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Calendar Photo Submissions—Who's Will Be Included?

These are looking pretty good...we need your entries too!

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PNCWA Seeks Leadership Nominations

Nominations are open through Aug 3, 2018.

Be one of the volunteer Board of Directors who lead and govern PNCWA.
PNCWA Vice President
PNCWA Secretary

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WEF Disinfection and Reuse Symposium Portland July 29-31

 

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2018 Oregon Operators Conference Early Bird Registration Ends July 26

Oregon Operators Conference Aug 14-16 Canyonville OR

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:00 PM PDT

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Leadership Development Webinar Wraps up Series

PNCWA Webinar: Leadership Development—Find The Leader Within You Webinar #3,
July 9, 11:00 AM Pacific
Leadership Development—Find The Leader Within You Webinar #3: In the third and final webinar in the leadership certificate program, we will examine practices 4 and 5 of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. Amy Dammarell will present Practice 4, “Enabling Others to Act” and Michael Comeskey will present Practice 5, “Encourage the Heart”.
The webinar is no cost for individuals who attended a Leadership Workshop at a PNCWA annual conference, all PNCWA members, all PNCWA section members, and all WEF-UPP organization employees.

.1 CEUs requested
1 PDHs available.
The webinars are based on “The Leadership Challenge”, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.
  • The webinar series covers the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® as outlined in the book.  Webinar #1 examined the first practice, “Model the Way”.  Webinar #2 looked at “Inspire a Shared Vision”, the second practice, and “Challenge the Process”, the third practice.  Webinar #3 will review the fourth and fifth practices, “Enable Others to Act” and “Encourage the Heart”.
  • The Leadership Development Committee’s purpose is to “increase the quality and supply of leaders in the Association, our utilities and businesses, and in our larger community.  The LDC looks for opportunities to help leaders develop and provide lessons-learned and best practices specific to our industry.

First Entry from the Call for Photos for the Calendar Is In!



Pictured are Jeremy Morris (L) and Joe Miller (R) from the City of Washougal along with a 13ft, 200lb root from a nearby street-tree removed from a manhole at Washougal River Road & A Street in Washougal, WA. The root was discovered during a routine manhole inspection. Staff credited for removal are: Wastewater Collections Lead, Joe Miller, Wastewater Collections Staff, Jeremy Morris and WWTP Lead, Trever Munsch.
Photo Requirements: 
  • The types of photos we are looking for include PNW water professionals in the office or in the field, PNW water professionals participating in water-related community programs, wastewater facilities, pump/lift stations, stormwater infrastructure, collection systems, etc. Be creative, be silly, be yourself. This calendar is intended to be a celebration of our industry and the work we all do as professionals protecting our most important resource: water! 
  • The photo must show water quality infrastructure and/or people from the Pacific Northwest
  • Also, the photo must be owned with no copyrights attached or where permission can be granted to PNCWA.
  • The photo must be digital and a printable quality of at least 300 dpi.
How to Submit:  
  • Use this form: Photo Submission form  and include a  caption for each photograph, describing who, what, and where 
When to Submit: 
  • Submissions are due by Aug 15, 2018.
For any additional questions, contact Brittany Burch

Just do it? Award Nominations Needed!

WEF-PNCWA Awards nominations are now being accepted,

Each year the PNCWA and its membership gather to celebrate achievements in and service to the Water Quality field.

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Call for Photos for the 2019 PNCWA Calendar

Back by popular demand, the PNCWA Member Services Committee is creating a calendar for 2019 which we will distribute at the PNCWA Annual Conference this fall. 

We put together amazing calendars for 2017 and for 2018 and we want to do it again. As a family of outstanding professionals who work hard to protect the environment and recover our resources, PNCWA wants to highlight the people, projects, and facilities that show the best of our industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Read on for your chance to be in the 2019 PNCWA Calendar!
 
Photo Requirements: 
  • The types of photos we are looking for include PNW water professionals in the office or in the field, PNW water professionals participating in water-related community programs, wastewater facilities, pump/lift stations, stormwater infrastructure, collection systems, etc. Be creative, be silly, be yourself. This calendar is intended to be a celebration of our industry and the work we all do as professionals protecting our most important resource: water! 
  • The photo must show water quality infrastructure and/or people from the Pacific Northwest
  • Also, the photo must be owned with no copyrights attached or where permission can be granted to PNCWA.
  • The photo must be digital and a printable quality of at least 300 dpi.
How to Submit:  
  • Use this form: Photo Submission form  and include a  caption for each photograph, describing who, what, and where 
When to Submit: 
  • Submissions are due by Aug 15, 2018.
For any additional questions, contact Brittany Burch.  

