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Current Issue: August 2015
WEF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2015 WEF AWARDS
WEF proudly announces the recipients of the 2015 WEF Awards. The awards will be presented during WEFTEC 2015, WEF's 88th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, this September in Chicago, IL. Click here
for a list of award recipients.
2015 WEF FELLOWS ANNOUNCED
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces twelve distinguished members as the 2015 WEF Fellows recipients. This prestigious designation recognizes members' achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession. Click here for more information about the WEF Fellows Recognition Program and to see the full list of the 2015 recipients.
2016 WEF DUES INCREASE
The WEF Board of Trustees approved a membership dues increase effective January 1, 2016. While the increase is part of an overall plan developed in 2013, the WEF Board deliberated carefully before determining the amount of the dues increase. The decision was influenced by the positive feedback we have received on our recent investments in innovation, in new practice areas, and in increased member and Member Association (MA) services. The Board's goal is to continue to grow services while maintaining a sustainable and nimble business model. WEF's dues continue to be low compared with other national and international associations while still delivering the very best value to water professionals.
Input Process for WEF Budget and Business Planning Expanded
In recent years the WEF Board and staff have been fine-tuning budget and business planning processes to improve connections with critical member and stakeholder groups including the House of Delegates (HOD) and the Committee Leadership Council (CLC). In an effort to continue communicating MA priorities to the WEF Board, the HOD Budget Committee will continue to seek MA feedback and input in the future. To insure that highly meaningful data is obtained, and in view that members are tired of surveys, the plan is to use different approaches in the future such as interactive "focus" groups to gather feedback. Through an interactive process, a more complete understanding of what each program entails can be developed, allowing well informed feedback, without overburdening participants. For more details on the highlights of the investments tied to WEF's Critical Objectives and to customer and stakeholder input...Read More
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