county Wastewater Treatment Division […]

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New Operations Challenge Teams Travel the Road to WEFTEC 2018

December 21, 2018

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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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WEF MAs Prepare Members for Future of Stormwater with NGICP Training Licenses

August 21, 2018

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Water professionals who participate in the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) gain the skills needed to design, build, and maintain cutting-edge green stormwater infrastructure. Since its creation in 2016, more than 350 water professionals have received NGICP certifications. As word spreads about the value of this training, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member […]

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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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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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They say that when one door closes, another opens, and Rey Davila is living proof. An unexpected layoff from the City of Dallas’ Transportation Department opened the door to a successful water sector career for him and, eventually, two other relatives – his daughter, Jessica Davila, and nephew, Christian Mendez. Rey had served the city for […]

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Workshop Equips Trainers with National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Skills

February 16, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites training professionals to become National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)-approved. Help meet the certification training needs of NGICP partners and training sites, or develop your own licensed, training program through a Train the Trainer Workshop. The workshop covers a range of topics to prepare individuals to train a new […]

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