Looking for Excellence in All the Right Places
Posted February 28, 2011
By Jeff Eger, WEF Executive Director
I’ll use my inaugural blog for this truly outstanding organization to share some thoughts about excellence. That’s excellence as I see it--among our dedicated and passionate volunteers, through continued strong partnerships with MA’s and other important water groups, and at WEF, where the professional staff is a treasure chest of talent and knowledge. During my travels, I’ll be tweeting, blogging, and using other media (social and otherwise) to share examples of excellence with the water quality community.
After a successful meeting with WEF and AWWA Leadership in Denver, I flew into Cincinnati for the 199th meeting of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission. As ORSANCO’s immediate past chairman, I’m extremely proud of their work to protect water quality in the Ohio River. In fact, WEF salutes the important work of all such organizations operating in support of a greener, more sustainable water environment.
The Cincinnati, Ohio area was chosen by the Obama Administration to advance and promote technology in the water industry to stimulate economic development, and ORSANCO announced that Executive Director Alan Vicory was selected to chair the newly formed steering committee of the Water Innovation Technology Cluster. Alan is an active WEF leader serving as vice-chair, Regulatory Subcommittee for the Government Affairs Committee and an excellent fit for the assignment.
Speaking of government affairs, I’m very much looking forward to the WEF/AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In in April and hope to see you there for what should be an excellent example of partnerships in action. Meanwhile, I invite readers to share their own examples of excellence in water quality, whether it’s an innovative idea, special accomplishment, milestone or other achievement. Feel free to post your thoughts here or send them to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll try to publicize them in future blogs or other media. There’s a lot of good stuff happening out there, let’s start looking for (and talking) about it.