Sustainability Community of Practice 

The Sustainability Community of Practice is composed of three subgroups, or task forces: Sustainable Utilities Task Force; Energy Coordinating Task Force; and Algae Technologies Task Force.  The CoP takes a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to addressing a sustainable water environment.  They work with WEF’s standing committees and reach outside of WEF’s members to collaborate with other organizations working on the global challenge of sustainability.  The CoP and its task forces are engaged with coordinating sustainability activities within WEF, developing products and services where needed, and managing WEF’s Sustainability Specialty Conference every 18 months. 

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Sustainability CoP Activity Roster 



Ifetayo Venner   2013 - 2016
Arcadis U.S. Inc.
14025 Riveredge Dr., Suite 600
Tampa, FL   33637-2088    
Tel:    813-353-5751
Fax:   813-903-9115



Jim Newton. 2013 - 2016
139 Milford Neck Rd.
Milford, DE 19963-6728
Tel:   302/335-6000
Fax:  302/335-0365


Derek Gardels, 2013 - 2016
1309 S. 169th Ave.
Omaha, NE   68130-1008
Tel:  402/926-7121


Staff Liaison 

Barry Liner
Tel:  703-684-2400 x. 2435
Fax: 703-684-2492