WEFLEADER - your monthly resource for WEF news...
Current Issue: January 2016
Registration is now open! WEFMAX 2016 offers an opportunity for WEF volunteers to hold discussions on matters of importance to WEF, the water environment profession, and to our communities. WEF VIce President Jenny Hartfelder, and the WEF House of Delegates Speaker (Jamie Eichenberger) or Speaker-Elect (Howard Carter) will attend and participate in each meeting. Click on the WEFMAX of choice to find registration and meeting information.
March 9 - 11 Orlando
April 6 - 8 Philadelphia
May 4 - 6 Chicago
May 18 - 20 Vail
APPLICATIONS DUE FEB. 17TH: 2016 SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship will help offset costs for a U.S. utility delegation to attend the 2016 Singapore International Water Week, July 10 - 14, 2016. High-level managers, general managers, and CEO's of U.S. water and wastewater utilities are encouraged to apply by February 17th. Click here for complete details.
WEBINAR FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATION LEADERS
The Importance of Having Financial Policies and Procedures in Place
February 11, 2016 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
As part of the MA Leader Education Training program, Penny Young , WEF CFO and Deputy Executive Director will lead a webinar on February 11, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST on the importance of having financial policies and procedures in place for your association. Policies and procedures, or documentation that outlines the organizational and operational structure of a company, are essential to the health of an association. Well-written policies and procedures bring structure to any business, no matter what the size. By creating policies and procedures, organizaitons "know what the rules are" and how to measure success or failure of an operational process, including succession planning. Having them in place prepares your organization for operational sucfess, looks at risk management, and can ensure the organization is in compliance. This webinar is offered "at no cost".
UTILITY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND YP SUMMIT 2016
The Utility Management Conference 2016 in San Diego is the place to be for leading utility and consulting staff. The technical program has been expanded to 36 session running in four concurrent rooms in order to provide utility leaders with the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions you need for effective utility management. This event will empower attendees, leading the water sector "On the Road to the Utilities of the Future." For more information, contact WEF Staff Renee Kayal. To register, Read More....
The YP Summit 2016 is held in conjunction with the Utility Management Conference bringing together over 125+ young professionals from across North America. The one day summit offers a venue filled full of sessions from key leaders in the water/wastewater industry on leadership development, industry related topics, local topics (this year offers a session on California's water / drought/ wet weather challenges, and lots of networking time with peers and key leadership from WEF and AWWA. For more information contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley. To register, Read More...
WEF INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2016 WEF AWARDS
WEF presents a variety of awards that recognize excellence and achievement in the water environment profession. In 2016, WEF will offer 2 new awards: The Water Heroes and the WEF Project Excellence Awards. The WEF Awards are presented in the categories of Individual Service and Contribution, Education, Organization and Association Recognition, Operational and Design Excellence, and Published Papers.
If you know someone who has made a positive contribution to the water environment, do not let their efforts go unnoticed - submit your nomination to the WEF Awards Department! With over twenty Annual Awards, it is possible for distinguished leaders within the water environment to receive the recognition that they deserve. A quick click will take you to the WEF web page for Awards,with all of the details and forms you will need to nominate your outstanding members. Questions? Contact WEF Staff Kelsey Hurst. Click here for more information.
WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION FELLOWS PROGRAM
The Water Environment Federation is now accepting applications for the 2016 WEF Fellows' candidates. The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievements and impact members have made in the practice areas served by WEF. Contact WEF Staff Kelsey Hurst for more information or call 703.684.2477. The deadline to submit applications and nominations is February 1, 2016.
PROMOTE YOUR MA PROGRAMS
Have news to share? WEFLeader offers a vehicle for MA's to share programs, and exciting news with each other. Let us know what is happening in your world! Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.