Grace Woo, WEF Highlights

The international education and outreach program World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources by engaging individuals and groups, such as schools and community organizations, in basic monitoring of local waterbodies. [Read more]

As many of you know by now, the Water Environment Federation (WEF®; Alexandria, Va.) has a new executive director, Jeff Eger. He joins us after working for 16 years as executive director for Sanitation District (SD)-1 in Northern Kentucky.

Jeff has a wide variety of experience spanning all of the areas in which our membership is involved. Some highlights from his tenure at SD-1 include supervision of the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems, responsibility for the development and implementation of a regional stormwater management program to comply with federal regulations, and negotiation of a unique watershed-based consent decree with state and federal officials — as well as initiation of the design and construction of two new regional wastewater treatment plants. [Read more]

The two largest water associations in North America today combined forces for the first time to push for smart approaches to water infrastructure finance and regulation through more than 400 meetings on Capitol Hill.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) brought more than 170 delegates from water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in 49 states and Puerto Rico for the tenth Water Matters! Fly In.

“Assuring reliable and safe water resources and infrastructure must be a top national priority,” said AWWA President Joseph Mantua. “Our water and wastewater systems are critical to the protection of public health and safety, our economy, and the quality of life we enjoy.” [Read more]

Don’t miss the 2011 CWEA Annual Conference in Ontario April 12-15 – it’s only two weeks away.

Click here to download the day-by-day Technical Program Schedule (PDF) >

Earn up to 27 CA Dept. of Public Health contact hours.  There is 1 opening session, 47 Technical Session, 9 pre-conference workshops and 4 technical tours totaling 251.8 hours of education training. Each individual can earn up to 35.2 contact hours. Wednesday, April 13th: 10 technical sessions plus 1 opening session totaling 32.8 contact hours, 1 technical tour totaling 5.1 contact hours. Thursday, April 14th: 19 technical sessions totaling 66 contact hours, 2 technical tours totaling 10.2 Contact hours. Friday, April 15th: 18 technical sessions with 60 contact hours and 1 technical tour with 5.1. Each session approved for .05 SWRCB CEUs.

Wastewater Career Featured on Undercover Boss

Wastewater Career Featured on Undercover Boss

This week, CBS’s UNDERCOVER BOSS featured the boss of Synagro, the nation’s largest wastewater treatment corporation and embarks on its dirtiest operation yet. If you missed it, watch the episode on CBS.

Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies.  While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.