Member Profile: Rachel Watson, Microconstituents Committee Chair

Rachel Watson, Microconstituents Committee Chair Rachel Watson is the chair of NEWEA’s Microconstituents Committee along with being a member of both the Government Affairs and Young Professionals Committees. Being a relatively new member of NEWEA and New Englander doesn’t stop Rachel from diving head first, bring exciting ideas and goals to the organization Though a relatively […]

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NGICP Exam Training and Exam Registration

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Successful implementation of green infrastructure requires access to adequately skilled workforce. By underscoring your competency in construction, inspection, and maintenance, certification increases your competitiveness in the job market, and provides a pathway to higher paying positions. […]

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2018 Operations Challenge Competition – Rhode Island Takes 1st

The Operations Challenge was held in early June 2018 during the NEWEA Spring Meeting in scenic Newport Rhode Island. There were three teams participating in the competition: Connecticut Franken Foggers (Jason Nenninger-Captain, Christopher Findley, Dan Sullivan, Dan Wolff); Maine – Force Maine (Alex Buechner-Captain, Riley Cobb, Nate Melanson, Shelby Carver); Defending champions Rhode Island Ocean […]

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The Emergency Response Plan- Alone It’s Not Enough by Kate Novick, P.E., C.S.P.

The Emergency Response Plan is something that most, if not all, water and wastewater utilities utilize to comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements. However, these plans could have utility far beyond compliance. Recognizing the growing difficulty to maintain service in the face of a long list of potential emergencies spanning from technological breaks to […]

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Do you have a SAFETY goal?

Do you have a SAFETY goal? By David Wright, CSHO People are always trying to kind, funny, and clever ways to promote safety and raise awareness. Here is my attempt – Do you have SAFETY (Safety Awareness For Everyone This Year)? I know, I can hear the groans. But the fact remains that one of […]

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Green Steps – From the Sustainability Committee

In an effort to continue to highlight sustainable and innovative technologies, processes and strategies that are moving our water industry into the future, the NEWEA Sustainability Committee decided to offer a regular newsletter vignette focused on such topics. We hope that through our offerings you might find yourself informed of something new, interested in applying […]

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Member Profile: Amy Anderson, Program Chair

In this Spring edition of waterlink, we profile Amy Anderson, Program Committee Chair.  Amy insists she is just a regular employee but actions speak louder than words.   Thanks to the good advice of colleagues at Arcadis, she became very active in NEWEA soon after she joined in 2005.  Amy currently serves as chair of the […]

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2018 Water For People Gala Approaches

This May 5th, the Water for People Committees of NEWEA/NEWWA are putting on the bi-annual Water For People Gala! This year, the theme once again is the Kentucky Derby and will be held at the fabulous Dane Estate in Brookline, complete with live-streaming of the race, barbeque, mint-juleps, seersucker suits and your best dresses and […]

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Recap: Young Professionals Summit A Success! by Amanda Lade, AECOM

The second annual Young Professionals Summit was held on Sunday, January 21st as part of the NEWEA Annual Conference. This year’s event was cohosted by the NEWEA and NEWWA Young Professionals Committees. The Summit Planning Committee reimagined the event into an interactive all-day experience to focus on themes of networking, professional development, and innovation and […]

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