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Rick Warner, a past president of the Water Environment Federation, discusses how during his tenure in WEF leadership he emphasized the concept of partnering for impact, which included the documentary film Brave Blue World as an outcome. 

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This October WEFTEC Connect will begin and end with keynote addresses that will provide inspiration and advice on how you as a water sector professional can adapt and thrive during challenging times.

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Paul Freedman is a past president of the Water Environment Federation and co-founder, president, and CEO of LimnoTech. In this episode Paul talks about using strategic planning to guide WEF through the financial challenges of the 2008 recession and how those lessons can be applied during the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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We want to help share your stories about the helpful, productive, inspiring, and kind actions that you have witnessed. Tell us about those moments where everyday water sector heroes came through and deserve to receive some recognition and gratitude.

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In this episode Dr. Sanderson describes his academic and professional background, and explains his interest in serving as WEF’s Chief Medical Officer and how he will focus on the health and safety of the water workforce. 

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Dr. Sanderson, MD, MPH of Howard University, will guide and assist WEF in providing reliable medical information to wastewater utility managers and workers, as well as conduct research and serve as a spokesperson on medical issues for the sector. The CMO position was created in a collaboration between WEF and global water technology company Xylem, which has provided foundational funding.

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Jeanette Brown is a past president of the Water Environment Federation and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College. In this episode Jeanette discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted personal communication

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Listen as Cordell Samuels, a Past President of the Water Environment Federation and retired Plant Superintendent at the Region of Durham in Ontario, Canada, reflects on his experiences as WEF President and a water professional about dealing with sudden change and the importance of communcation and understanding, especially in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. This podcast is the first of a new series of the Words On Water podcast called Take It From the Top and is hosted by Tom Kunetz.

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As WEF leaders, we promise to continue doing all that we can within our membership and activities to challenge and change systems of inequity that perpetuate racism and bias.

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This fifth installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.

The guests for this discussion included Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner, New York City DEP; Michael Carlin, Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; John McCarthy, President, Arcadis North America; Charlie Hocking, President and CEO, Hazen and Sawyer; Bill Decker, Vice President and General Manager of the Equipment and Services Group, Aqua-Aerobic; and Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations, Blue-White Industries.

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Cherry earned the prize, considered the global water sector’s most prestigious annual recognition, for international leadership on groundwater issues.

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This fourth installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.

The guests for this discussion included Joone Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District; Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Sharon Peters, President, EMA; and Iver Skavdal, Executive General Manager, GHD.

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Enter by July 17 to get the recognition your public or private utility deserves for being a forward-thinking, innovative water utility that provides resilient value-added service to communities, particularly with regard to community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

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On Monday, May 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) sent a...

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This third installment of the Water Environment Federation's Coronavirus Roundtable Discussions brings you discussions with executive leaders from across the water sector examine how this pandemic is affecting operations, business, and people.

The guests for this discussion are Jim D. Herberg, General Manager, Orange County Sanitation District; Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, CEO, Clean Water Services; Dave Dickey, Senior Water and Environment Business Line Executive, AECOM; and Dr. B. Narayanan, President and CEO, Carollo Engineers.

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