Apply for one of  over 20 categories for CWEA awards! Each category has been designed to honor exceptional CWEA members and California wastewater professionals, facilities and agencies. The program seeks to recognize outstanding achievements within the wastewater field, improve the professional status of all personnel working in the wastewater industry and related fields and stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment. Most awards are given at the Local Section level; recipients then advance to the State competition.

See an overview of the awards program. Find application forms and instructions.

The three Titanium sponsors for CWEA’s 2011 Annual Conference in Ontario are:

CDM

ehs-inc

Malcolm-Pirnie

Thank you sponsors! While the Titanium slots are sold out, there are a few Diamond level spots left. New this year – Titanium and Diamond level sponsors receive an advertisement inside the conference guide.

To learn more click here to open the 2011 Sponsorship Guide or contact:

Marci Donohoe, CWEA, (510) 382-7800 x120
Gino Rapagna, CH2M Hill, (714) 425-4081

Jeff Eger has been named the new Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Eger comes to WEF from Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Kentucky where he has been serving as Executive Director since 1994. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, maintaining $1 billion in physical assets.

“It is with great excitement that we announce Mr. Eger’s addition to our team,” said WEF President Jeanette Brown. “We are fortunate that someone with Jeff’s leadership, experience and creativity is taking up the torch to represent WEF as it faces the next generation of environmental challenges.” [Read more]

Celebrating the Joy of Science: Imagine and Create

CWEA and WEF will exhibit at the National Science Teachers Association this March in San Francisco. The new WEFTeach module—Stream Assessment:  an active, integrated approach to science learning—will be featured in a workshop.

Find out why over 10,000 teachers gather at this annual event.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) wishes to congratulate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on reaching its 40th anniversary and recognizes the agency’s leadership and support in efforts to protect our nation’s environment and public health. Since 1970, EPA has been working with states, localities, citizens, and private and public entities such as WEF to successfully tackle threats to air quality, waters and land.

The EPA was established on December 2, 1970 in response to growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. This effort was a result of the first Earth Day celebration earlier that year where an estimated 20 million Americans gathered to show the political leadership that there was broad and deep support for the environmental movement. The new agency was tasked with the challenging goal of repairing the damage already done to the environment and to establish guidelines to help Americans in making a cleaner and safer environment. [Read more]