WEFLEADER - your monthly resource for WEF news...
Current Issue: March 2015
WEF NOMINATING COMMITTEE SEEKS NOMINATIONS
WEF Vice President
WEF Board of Trustees (2 positions)WEF House of Delegates Delegate-at-Large (4 positions)
WEF's mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, Increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. This mission is executed through the dedication and active involvement of WEF members. Join WEF leadership in advancing our mission and vision by nominating WEF members who have distinguished themselves as leaders to the water environment profession. Deadline to submit is April 10, 2015. Click here
to access the criteria and nomination forms.
Registration is now open! WEFMAX 2015 offers an opportunity for WEF volunteers to hold discussions on matters of importance to WEF, the water environment profession, and to our communities. The four topics selected for WEFMAX 2015 are: Membership, Leadership Development, MA Financial Stability, and Student Chapters.
LAST CHANCE - Submit Your WEF Awards Nominations
If you are thinking about submitting a WEF Award nomination, now is the time! The deadline for the 2015 WEF Annual Awards nominations is looming, with the final call for nominations being April 1. Click here for WEF Awards details. Questions? Contact WEF Staff Kelsey Hurst for more information.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS SUPPORT WATER WEEK 2015
At this time, AZ Water, Chesapeake WEA, Florida WEA, Georgia AWP, Kentucky-Tennessee WEA, New England WEA, New York WEA, and the WEA of Texas have signed on as Collaborating Organizations in support to Water Week 2015. Each have numerous things scheduled throughout the week from congressional briefings to meeting with elected officials o discuss water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure issues etc... There is still time to sign on as a Collaborating Organization. If interested, contact Steve Dye.
Provided below is just a taste of what MAs will be doing throughout Water Week.
Chesapeake WEA will be holding its Spring 2015 Stormwater Conference on April 16 in conjunction with, and in celebration of U.S. Water Week. This event will be held in Linthicum, MD with keynote speaker Virginia Kearney, Acting Director, Maryland Water Management Administration. Click here for more information.
Kentucky-Tennessee WEA will have six members in Washington DC to meet with their Congressional Delegations and put real faces to our infrastructure needs. For the past three years, KT/TN WEA has been sending representatives to DC for Water Week and continues to promote water issues within our states through our Government Affairs Committee.
New England WEA will hold its NEWEA Congressional Briefing on April 15 at the Rayburn House Office Building. This is an opportunity to meet with elected officials and discuss water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure issues related to communities in the Northeast. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
New York WEA is teaming up with NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NY Section AWWA, NY Rural Water Association, and other members of the Water and Wastewater Education and Outreach Committee to have a booth for the entire week during Water Week at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, the State Capital for New York. Many WEF public outreach "trinkets" will be given away, while we help to promote public awareness of water quality issues. NYWEA will also hold its Legislative Dialogue on Tuesday May 6, in Albany to discuss infrastructure funding among other topics with Elected Officials. Visit http://nywea.org for more information.
Ohio WEA will send a five member team to Washington D.C. to participate in Water Week visiting as many of Ohio's Senators and sixteen Representatives as possible. OWEA's leaders will work on critical talking points with WEF and NACWA prior to Water Week to convey the message of the need for water infrastructure funding and advocate for financially feasible water environment policies.
WEA of Texas with some NACWA folks will hold a Texas centric Water Week, June 8 - 11. WEAT and TACWA leaders are organizing meetings with their Congress people on Tuesday, June 9, and will carry the same overarching messages of Water Week.
THE VALUE OF WATER: A COMPENDIUM OF ESSAYS BY SMART CEO'S
The Value of Water: features thought-provoking essays by CEO's from Xylem Inc., GE Power & Water, US Water Alliance, CH2M HILL, American Water, National Association of Water Companies, DC Water, Kohler, WEF and others who are at the helm of this evolving business dynamic. They present the narratives that can change our understanding of water's future for business, and shows that business as usual exploitation of our water resources needs to change. These essays will inform your perspectives about water, show that we all need to be stewards of this precious resource and ultimately, change society's thinking about the value of water. Purchase your copy from WEF today!
WEF ADS for MAS
Ready made 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 to further promote training and educational programs to WEF members. Check back periodically as new ads are posted. Check out the new WEFTEC ad and 3 WEFTEC banners!
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