In continuation of the previous Delegates’ report, let us remind you of WEF’s four core values of service:
This report highlights the Passion service area. WEF would not exist without the passion of its members. By simply reading this article, you are exhibiting passion towards the clean water industry. We want to help you find your passion and help you drive yourself to the next level of personal or professional growth. This desire stems from multiple areas:
WEF/WE&RF LIFT AFFILIATE
CSWEA is continuing to actively pursue membership as a WEF/WE&RF LIFT Affiliate. As a MA LIFT Affiliate, CSWEA will have access to LIFT documents and will serve as a link between the utilities, universities, for LIFT projects to ensure our members are aware of opportunities that work towards our common goals.
Registration has begun for WEFMAX meetings and, as in past years, several members of the CSWEA Executive Committee will be attending these meetings. The meeting locations (schedules) are as follows:
– March 29-31, 2017: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico W&EA)
– April 26-27, 2017: Cincinnati, OH (Host is Ohio WEA)
– May 10-12, 2017: Winnipeg, Manitoba, (Host is Western Canada WEA)
– May 31-June 2, 2017: Austin, TX (Host is WEA of Texas)
Mohammed, Eric, and Doug have registered to attend, respectively, for the Puerto Rico, Ohio, and Texas WEFMAX events. As part of the sessions, we will present a summary of Global Water Stewardship’s ability to enhance Public Communication & Outreach. We look forward to networking with other MAs and interacting with other leaders to enhance our organization. Anyone interested in attending a WEFMAX is strongly encouraged to contact Mohammed Haque.
WEF REPRESENTATIVE @ CSWEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WEF Immediate Past President Paul Bowen will be our special guest for the Annual Conference in May. Paul, who is also the Director of Sustainable Operations for the Coca-Cola Company, attended our 2015 conference as president-elect. Paul would be a great speaker at the conference if space allows. A list of his key topics is available, if not already selected, we should pick a topic that aligns with CSWEA initiatives.
To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.