WEFLEADER - your monthly resource for WEF news...
Current Issue: May 2016
Help Make a Difference in the WEFTEC Host City
The Students & Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) invites you to give back to New Orleans this September. Since 2008, the SYPC has organized a community service project in the WEFTEC host city as a way to improve the local water environment and leave a positive and lasting effect on the community. This year's project, to be held on the grounds of City Hall in New Orleans, will include the construction of bioretention cells and bioswales. These green infrastructure measures will help capture and filter stormwater runoff to alleviate flooding and improve water quality. The project will also help educate the community about water, the environment, and green infrastructure.
How Can You Help?
Donate: Funding for the service project is provided entirely by donations - both monetary and material donations are welcomed. To support the 2016 Community Service project, complete the donation form or contact WEF Staff Caroline Pakenham.
How Can You Volunteer?
Add the "WEF Community Service Project" to your WEFTEC registration. Volunteers spend 4-6 hours doing hands-on service work. Thank you for your generous support!
Dates for WEFMAX 2017 have been set! These meetings provide an opportunity for WEF and Member Associaton (MA) leaders to discuss issues affecting WEF and its MAs and offers an exchange of ideas and experiences at four separate events located across North America. They also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success. WEF has had a record breaking year in WEFMAX 2016 attendance. Check out all the 2016 presentations made by WEF and MAs. Mark your calendars now! Which one will you attend? Questions: Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.
March 29 - 31 Hosted by the Puerto Rico W&EA in San Juan, PR
April 26 - 28 Hosted by the Ohio WEA in Cincinnati, OH
May 10 - 12 Hosted by the Western Canada WEA in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
May 31 - June 2 Hosted by the WEA of Texas in Austin, TX
The Effective Water Professional
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Incorporating The Effective Waster Professional to coursework will provide students and working engineers with the skills they need to lead a team, initiative, or division in the water profession. The material is especially relevant for those targeting work for or already working for consulting engineers, utilities, government or regulatory agencies. The text builds on core technical engineering knowledge to address leadership, communication, financials, governance, and water management tools for meeting the future challenges of the water profession. For more information, please visit Shop/WEF. Contact WEF Staff Jessica Rozek if you have questions about university adoptions and discounts.
New WEF Ads for MAs
WEF currently has a number of new ads posted for MAs to use to include: WEFTEC, SJWP Donate Button, YPS, and various publication advertisements. These ready made full and 1/2 page ads are available 24/7 to MAs. The ad format will allow you to proportionally reduce or enlarge to fit the need. MAs can play a significant role by utilizing these ads in their journals and newsletters to further promote training and educational programs to WEF members. Click here to access these ads and numerous others.
The New England WEA Promotes a New Water Champions Campaign
The New England WEA has a new Public Education campaign called Water for Life. The goal is to create awareness and action around key water industry topics: Health and Safety, Sustainability, and Career Opportunities. Click here for more information on this new initiative that was shared at WEFMAX 2016!
PROMOTE YOUR MA PROGRAMS
Have news to share? WEFLeader offers a vehicle for MA's to share programs, and exciting news with each other. Let us know what is happening in your world! Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.