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October 2019 ISSUE

WEF Words on Water #110 - Jackie Jarrell on Priorities as WEF President
Jackie Jarrell is the new President of the Board of Trustees of the Water Environment Federation.  Jackie talks about the value of WEF membership, including how networking and educational opportunitites fueled her professional growth.  Expanding the water workforce, increasing diversity and inclusion and gaining atteniton for operators are mong her priorities for WEF during the upcoming year.  Click here to access the pod cast.

Be a Part pf tje 2020 Midyear Springboard Program
February 5-8, 2020
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio TX
The WEF Young Professionals Midyear Springboard Program was developed to further increase opportunities for Young Professional members to become involved in WEF, with particular emphasis on the integration of YPs into WEF technical committees.  At the Midyear Meeting, YPs will have the opportunity to join committee working sessions and help programming for WEFTEC.  The program will provide sponsorship for selected YPs to attend the meeting covering travel and hotel plus food provided during the meeting events.
Pleasse share this with your young professionals.  Deadline to subnit is November 15, 2019.  Click to Apply to participate | Questions: Contact WEF Staff Megan Livak

MA Pilot Grant Program
WEF will be funding the second year of this grant program, with $100,000 available for Member Associations to apply for.  MAs may apply for one grant per year from 1 Ocvtober through 30 July through an on-line form accessible via the MA Resource Center (a member-only area of wef.org).  The first deadline for this fiscal year is January 15, 2020.  Grants are intended to assist MA's in providing member value locally and to support MA operations, sustainability and growth.  Funds will be awarded on a biannual basis along with updates on remaining fund dollars available for distribution.  Questions: Contact WEF Staff Kelsey Hurst.

Be a Part pf tje 2020 Midyear Springboard Program
February 5-8, 2020
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio TX
The WEF Young Professionals Midyear Springboard Program was developed to further increase opportunities for Young Professional members to become involved in WEF, with particular emphasis on the integration of YPs into WEF technical committees.  At the Midyear Meeting, YPs will have the opportunity to join committee working sessions and help programming for WEFTEC.  The program will provide sponsorship for selected YPs to attend the meeting covering travel and hotel plus food provided during the meeting events.
Pleasse share this with your young professionals.  Deadline to subnit is November 15, 2019.  Click to Apply to participate | Questions: Contact WEF Staff Megan Livak

WEFMAX
WEFMAX is a WEF budgeted annual program offering Member Association (MA) leaders an opportunity to attend one of four meetings each year.  It provides a forum to learn what is new from WEF and provides sessions for ongoing exchange of MA information.  These meetings also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success.  Many Federation and MA programs have found their origins in ideas discussed and presented at these meetings.

Plans are being made for an exciting year in celebrating 46 years of networking and sharing of information for Member Association leaders.  Hotel reservation and WEFMAX meeting registrati8on ius provided below for all four meetings.  Questions: Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.


1) WEFMAX in Jersey City, NJ
Hosted by the New JErsey WEA and New York WEA
Click here to Register for WEFMAX in Jersey City

Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Two Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Reservations:
Call: 1.877.803.7543 | Reserve by: February 24, 2020 | Room Block: WEFMAX
Room Rate: Single/Double $240 | Check-In: 4:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 pm 

2) WEFMAX in Honolulu, HI
Hosted by the Hawaii WEA
Click here to Register for WEFMAX in Honolulu

Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI

Reservations:
Call: 808.955.4811 | Reserve by: March 15, 2020 | Room Bock: WEFMAX
Room Rate: Single/Double $189 | Triple $239 + tax | Check-In: 3:00 pm | Check-Out: 11:00 am

3) WEFMAX in Charleston, SC
Hosted by the WEA of South Carolina
Click here to Register for WEFMAX in Charleston

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC

Reservations:
Call: 1.877.765.2121 | Reserve by: April 12, 2020 | Room BLock: WEFMAX
Room Rate: Single/Double $124 + tax | Check0In: 4:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 pm

4) WEFMAX in Fargo, ND
Hosted by the NOrth Dakota WEA
Click here to Register for WEFMAX

Radisson Hotel Fargo
201 North 5th Street
Fargo, ND

Reservations:
Call: 701.232.7363 | Reserve by: April 27, 2020 | Room Block: WEFMAX 2020
Room Rate: Single/Double $149 + tax | Check-In: 3:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 pm

Want to Increase Engagement with your Member Association's Students and Young Professionals?
Here's short video to get the word out about the programs WEF offers for SYP's and how they can get involved.  The video showcases opportunities for leadershp development, networking, and career byuilding.  Click here to view the video and please share with your SYP audience via social media or your website.

YP Summit 2020
February 24-25, 2020
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Click here to register.

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.

