The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District in Central California has taken first place Hach’s nationwide “Big Picture” contest. Treatment plant managers were asked to describe how $40,000 in free Hach instrumentation could help their facility.
Fairfield’s winning entry…
Serving 135,000 customers in central Solano County, California, the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District performs wastewater collection and treatment and water recycling services for Fairfield, Suisun City, and Travis Air Force Base, as well as protects the nation’s largest brackish water marsh, Suisun Marsh.
Learn more at www.promos.hach.com/bigpicture.
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has named CWEA member and volunteer Vijay Kumar as San Francisco Bay Area Manager. In this role, Kumar will lead integration of CH2M HILL operations in the greater bay area consisting of nine counties from Santa Rosa to Monterrey. Congratulations, Vijay!
Open-source reporting system uses Google Earth for faster response times to problems and data-driven decisions
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!