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Join thousands of water and wastewater professionals Oct. 10 to 14 at the Orange
County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the 82nd annual technical
exhibition and conference, WEFTEC.09, sponsored by the Water Environment
Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.).
Preparing For WEFTEC.09: Are You Ready?
The WEFTEC.08 exhibit hall (above), career fair (bottom left), and
the WEF publications booth (bottom right) can all be found at WEFTEC.09. Photos
courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography. Click for larger images.
From the President: Great Members, Great Water Knowledge, Great Opportunities
Rebecca West, 2008-2009
|As I write my last Highlights column as president of the
Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), I want to first thank you
for the privilege and honor of serving you, the great members of our Federation.
The opportunity to meet, work with, and get to know you and to see your passion
for water and your desire to serve others by protecting their health and
environment has been inspirational and motivating — my thanks to you all!
As we enter the last months of 2009, I encourage you to remain engaged
in the work of the Federation.
Young Scientists Take Sweden by Storm
Each August, Stockholm, Sweden, welcomes a new batch of high school
students from around the world who are taking on some of our toughest water
challenges. From nanomaterials to microbial fuel cells, the issues these young
researchers are exploring are on a par with today’s top scientists — and they
are doing it with an enthusiasm and vigor that only their generation can
WEF Offers New Opportunity for Online Education
The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) now offers an online
opportunity that allows operators and other water professionals to continue
their education or refresh their knowledge through the Distance Learning: Water Quality Training
Meet WEF’s 2009 Interns
The Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) saw the return of some
familiar faces, as well as welcomed new ones, to its summer intern program this
year. WEF hosted six interns in different departments this summer.
WEF's summer interns included, from left, Lauren Allen, Bill
Gibson, Catherine Colliatie, Cal Silcox, and Jordyn Wolfand. Abby Blocker is not
pictured. Click for larger image.
Water For People Names New Chief Executive Officer
Water For People (Denver) has tapped Ned Breslin to serve as chief executive
officer, according to a news release from the nonprofit international
development organization. Breslin has been the acting CEO of the organization
since October 2008.
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