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🎧 In Words on Water podcast episode no. 110, new WEF Board of Trustees President Jackie Jarrell talks about the value of WEF membership, including how networking and educational opportunities fueled her professional growth. She adds that expanding the water workforce, increasing diversity and inclusion, and gaining attention for operators are among her priorities for WEF during the upcoming year.

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Newly-revamped is a valuable resource for job seekers, students and veterans interested in pursuing or advancing careers in the water sector.

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Share your expertise at the highly regarded and most rigorously reviewed technical conference in the water quality, wastewater, and stormwater sectors. Submission deadline: Dec. 2.

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Earn your Green Infrastructure Practitioner (GIP) Certification through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. Find a training event in your area.

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Download a complimentary copy of Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals, Chapters 1-10 Fact Sheets are now available in Spanish!


Descarga una copia gratuita de Fundamentos del tratamiento de aguas residuales. Las fichas técnicas de los capítulos 1-10 ya están disponibles en español.

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New FREE campaign resources have been added to the online toolkit! Fact sheets, ads, and social media graphics are now available in Spanish and French along with new Teacher Resources for the Why Water’s Worth It children’s book. Spread the word. WATER’S WORTH IT! 

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The Stormwater Currency is a collaboration of experts from American Rivers, Corona Environmental Consulting and WEF. Our team is dedicated to helping local leaders advance green infrastructure solutions through market-based incentives and other approaches that leverage the multiple benefits green infrastructure provides.

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 The forward-thinking initiatives of 43 water utilities are being recognized as they reimagine partnering and engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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Creating the Water Workforce of the Future

  • Please join EPA and other partners to hear how one utility, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District in Virginia, is working with the Hampton Roads Public Works Academy to help build a pipeline of diverse and motivated staff in many parts of the organization.