ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 15 distinguished members as the 2020 WEF Fellows recipients. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession.

"WEF salutes these outstanding individuals and the profound impact they have made on the global water environment,” said WEF President Jackie Jarrell. "The accomplishments of the 2020 WEF Fellows are a testament to the remarkable dedication and passion of our members.”

The WEF Fellows Recognition Program underscores WEF’s role as a valuable water quality resource, which is due in large part to the expertise of its diverse membership. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including, but not limited to design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership.

2020 WEF Fellows

•James Burks, Missouri Water Environment Association
•Paul Causey, California Water Environment Association
•Burt Curry, Ohio Water Environment Association
•Dr. Joel Ducoste, North Carolina Water Environment Association
•Dr. Val Frenkel, California Water Environment Association
•Robert Kukenberger, New York Water Environment Association
•Dr. Larry Moore, Clean Water Professionals of Kentucky and Tennessee
•Dr. Jan Oleszkiewicz, Western Canada Water Environment Association
•Dr. Eileen O’Neill, Virginia Water Environment Association
•Michael Pollen, Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association
•Charles Tyler, New England Water Environment Association
•Dr. John Willis, Georgia Association of Water Professionals
•Keith McCormack, Michigan Water Environment Association
•Thomas Meholic, New Jersey Water Environment Association
•Gary Sober, Water Environment Association of Texas

The 2020 WEF Fellows will be recognized on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at the WEF Awards ceremony during WEFTEC Connect. All WEFTEC Connect registrations include access to the WEF Awards and Presidential Ceremony and Celebration! For more information, click here.

For more information about the WEF Fellows program, visit


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