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Don’t Miss WEF’s Virtual Career Fair on Jan. 16

December 18, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will host a virtual career fair to connect job seekers and employers in real time. Water sector professionals are invited to attend to find or share career opportunities via computer, tablet, or smartphone. The WEF Career Center sponsors this event. Register now as an individual, employer, or academic […]

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WEF Video Receives Two Gold Awards

July 29, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) video, Invest in the Future: Work in Water, has received two separate gold awards. The double-award-winning video was produced by WEF staff members Lori Harrison and Jon Harrison for the WEFTEC® 2017 Opening General Session. It showcases the essential services that the water sector workforce performs and encourages […]

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Report Showcases Opportunities for Working in Water

July 26, 2018

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As infrastructure ages, there are many employment opportunities to help renew U.S. water systems, according to a report by the Brookings Institute (Washington, D.C.). The report, “Renewing the water workforce: Improving water infrastructure and creating a pipeline to opportunity,” provides an analysis of jobs in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure. […]

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New ‘Words on Water’ Podcasts Cover Infrastructure, Education, and Storms

February 9, 2018

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In new episodes of the ongoing Words on Water podcast series, water leaders discuss topics ranging from infrastructure to education and mentorship to hurricane preparedness. Stream these Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) podcasts online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. Recent episodes feature: Representative Garret Graves (R–La.) talks […]

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WEF Offers Resources for Working in Water

June 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers a series of documents that provide information on water sector careers. Volume 1: Networking offers opportunities The first document in this series covers the benefits of creating a network. It outlines the networking opportunities that WEF and its Member Associations provide, both on a national and local […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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‘What Not To Flush’ Messaging Hits the Streets of California

October 6, 2016

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The Dublin (Calif.) San Ramon Services District’s public education messaging has gone mobile. To spread its messages about items not to be flushed down toilets and the value of water, the district has equipped their vehicles with educational signs. The district’s “What Not To Flush” program asks customers to never flush wipes, diapers, or feminine […]

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Growing the Workforce: Where Are They Now?

July 9, 2014

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From left, former interns and current Groton (Conn.) Water Pollution Control Authority employees Kelsey Reeves and Eric Melanson work on a geothermal heater. Photo courtesy Kevin Cini, chief plant operator for the City of Groton.

Internships translate into jobs and more   Can a water-focused internship or a scholarship steer high school students to successful careers in the water sector? The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) asked some former students who have been there and done just that. High school students transition into water jobs Take Eric Melanson, who […]

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