PNCWA2018 Gets Its Own Website

PNCWA2018 is now at conference.pncwa.org

The PNCWA Annual Conferences and Exhibitions have grown so much...more people, more exhibitors, more pretensions, and you guessed it, more information...that we have transitioned PNCWA2018 to its own website: conference.pncwa.org.

Webinar - Linking Member Associations with Important Federal Policies and Local Trends

The WEF Government Affairs  Committee tracks legislative and regulatory efforts with respect to water and other environmental issues on the national level, informing members and providing education about our profession to legislators and regulatory officials. The Member Association (MA) Subcommittee is tasked with increasing communication with respect to federal issues and local impacts.  The MA Subcommittee also wants to be aware of local issues that may inform other MAs about regulatory trends.

This webinar will provide an update on Washington legislative and regulatory issues, including funding. Four MAs will report on regional, issues and initiatives. We intend to establish this as a quarterly update and request different MAs to provide regional updates. Please join us June 28th, 1 - 2:15 PM EDT. 

Date:  June 28, 2018
Time:  1:00 - 2:15 PM, EST
Register Now!



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PNCWA Sponsored Students to Compete at the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Contest

Alex Howard (Timberline High School, Boise ID), Cheney Sung (Oregon Episcopal School, Portland OR) and Sagarika Samavedi (Interlake High School, Bellevue WA have been selected as 2018 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.

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New Scholarship! Daniel Keil Service for Water Legacy Scholarship Created

PNCWA’s ability to support promising students in the water environment fields has received a huge boost thanks to the generosity of the Daniel Keil family. The gift of $21,000, to establish the Daniel Keil Service for Water Legacy Scholarship, was made on behalf of Daniel Keil and his estate, by sons David and John Keil.The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college student in pursuit of a career in a water environment field who combines academic promise with a demonstrated commitment to service.

David and John said, “This scholarship is especially dear to us considering our father’s nearly 40 years of service in water professional organizations, including the National Rural Water Association and Montana Rural Water Systems, his founding roles in the Tiber County Water District and the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority, and his time as a volunteer in Sierra Leone in the Peace Corps’ first year.”

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PNCWA Utility Management Committee Leadership Change

Eric Habermeyer taking the reins at the PNCWA Utility Management Committee

Eric is a civil engineer with Seattle Public Utilities wastewater system operations group. He has 10 years of experience with the planning, design, and operation of wastewater conveyance facilities. Alex Mockos,  also with Seattle Public Utilities, will continue to assist as the vice chair and will play a lead role in some activities. The Utility Management Committee is moving forward with key issues of interests in finance, asset management, knowledge retention, and more. David Gordon, current Committee Chair has taken a position with Blue Cypress Consulting, and is relocating to the eastern U.S. 

Western Washington Short School still has room

Western Washington Short School & Trade Show for Water & Wastewater Operators, Engineers & Managers

Tuesday & Wednesday June 5 & 6, 2018
Lynnwood Convention Center
6 concurrent sessions on Tuesday & 5 on Wednesday
66 hours of training available


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Call for PNCWA Awards Nominations 2018

Announcing the 2018 Call for PNCWA Awards Nominations

The Awards Committee is seeking your help to elevate the prominence and prestige of the PNCWA and WEF Awards, so they are viewed as highly regarded, treasured, and respective of the excellent water professionals receiving the awards and recognitions.

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Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program

The Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program returns for a third year to honor water resource recovery facilities for community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

Application closes May 30, 5 p.m.

Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities, particularly in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
The Utility of the Future framework provides a model for utilities of all sizes to achieve more efficient operations, enhanced productivity, and long-term sustainability. The recognition program component, Utility of the Future Today, was launched in 2016 by four water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and WateReuse, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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2018 Pacific Northwest WateReuse Conference May 17-18

Roadmap to Reuse
Get ideas and insights from four innovative reuse projects at the 2018 Pacific Northwest WateReuse Conference in Portland, Oregon, on May 17-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97220.

Program Highlights: In these four sessions, city leaders will share first-hand experiences and in-depth profiles on their projects, giving you a roadmap to reuse for your projects at home.  CEU’s offered for OR, WA and ID.

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The Future Won't Wait. It’s #TimeToBuild

April Photo of the Month: PNCWA GAC at Fly-in

PNCWA Government Affairs Committee members at the 2018 Fly-in

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Water Week Events

WATER WEEK EVENTS

National Water Policy Fly-In

April 17 - 18, 2018
Washington, DC

As the Trump Administration and Congress turn their collective focus towards infrastructure investment, it is crucial that policy makers hear directly from YOU about the challenges your utility, agency and community face; and that sound policy and robust investment in water are critical for all Americans right now. The issues of infrastructure funding, affordability, regulatory reform, and research support will be front-and-center in 2018, and utilities nationwide must make their voices heard on these critical priorities.

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