 

 

Past Issues

 

October 2019
WEF Words on Water #110
Be a Part of the 2020 Midyear Springboard Program
Pilot MA Grant Program
WEFMAX 2020
Want to Increase Engagement with your Member Association's Students and YOung Professionals?
YP Summit 2020

July 2019
Webinar: Sharing the Biosolids Story with the Public
WEF Tweeter Chat on Workforce
New Jersey High School Wins SJWP
Update on the Virginia Beach Tragedy
California WEA Announces New Executive Director
Californial WEA Strategic Plan

May 2019
Webinar: Handling Crisis Communication in the Instant Information Age
UNLEASH Seeks Facilitator Position
Join us at WEFTEC for the 2019 Career Fair
Student Scientists Vie for 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Site Selected for he 2019 WEF Community Service Project and Water Palooza
Pacific Northwest CWA Seeks Executive Director Position

April 2019
Webinar: Integrated Planning Amendments to the Clean WAter Act
Registration and Houseing Opens for WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago
WEF Invites you to Submit Award Nominations for 2019
The Why Water's Worth It Children's Book is Now on Sale!
WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program
Support Water-Science Learning Through WEF by Donating to SJWP
WEF Student Design Competition Subnission has gone digital

March 2019
WEFMAX 2019
Registration for EPAs Water Quality Standards Academy Spring Session

January 2019
WEF Opens Search for Executive Director
WEFMAX - Registration is Open
WEF CLC Seeks Members for New Specialty Conference Advisory Panel
2019 YP Summit

November 2018

Webinar: Linking MAs with Important Federal Policies
Webinar: Water's Worth It campaign relaunch and online store
The Water and Wastewater Leadership Center
The LIFT SEE IT Program
WEF Water Leadership Institute
New Jersey WEA on Diversity & Inclusion
Save the Date: Water Week 2019
How to Dispose of Cooking Oil

September 2018

Lips Sync Challenge
WATER'S WORTH IT
Basic 

August 2018
WATER'S WORTH IT
WEF Technical Committee Seeks Authors
Linking MAs with Important Federal Policies and Trends
News from the Michigan WEA

July 2018
WEF Membership Promotional Video
Webinar: #Keep Calm and Communicate
2018 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards
U.S. and Canadian SJWP Winners
Come Make a Difference in New Orleans!

June 2018
Promote the SJWP Competition and your State Winner
Membership Tools & Resources Available for MAs
WEF Receives Gold Award
WEF Volunteer Service Recognition Program
CLC Nominations

May 2018
WEF Seeks Leadership Nominations
Looking for MS4 Permittees
Pennsylvania WEA SYPs launch first PennTec Community Service Project
WEFMAX 2019 - Celebrating 45 years

April 2018
Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program
Student Design Competition 2018
Student Annual Chapter Report
WEF CLC Seeks Nominations

March 2018
2017 WEF Progress Report
U.S. SJWP State Submission Deadline
WEFTEC Operator Ingenuity Contest
WEFMAX 2018

February 2018
#mywaterlegacy Challenge
Water Palooza Toolkit
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program
Fly-In Prep Webcast
WEFMAX 2018
WEF Invites You to Submit Award Nominations

January 2018
Webinar: Community Service Programs at Utilities
Singapore International Water Week 2018
WEA of South Carolina announces new Executive Director
PNCWA Career Center
Lua Line has a New Look

December 2017
Holiday Ideas for Water Pros
WEF Water Leadership Institute
WEF Fellow's Program - Applications being Accepted
YP Summit 2018
WEFMAX 2018
Water Words That Work
WEF Operations Challenge Program Receives an Award
Grow and Sustain Your Membership
WEA of Texas Recieves WEF Public Communication & Outreach Awards 

November 2017
World Toilet Day Resources for Member Associations
Marketing Resources Webcast
WEF's New Podcast - Words on Water
WEF Water Leadership Institute
Ohio WEA Seeks New Executive Administrator
WEA of South Carolina Seeks New Executive Director
SAVE-THE-DATE: Water Week 2018
SAVE-THE-DATE: YP Summit 2018
SJWP

October 2017
The Water Environment Federation Announces its 2017-2018 Board of Trustees
Modernizing North American Water Systems In the Digital Age
WEFTEC Leadership Day Wrap Up
SAVE-THE-DATE | 2018 YP Summit
SAVE-THE-DATE | Water Week 2018 – April 15 - 21, Washington, DC National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo 2018 – April 17 - 18, Washington, DC
Clean Water Song Contest Winner: Christen Wood, Member of the Ohio WEA
2017 WEF Student Design Competition 1st Place Winners:
University of Colorado – Boulder, Member of the Rocky Mountain WEA
University of Guelph, Member of the WEA of Ontario
WEF Outstanding Young Professional Award: Michelle Hatcher

September 2017
WEFTEC Leadership Day
New Pub Resources for MAs
Clean Water Song Contest
Student Design Competition
Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference – Call for Abstracts
WEF Wins Silver in the Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Awards

July 2017
WEFMAX Host 2021-2022
Help us Celebrate 10 years of Community Service at WEFTEC 2017!
2017 Winner of the U.S. SJWP
Social Media Webcast: Show and Tell
Social Media Webcast: Handle with Care
WEFTEC 2017 Membership Recruitment Initiative Webinar