Help Someone Jump Start a Water Career with an Internship

California’s water and wastewater agencies need approximately 6,000 new workers every year and that number continues to grow as more and more water professionals retire. Water careers provide an incredible opportunity for individuals who enjoy working with their hands, working Continue reading

California’s First Student Design Competition Team Heading to New Orleans

Thank you Student Design Competition Supporters We’ve started an important, new tradition at CWEA. We held our first ever Student Design Competition on Saturday, May 19th. A panel of distinguished CWEA members served as judges and five teams from California universities gave their best Continue reading

California Water Associations Launch Internship Website as Profession Faces Shortage of Workers

The Internship board is supported by CA Water Careers, West Valley College California’s water and wastewater agencies need approximately 6,000 new workers every year and that number continues to grow as more and more water professionals retire. To highlight the wide Continue reading

Webinar: Elevating your Leadership Brand – Best Practices for Electronic Communication

  The CWEA Students and Young Professionals Committee continues their FREE on-line skills building training. Don”t miss it! In this webinar we will explore electronic media as vehicles for professional communication. How you present yourself online and the manner in which you Continue reading

LACSD Public Service Announcements

Staff from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County has worked with the producers of the PBS show Curiosity Quest to develop three new public service announcements (PSA) described below. LACSD will be sharing these via social media in the coming Continue reading

WEF Student Design Competition [Updated with 2018 Guidelines]

Putting Wastewater and Environmental Designs to the Test The WEF Student Design Competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science. The competition tasks individuals or teams of students Continue reading

Call for Nominations – Third Annual Emerging Leaders

CWEA is gathering nominations for an Emerging Leaders story to appear in the Summer 2018 Clean Water. We are looking for accomplished water professionals who are making a significant, positive impact on California’s water and they have not yet been recognized Continue reading

Student Design Competition Orientation

CWEA hosted an orientation webinar on Dec. 7th for any student design team interested in entering the WEF Student Design Competition. The competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in water and wastewater engineering and science. CWEA will be sending one team of college students to WEFTEC Continue reading

Meet Emerging Leader: Christina Claxton, Laboratory Analyst

Christina Claxton, Laboratory Analyst, City of San Luis Obispo Christina Claxton does far more than analyze drinking water and wastewater samples in her position as a Laboratory Analyst with the City of San Luis Obispo’s Water Quality Laboratory.  She’s on Continue reading

How Alkalinity Affects Nitrification

Use alkalinity profiling in wastewater operations to control biological activity and optimize process control By Mary Evans and Gary Sober The Water Environment Federation’s new Operations Challenge laboratory event will determine alkalinity needs to facilitate nitrification. Operators will evaluate alkalinity and Continue reading

CWEA 2017-18 Board Elected

Members attending CWEA’s April 28th Annual Business Meeting unanimously approved the slate of nominees for the 2017-18 Board of Directors as recommended by the Board: Vice President from the North (becoming President in 2019-20): Kevin Calderwood, Senior Project Manager at Continue reading

CWEA Awards Santa Clara’s Visala Tallavarjula the California SJWP Second Year In-A-Row

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is considered the world’s most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water-research project. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has coordinated the U.S. competition since its inception in 1997, and partners closely with Continue reading

SYP Committee Welcomes Veronica Astells as Chair

Veronica has been a member of CWEA since 2005, and is a past President for the Redwood Empire Section of CWEA after serving on the Board for 5 years.  She is currently the Environmental Program Manager for the Town of Continue reading

Joe Gregory Honored as 2016 SYP Person of the Year

The students and young professional’s committee recognizes Outstanding Young professionals who demonstrate excellence in the profession and are under the age of 35. This year’s Outstanding Young Professional is Joe Gregory from Carmel Area Wastewater District. When Joe joined CWEA Continue reading

California’s First Student Design Competition Team Heading to New Orleans

Thank you Student Design Competition Supporters We’ve started an important, new tradition at CWEA. We held our first ever Student Design Competition on Saturday, May 19th. A panel of distinguished CWEA members served as judges and five teams from California universities gave their best Continue reading

Webinar: Elevating your Leadership Brand – Best Practices for Electronic Communication

  The CWEA Students and Young Professionals Committee continues their FREE on-line skills building training. Don”t miss it! In this webinar we will explore electronic media as vehicles for professional communication. How you present yourself online and the manner in which you Continue reading

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