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During a ceremony on Tuesday, October 5, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was passed from President Paul Freedman (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to incoming President Jeanette Brown, Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, Conn.) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.
“I’m assuming the WEF presidency at a very pivotal time in history for the Federation and for all of us as water professionals,” said Brown. “As members of the Water Environment Federation, we are the experts, the ones with the best knowledge to guide policy-makers on the right decisions to protect our water. During my tenure as president, I plan to continue to place WEF and our members in a leadership role in solving the water challenges of this century.”
In addition to President Brown, the 2010-2011 Board of Trustees includes: Immediate Past President Freedman, President-Elect Matt Bond (Kansas City, Mo.), Vice President Cordell Samuels (Pickering, Ontario, Canada), Treasurer Chris Browning (Fulton County, Ga.), Secretary and Executive Director Bill Bertera (Alexandria, Va.), Trustees Paul Bowen (Atlanta, Ga.), Kartik Chandran (New York, N.Y.), Scott Cummings (Atlanta, Ga.), John Hart (Saco, Maine), Deborah Houdeshell (Akron, Ohio), Betty Jordan (Dallas, Tex.), Terry Krause (Chicago, Ill.), Ed McCormick (Oakland, Calif.), Sandra Ralston (Charleston, S.C.), Paul Schuler (Portland, Ore.), Scott Trotter (Saint Charles, Ill.), and Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.).
Check your mailboxes toward the end of the month for your 2010 CWEA Member Value Report. While regulations require that we provide you with the financial information included in the Member Value Report, we also hope you’ll read it to be aware of CWEA’s programs and services so you can take full advantage of them as a member. Share the report with your managers and other water environmental professionals!
Here’s a quick update on the work of CWEA’s Board of Directors on your behalf at its September 15 meeting. The Board continues to carefully monitor early indicators of performance in a tough economy while maximizing member value. The Board is committed to keeping fees affordable while making sure CWEA is sustainable. [Read more]
On October 4, 2010 the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) participated with its summit partners, the Inter-American Association of Environmental and Sanitary Engineers (AIDIS) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in the annual joint technical breakfast at WEFTEC in New Orleans. AAEE President Cecil Lue-Hing welcomed attendees with a brief overview of the Academy. A primary objective of the Academy is to certify environmental engineers in their area of expertise, which include, Air Pollution Control, General Environmental Engineering, Hazardous Waste Management, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Protection, Solid Waste Management, Water Supply/Wastewater Management and most recently Sustainability. Board Certification is the next step beyond Professional Engineering licensure. The Academy also facilitates excellence in the profession by hosting a series of interactive venues centered on significant, complex environmental issues such as this year’s AAEE AIDIS WEF technical session, which provides a forum for renown professionals (Superintendent Becker) to share experiences and technical solutions associated with Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Joe Cavaretta, AAEE Executive Director, then introduced the featured speaker. [Read more]