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May 12, 2021 Megan Yoo-Schneider is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Water District of Orange County and President of Seven Management and Consulting. Donnell Duncan is an Associate Vice President at Arcadis. In this episode Megan and Donnell discuss the efforts by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to address diversity…
 
After this last season, everyone could use a little bit of REST! But, do you really know how to rest? This new series will help you find rhythms of deep rest, teach you how to release grief and un-forgiveness, and how to respond to Jesus’ invitation to come find rest in him. Watch the message at canyonridge.org/watch!…
 
In this season of “coming out of quarantine,” people are rediscovering connection with friends, neighbors, in-person school and work. Relationships of all sorts are coming back into our worlds quickly. At the same time, we are learning and exploring how to bring more and more meaning into existing relational networks, prioritizing the equipping of …
 
Erin Zaske is Chief Development Officer for Aqualis. In this episode Erin discusses the history and importance of stormwater regulations, as well as the drivers of recent changes. She also explains how aging systems and climate change have created an urgent need to invest in stormwater infrastructure. Erin talks about ways that municipalities and b…
 
In this season of “coming out of quarantine,” people are rediscovering connection with friends, neighbors, in-person school and work. Relationships of all sorts are coming back into our worlds quickly. At the same time, we are learning and exploring how to bring more and more meaning into existing relational networks, prioritizing the equipping of …
 
In this season of “coming out of quarantine,” people are rediscovering connection with friends, neighbors, in-person school and work. Relationships of all sorts are coming back into our worlds quickly. At the same time, we are learning and exploring how to bring more and more meaning into existing relational networks, prioritizing the equipping of …
 
April 19, 2021 Jamie Eichenberger is the President-Elect of the Water Environment Federation and an Associate Vice President at HDR. In this episode Jamie explains how without significant funding increases for water infrastructure, there will be long-term harm to public health, environmental protection, social equity, and economic growth in communi…
 
April 15, 2021 Amy Kirby is the National Wastewater Surveillance System Lead for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Andrew Sanderson is the Chief Medical Officer for the Water Environment Federation (WEF). In this episode they discuss how CDC has selected WEF to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide n…
 
In this season of “coming out of quarantine,” people are rediscovering connection with friends, neighbors, in-person school and work. Relationships of all sorts are coming back into our worlds quickly. At the same time, we are learning and exploring how to bring more and more meaning into existing relational networks, prioritizing the equipping of …
 
What do you do with Easter? Run to tell. Run to look. Resurrection is what we celebrate this weekend in particular, but resurrection is the reality of our lives as people who follow Jesus! Let's celebrate the hope of new life we have in and because of Jesus! Watch the full experience at canyonridge.org/watch!…
 
April 5, 2021 Chris Hunniford is Chief Operating Officer of V&A Consulting Engineers and Mark Perkins is President and Owner of Perkins Engineering Consultants. In this episode Chris and Mark discuss a variety of trends in odors including challenges with getting new facilities permitted, the patchwork of regulations across the country, and the cont…
 
March 25, 2021 Kevin Davis is the Chief Technology Officer at Middlesex County Utilities Authority in New Jersey. In this episode Kevin discusses his reaction to the recent hack at a Florida utility. He talks about his utility’s overall approach to cybersecurity, the challenges from the size and diversity of a large utility, and approaching cyberse…
 
We all want a great life with great people. AND we all want to make a difference in the world around us. Jesus made a way for these dreams to be reality. Everywhere people join him, life breaks in. He invites us all to enjoy him… and to join him and his people in bringing life to everyone we know and love, so they can bring life to everyone they kn…
 
March 22, 2021 Joakim Harlin is a former UN-Water Vice Chair and currently the Chief of UNEP’s Freshwater Unit, and Kilian Christ is Associate Programme Management Officer in UNEP’s Freshwater Ecosystems Unit. In this episode released on World Water Day, Joakim and Kilian discuss the work of UN Water, the role of partners, and why WEF is now a memb…
 
March 17, 2021 Mark Doneux is Administrator of the Capitol Region Watershed District in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Capitol Region Watershed District was the overall winner of WEF’s Phase II MS4 Award in 2020 in part for its portfolio of projects that include opening an office facility that features a rainwater reuse system, a new outreach program t…
 
March 15, 2021 Joanne Carpenter is Director of Research and Development for CHEMetrics and Kati Bell is Director of Water Strategy for Brown and Caldwell. In this episode they discuss the increased viability of peracetic acid for disinfection at water resource recovery facilities and its position as an alternative to chlorine and UV. Joanne and Kat…
 
We all want a great life with great people. AND we all want to make a difference in the world around us. Jesus made a way for these dreams to be reality. Everywhere people join him, life breaks in. He invites us all to enjoy him… and to join him and his people in bringing life to everyone we know and love, so they can bring life to everyone they kn…
 
