The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has named Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, as Editor-in-Chief for its premier international research journal, Water Environment Research (WER). Stenstrom, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will be responsible for the overall editorial direction of the journal, as well as implementing enhancements to attract the highest quality water research from around the world. [Read more]

WEF has released a downloadable coloring book for grades 1 to 3. The fun and educational coloring book, Catch a Ride on the Water Cycle, is now available in Spanish. Enjoy with your favorite future water environment professional!

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The Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) is pleased to announce its 2011 HWEA Annual Conference to be held February 14 to 16, 2011 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We are also currently accepting Abstracts for our Technical Program; interested speakers should download the  “Call For Abstracts” form.

For more information, you can visit the HWEA website at www.hwea.org and click on the “2011 Conference” link

CWEA History Chair and Past President, Michael T. Hogan, will lead the San Diego Water Authority board for the next two years.

Mike Hogan

Mike Hogan

“Over the next two years, the Water Authority will continue to execute its long-term strategy to improve the region’s water supply reliability through diversifying our water supply portfolio and completing major improvements to our region’s water infrastructure,” Hogan said.

“We will also ensure we are accomplishing this mission in as equitable and cost-effective manner as possible by aggressively managing our own costs and those of our largest supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.”

Hogan joined the Water Authority board in 2006. He currently serves as vice chair of the Administrative and Finance committee and is a member of the Engineering and Operations committee and Comprehensive Reliability and Cost Assessment ad hoc committee. He also represents the board on the San Diego Area Wastewater Management District board.
His past appointments include serving on the Legislation, Conservation and Outreach and Imported Water committees.

Hogan has been a board member of the Santa Fe Irrigation District since 2003. He served as general manger of the Encina Wastewater Authority from 1998 to 2009. Throughout his 40-year career, he has actively participated in water environmental organizations and issues, serving as a director and president of the California Water Environment Association and director for the Southern California Alliance of Public Owned Treatment Works. He also served on the San Elijo Joint Powers Authority Citizen Advisory Committee on Water Reclamation and as a San Diego Clean Water Program committee member.

The San Diego County Water Authority’s 36-member board, representing 24 retail member water agencies, meets on the fourth Thursday of each month January through October and on the second Thursday in December at the Water Authority’s office at 4677 Overland Avenue in San Diego. The public may listen to board meetings live at www.sdcwa.org.

The Tri-Counties Section (TCS) holds three training workshops per year and vendor support is the main way it is able to offer such great training at a bargain rate. TCS just tried out a brand new event at its September Workshop called the “Vendor Walk Grand Prize Drawing.” Participating vendors contributed an extra $20 dollars which went toward a grand prize of a flat screen TV (the TCS board voted to match funds up to $300 to ensure that it was a nice TV!)  The workshop attendees were given a list of participating vendors and if they learned from 15 of 20 participating vendors about those vendors’ products and got their signature, then their sheet went in the box for the grand prize drawing.

A survey of the vendors revealed that they thought this was a successful event and it earned an overwhelming thumbs up! More about this event is planned to be published in the E-Bulletin soon. Meanwhile, if you would like to learn more about the TCS Vendor Walk Grand Prize contact TCS President Teresa Kistner at 805-967-4519 ext. 107, or tkistner@goletasanitary.org.