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The Water Leadership Institute program is aimed at educating, training, and providing opportunities that enable developing and emerging leaders to build strong lasting relationships within the water industry.

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Nov. 14, 2018 - Nathan Coey, utility manager for the City of Wooster and 2018 Water Leadership Institute graduate, blogs about the WLI experience.

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Nov 6. 2018 — In this episode Marleah LaBelle, project manager with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, discusses the challenges with drinking water and sanitation in Alaska Native villages, which includes about 3,000 households with no service. LaBelle describes the central place of water in the Alaska Native culture, including for subsistence living, and an initiative to use art to strengthen awareness of water issues.

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Founded in 1927, the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) has 900 members from Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Since 2015, the CWEA has  partnered with the city of Baltimore creating the YH2O Program which mentors young adults for careers in the water sector.  To date, 41 participants have completed the program and are employed in the water sector in Baltimore.

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Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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Now accepting submissions for Abstracts, Workshops, and Session Proposals. Submission Deadline: Dec. 10, 2018.

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals is a cutting-edge training resource designed to educate current and future generations of water-quality professionals.

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The mission of YP Connections is to connect Students and Young Professionals through sharing information and experiences related to involvement in WEF and Member Associations, professional development and leadership opportunities.

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Treatment Intensification for Resource Recovery: Advances in Granules and Membrane Bioreactor Technologies

  • This is a joint webcast with the Water Research Foundation. Speakers: H. David Stensel and Mari Winkler, University of Washington Chul Park, University of Massachusetts Steven J. Skerlos, University of Michigan Christine Radke (moderator), Water Research Foundation There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. The PDH instructions will be sent to all attendees 24 hours after the webcast has ended.