March 10, 2021 Diane Grossenheider is Project Manager with Black & Veatch and Jen Welsch is Principal Engineer with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. In this episode Diane and Jen discuss the rapid expansion of tools for using data to proactively manage collection systems, including smart sewers, real-time controls, and GIS software. They …
 
We all want a great life with great people. AND we all want to make a difference in the world around us. Jesus made a way for these dreams to be reality. Everywhere people join him, life breaks in. He invites us all to enjoy him… and to join him and his people in bringing life to everyone we know and love, so they can bring life to everyone they kn…
 
March 8, 2021 Rebecca West is President of RFW Consulting Services and a Past-President of the Water Environment Federation. In this episode Rebecca shares her perspectives on leadership, dealing with adversity, and adapting. She draws from her experiences in the water sector, volunteering overseas, serving on the WEF Board during the 2008 economic…
 
March 1, 2021 Jackie O’Brien is the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a nonprofit recognized as a Charity of Choice by the Water Environment Federation. In this episode Jackie explains how EWB and its 10,000 volunteers work in communities around the world to help provide basic human services including water. She talks abou…
 
We all want a great life with great people. AND we all want to make a difference in the world around us. Jesus made a way for these dreams to be reality. Everywhere people join him, life breaks in. He invites us all to enjoy him… and to join him and his people in bringing life to everyone we know and love, so they can bring life to everyone they kn…
 
February 23, 2021 Camille Sanders is Membership Director for the Water Environment Federation. In this episode Camille discusses WEF’s revamped Career Center that offers robust opportunities and tools for both job seekers and employers in the water sector. Job seekers can search for available opportunities by job type, industry, and state, receive …
 
February 16, 2021 Maile Lono-Batura is the new Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs for the Water Environment Federation. In this episode Maile talks about her background and experiences serving as Executive Director of Northwest Biosolids for 22 years. She discusses her new responsibilities and focus in leading biosolids programs for WEF, in…
 
January 26, 2020 Matt Bond is Past-President of the Water Environment Federation and Deputy Director for Engineering at KC Water. In this episode Matt discusses the challenges and opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, including keeping capital improvement projects on track, navigating the financial crunch to utility revenue and affordabili…
 
January 21, 2021 Jaime Eichenberger is the President-elect of the Water Environment Federation and an Associate Vice President at HDR and Sarah Reeves is vice-chair of the WEF scholarship subcommittee and a Vice President at Brown and Caldwell. In this episode Jaime and Sarah discuss WEF’s new scholarships for water and wastewater operators pursuin…
 
January 11, 2021 WEF’s Student Design Competition promotes real-world experience for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in water/wastewater engineering and sciences. Individuals or teams of students are challenged to prepare a design to help solve a local water quality issue. Teams evaluate alternatives, perform calculations…
 
January 5, 2020 Steve Dye is Legislative Affairs Director for the Water Environment Federation and Jason Myers is a Partner with Barnes & Thornburg. In this episode Steve discusses how the recent coronavirus relief package passed by Congress impacts the water sector, including the $638 million it provides for a new program that will help low-income…
 
December 14, 2020 Janine Burke-Wells is Executive Director of the North East Biosolids & Residuals Association, Eric Spargimino is an Environmental Engineer and Project Manager at CDM Smith, and Chris Wilson is Chief of Processing Engineering and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District. In this episode they discuss how state limits on PFAS ca…
 
November 16, 2020 Lynn Broaddus is the new President of the Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation and the President of Broadview Collaborative. In this episode Lynn discusses her background in water, which includes experience as the Executive Director of Milwaukee Riverkeeper and as Director of the Environment Program at the Johnso…
 
November 10, 2020 Moriah Brown, Nadine Robertson, and Kayson Smith-Bejgrowicz are participants in the Water Environment Federation’s InFLOW program, which stands for Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water and identifies promising students from underrepresented minority groups who are interested in professional careers in the water ind…
 
October 29, 2020 Amy Corriveau is a Vice President and Director of Digital Solutions at CDM Smith. In this episode Amy discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in digital water and reshaped trends and tools in the field. She explains how utilities benefited by having digital water solutions in place before the pandemic and ways…
 
October 20, 2020 Claus Homann is Chief Operating Officer for Aarhus Vand in Denmark and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation. In this episode Claus talks about the central place of water in the city of Aarhus and how that has resulted in clean water, a higher quality of life, and economic benefits. He explains…
 
October 1, 2020 Frank Houston is Senior Regional Manager for the Eastern U.S. for DN Tanks and Alan Parent is Director of Business Development and Laura Simmers is Preconstruction Coordinator for PC Construction. In this episode Frank, Alan, and Laura talk about a $271 million bio-energy project at a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s facili…
 
