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November 2019 ISSUE

Honoring Water Professionals

As part of our ongoing efforts to showcase and celebrate the work of WEF members, Member Associations, and water professionals around the word, we are seeking your help to expand WEF’s photo library to include real professionals making a positive impact on their communities. Our goal is to capture the diversity of people skills, and technologies that represent the realities, challenges, and success of today’s water sector and the future of our water workforce.

Similar to many of you, WEF has bee building a more diverse portfolio through photo/video shoots and stock imagery to help tell the story of water and bring attention to the people behind the profession. You are the WEF in WEF and we believe it is essential to represent our members by incorporating images from your collections into our national and international communications as well as our outreach, educational, and advocacy vehicles and materials.

Specifically, we are seeking photo donations and permission to use well-composed, well-lit, high quality images of technologies that represent the full scope of the treatment process, direct and indirect environmental and community impacts, and the range of skilled workers “in action and on the job” rather than posed.

Please note that this is an ongoing process. However, if possible, we would appreciate receiving submissions by December 31, 2019 so that we may include selections into the 2020 materials that are currently in development.

We appreciate your consideration and hope to hear from you! Please direct your questions and comments to your WEF Association Engagement representative.

WEF will Provide
WEF will provide appropriuate photo credits and access to the complete library for your use to ensure that we are presenting a unified and consisten image.

Complete information is on the MA Resourcenter under Donate Photos.  It includes the Guidelines and Recommendations document and the WEF Authorization Release Form.

Submit photos and documents through a Sharepoint site as follows:

* Go to Sharepoint
* Enter Pasword (WEFMAphotos 20)
* Create a afolder with your Member Association's name
* Upload photo(s)
*Fill out and upload WEF Authorization Release form
*Include a word document with details about the photo

Webinar: Linking Member Associations with Important Federal Policies and Local Trends

December 11, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
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This webinar, presented by the WEF Government Affairs Department and the Government Affairs Committee Member Association Subcommittee, will provide an update on legislative and regulatory issues in Washington. In addition, Member Associations (MAs) will report on regional issues and initiatives with a focus on how they interact with their state legislature and regulatory agencies. This is a quarterly update and each quarter different MAs will provide regional updates.

The WEF Government Affairs Committee tracks legislative and regulatory efforts with respect to water and other environmental issues on the national level, informing members and providing education about our profession to legislators and regulatory officials. The Member Association (MA) Subcommittee is tasked with increasing communication with respect to federal issues and local impacts. The MA Subcommittee also wants to be aware of local issues that may inform other MAs about regulatory trends.


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Past Issues


November 2019
Honoring Water Professionals
Webinar: Linking Member Associations with Important Federal Policies and Local Trends

October 2019
WEF Words on Water #110
Be a Part of the 2020 Midyear Springboard Program
Pilot MA Grant Program
Want to Increase Engagement with your Member Association's Students and Young Professionals?
YP Summit 2020

July 2019
Webinar: Sharing the Biosolids Story with the Public
WEF Tweeter Chat on Workforce
New Jersey High School Wins SJWP
Update on the Virginia Beach Tragedy
California WEA Announces New Executive Director
California WEA Strategic Plan

May 2019
Webinar: Handling Crisis Communication in the Instant Information Age
UNLEASH Seeks Facilitator Position
Join us at WEFTEC for the 2019 Career Fair
Student Scientists Vie for 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Site Selected for he 2019 WEF Community Service Project and Water Palooza
Pacific Northwest CWA Seeks Executive Director Position

April 2019
Webinar: Integrated Planning Amendments to the Clean Water Act
Registration and Houseing Opens for WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago
WEF Invites you to Submit Award Nominations for 2019
The Why Water's Worth It Children's Book is Now on Sale!
WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program
Support Water-Science Learning Through WEF by Donating to SJWP
WEF Student Design Competition Submission has gone digital

March 2019
Registration for EPAs Water Quality Standards Academy Spring Session

January 2019
WEF Opens Search for Executive Director
WEFMAX - Registration is Open
WEF CLC Seeks Members for New Specialty Conference Advisory Panel
2019 YP Summit

November 2018

Webinar: Linking MAs with Important Federal Policies
Webinar: Water's Worth It campaign relaunch and online store
The Water and Wastewater Leadership Center
The LIFT SEE IT Program
WEF Water Leadership Institute
New Jersey WEA on Diversity & Inclusion
Save the Date: Water Week 2019
How to Dispose of Cooking Oil

September 2018

Lip Sync Challenge

August 2018
WEF Technical Committee Seeks Authors
Linking MAs with Important Federal Policies and Trends
News from the Michigan WEA

July 2018
WEF Membership Promotional Video
Webinar: #Keep Calm and Communicate
2018 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards
U.S. and Canadian SJWP Winners
Come Make a Difference in New Orleans!

June 2018
Promote the SJWP Competition and your State Winner
Membership Tools & Resources Available for MAs
WEF Receives Gold Award
WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program
CLC Nominations

May 2018
WEF Seeks Leadership Nominations
Looking for MS4 Permittees
Pennsylvania WEA SYPs launch first PennTec Community Service Project
WEFMAX 2019 - Celebrating 45 years

April 2018
Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program
Student Design Competition 2018
Student Annual Chapter Report
WEF CLC Seeks Nominations

March 2018
2017 WEF Progress Report
U.S. SJWP State Submission Deadline
WEFTEC Operator Ingenuity Contest

February 2018
#mywaterlegacy Challenge
Water Palooza Toolkit
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program
Fly-In Prep Webcast
WEF Invites You to Submit Award Nominations

January 2018
Webinar: Community Service Programs at Utilities
Singapore International Water Week 2018
WEA of South Carolina announces new Executive Director
PNCWA Career Center
Lua Line has a New Look

December 2017
Holiday Ideas for Water Pros
WEF Water Leadership Institute
WEF Fellow's Program - Applications being Accepted
YP Summit 2018
Water Words That Work
WEF Operations Challenge Program Receives an Award
Grow and Sustain Your Membership
WEA of Texas Recieves WEF Public Communication & Outreach Awards 

November 2017
World Toilet Day Resources for Member Associations
Marketing Resources Webcast
WEF's New Podcast - Words on Water
WEF Water Leadership Institute
Ohio WEA Seeks New Executive Administrator
WEA of South Carolina Seeks New Executive Director
SAVE-THE-DATE: Water Week 2018
SAVE-THE-DATE: YP Summit 2018

October 2017
The Water Environment Federation Announces its 2017-2018 Board of Trustees
Modernizing North American Water Systems In the Digital Age
WEFTEC Leadership Day Wrap Up
SAVE-THE-DATE | 2018 YP Summit
SAVE-THE-DATE | Water Week 2018 – April 15 - 21, Washington, DC National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo 2018 – April 17 - 18, Washington, DC
Clean Water Song Contest Winner: Christen Wood, Member of the Ohio WEA
2017 WEF Student Design Competition 1st Place Winners:
University of Colorado – Boulder, Member of the Rocky Mountain WEA
University of Guelph, Member of the WEA of Ontario
WEF Outstanding Young Professional Award: Michelle Hatcher

September 2017
WEFTEC Leadership Day
New Pub Resources for MAs
Clean Water Song Contest
Student Design Competition
Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference – Call for Abstracts
WEF Wins Silver in the Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Awards

July 2017
WEFMAX Host 2021-2022
Help us Celebrate 10 years of Community Service at WEFTEC 2017!
2017 Winner of the U.S. SJWP
Social Media Webcast: Show and Tell
Social Media Webcast: Handle with Care
WEFTEC 2017 Membership Recruitment Initiative Webinar