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Pacific Northwest CWA 

The Pacific Northwest CWA is proud to use the "we are wef" slide shown at WEFMAX 2015 in rolling out their 2015 Strategic Plan to showcase where they are going and why.  Their Mission is dedicated to preserving and enhancing water resource in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.   



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Chris French has joined WEF as the new Director of Stormwater Programs.  French will use his more than fifteen years of water sector experience to expand this core competency are for WEF and guide the effort so the WEF Stormwater Institute, a recently launched center of excellence that provides national leadership for sustainable stormwater management.  He has an extensive background from both the public and private sectors and will increase the depth of WEF's stormwater focus through member, stakeholder, and practitioner engagement to help identify technical and policy needs as well as develop commensurate programming and products.  Read More...


The Water Leadership Institute program is currently accepting applications up through close of business on January 31, 2016.  The program is aimed at educating, training, and providing opportunities that enable developing and emerging leaders to build strong lasting relationships within the water industry.  This intensive program allows participants the opportunity to engage in management training, and leadership development through a blended learning approach that includes the examination of complex challenges facing the water and wastewater industries and networking with public and private sector practitioners.  Click here for more information or contact WEF Staff Renee Kayal.  


The Utility Management Conference 2016 in San Diego is the place to be for leading utility and consulting staff.  The technical program has been expanded to 36 session running in four concurrent rooms in order to provide utility leaders with the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions you need for effective utility management.  This event will empower attendees, leading the water sector "On the Road to the Utilities of the Future."  For more information, contact WEF Staff Renee Kayal. To register, Read More....

The YP Summit 2016 is held in conjunction with the Utility Management Conference bringing together over 125+ young professionals from across North America.  The one day summit offers a venue filled full of sessions from key leaders in the water/wastewater industry on leadership development, industry related topics, local topics (this year offers a session on California's water / drought/ wet weather challenges, and lots of networking time with peers and key leadership from WEF and AWWA.  For more information contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley. To register, Read More...


The WEF Board of Trustees, WEF House of Delegates, WEF Committee Leadership Council, and WEF Staff wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.  Each year millions of Americans decide to move from the traditional oven roasted turkey to fried turkey.  Clean up can be challenging, especially for those who are attempting to fry for the first time.  Don't let the turkey get the best of you.  There are resource available that provide helpful tips on disposal of cooking oil. is a recycling center search engine to help you locate a local recycle center in your area.



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