September 30, 2020 Martin Bureau is the Vice President of Innovation at Logistec Environmental. In this episode Martin discusses the problem of PFAS in water and the environment and the challenges facilities face in treatment. He shares the latest developments in PFAS solutions and the importance to calibrate the solutions based on the nature and s…
 
September 30, 2020 Erin Rothman is the CEO of StormSensor. In this episode Erin discusses how cities are increasingly interested in using networks of sensors and cloud-based software for real-time monitoring of stormwater systems. She explains how sensors can also be used for a variety of purposes including evaluating green infrastructure and study…
 
September 29, 2020 Kevin Marsh is the President of FlowWorks. In this episode Kevin discusses the increasingly popular practice of wastewater epidemiology in identifying coronavirus in communities and on college campuses. He explains that to accurately measure the presence of the virus wastewater flow data must be normalized for inflow and infiltra…
 
September 29, 2020 Steve Myers and Melody White are Application Development Managers at Hach. In this episode Steve and Melody talk about the increasing momentum in the sector for water reuse and nutrient recovery. They discuss how regional differences in water and regulations require different solutions for resource recovery and the technology and…
 
September 28, 2020 Sam Utley is Senior Manager for the Software Sales Engineering Team at Hach. In this episode Sam discusses the challenges water resource recovery facilities face in data, instrument, and process management. He explains how new solutions allow users to analyze and act on data, accurately ensure instruments are functioning, and aut…
 
September 28, 2020 Hossein Zarrin is Head of Water and Tim Mollart is Principal Application Engineer at Element Six. In this episode Hossein and Tim explain how synthetic diamonds can be used in industrial water treatment, particularly to target certain difficult pollutants. They also discuss the advantages of using synthetic diamonds and why more …
 
September 25, 2020 Onder Caliskaner is Founder of Caliskaner Water Technologies. In this episode Onder explains the process and purpose of carbon re-direction at water resource recovery facilities and the current trends in the sector. He also talks about the practice and benefits of cellulose recovery from wastewater. WEFTEC Connect will explore th…
 
September 21, 2020 Cathy Bailey is the Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Randy Hayman is the Commissioner and CEO of the Philadelphia Water Department, and Tony Parrott is CEO of Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District. In this episode they talk candidly about their experiences as Black Americans working in t…
 
September 14, 2020 In this episode WEF staff provide a preview of WEFTEC Connect, the fully virtual event and online learning platform that offers attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences. They explain how WEFTEC Connect is more than another webinar or virtual meeting – it is a dynamic, immersive learning a…
 
September 9, 2020 Chris Wilson is the Chief of Process Engineering and Research at Hampton Roads Sanitation District. In this episode Chris discusses how his utility is like many others in trying to understand how to treat certain contaminants like PFAS, develop effective tools for doing so, and determine which ones to apply for what end purpose. H…
 
September 2, 2020 Katie Henderson is Senior Program Manager for the Value of Water Campaign. In this episode Katie discusses a new report on the Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure. She outlines the report’s findings on the U.S. water infrastructure investment gap, the costs of failing to address that gap, and the economic benefi…
 
August 31, 2020 Lucy Pugh is a Vice President and Industrial Water and Wastewater Technical Practice Director at AECOM. In this episode Lucy discusses water reuse challenges in the food and beverage industry and how its wastewater processes differ from municipal treatment. She also talks about technologies used in food and beverage can be transferr…
 
August 24, 2020 Erin Zaske is Chief Development Officer for AQUALIS. In this episode Erin talks about how hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather pose threats to stormwater assets of utilities and property owners. She explains the need to prepare in advance, remotely monitor during a storm, and evaluate impacts afterward. Erin also di…
 
August 13, 2020 Art Umble is Senior Vice President of Global Wastewater Treatment Sector Leader at Stantec and Chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Blue-Ribbon Panel on Biological Hazards and Precautions for Wastewater Workers. In this episode Art discusses the panel’s conclusions that occupational risk of infection is low, standard wastewat…
 
August 5, 2020 Jackie Jarrell is the President of the Water Environment Federation and Interim Deputy Director at Charlotte Water, Nikita Lingenfelter is Speaker-Elect of the WEF House of Delegates and an Engineer with the State of Nevada Department of Environmental Protection, and Stephen Sanders is Director and Head Trainer at The Environmental T…
 
July 29, 2020 Rick Warner is a Past-President of the Water Environment Federation and President of Warner and Associates LLC. In this episode Rick discusses how during his tenure in WEF leadership he emphasized the concept of partnering for impact, which included the documentary film Brave Blue World as an outcome. He talks about the many synergies…
 
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