WEF Publishes Guide to Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Young Professionals

WEF Book-The Effective Water Professional

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes that the water profession is entering a new era with new challenges. In response, WEF has published The Effective Water Professional, a textbook for the next generation of graduate students and young water professionals.

While technical skills are vital to career success, addressing the new era’s challenges increasingly will rely on nontechnical skills.

With a focus on leadership, communication, management, finance, and governance, The Effective Water Professional helps readers develop the broad portfolio of skills needed to become successful team members, managers, and leaders. The textbook is based on case studies and experiences in the four decades since the passage of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. It includes insights and proven techniques from water sector leaders, as well as prompts for discussion.

Learn more about the textbook at WEFTEC® 2015, on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Learning Lounge. Richard Kuchenrither, one of the book’s authors, will discuss the importance of integrating these skills into water education and how young professionals charting their career paths can use the textbook.

Members can purchase the textbook for $124 ($155 for nonmembers) in the WEF Online Store. WEF members can purchase the print-version of the textbook online and receive the e-book-version free.

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