Funds to provide up to $5,000 for education and training
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for water and wastewater operators pursuing education and/or training, and for individuals pursuing certification to enter the water sector. The scholarship will reimburse expenses up to $5,000 (USD) and is available to WEF members seeking an entry level operator’s license or experienced operators seeking professional development in the following areas:
• Municipal and industrial treatment
• Collection and distribution
“Expanding opportunities to enter and advance in the water sector is a key part of WEF’s commitment to cultivating a sustainable operator workforce,” said WEF President Lynn Broaddus. “We are proud to assist water professionals seeking training and certification and look forward to seeing the impact of this new scholarship program.”
The scholarship application deadline is April 1. For more information and to apply, click here.
Nomination Period Opens for WEF Awards
WEF is now accepting nominations for the 2021 WEF Awards. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future through involvement with water professionals and education. Recipients are nominated by their peers and recognized each year for a variety of achievements within the following categories:
• Individual service and contribution
• Organization and association recognition
• Operational and design excellence
• Published papers
The 2021 recipients will be announced in late summer and recognized during a ceremony at WEFTEC 2021, WEF’s 93rd annual technical exhibition and conference, October 16-20 in Chicago, IL. Nominations will be accepted through April 1. For more details about the awards program, individual award descriptions and the nomination process, please visit www.wef.org/awards.