Water Environment Association
News, insights, and advice for CWEA's volunteer leaders
Guides and Handbook now Available Online for Members
For any questions, please contact
the certification department at [email protected].
New Certification Preparation Task Force Forming Now
Our new Certification Prep Task Force is taking aim at helping members become better prepared when test time comes around for certification. This new Task Force will be looking into different strategies for providing test applicants with consistent quality information.
Task Force will review and revise study guides while working with Technical Certification
Program Executive Committee (TCP) the Executive Committee and Training Coordination Committee
to make sure there is consistency throughout. The task force will
coordinate moderator training and moderator manuals. The Task Force will work to establish more study sessions
across the state and explore new technologies to deliver content to
The Task Force expects to gain momentum and ultimately become a standing committee with the help of CWEA’s members and volunteers. With 10 volunteers so far, the Task Force is off to a great start, and is looking for more people who would like to help make this Task Force a success. It's a great new role for TCP proctors and Local Section TCP Committee Chairs.
more information about how you can get involved and help, contact Jody
Allen at [email protected]
Jim Fischer, PE, is the new Statewide SSO
Program Lead at the State Water Resources Control Board in
Mark Bradley is a
Senior Water Resource Control
Engineer and serves as Chief of the Special Investigations Unit in the
State Water Resources Control Board’s Office of Enforcement. The
Office of Enforcement oversees the enforcement activities of the nine
Regional Water Quality Control Boards, conducts investigations and
provides investigative assistance to the Regional Boards, and
coordinates enforcement guidance and training.
Jim and Mark are very knowledgeable, and great resources. For further
information, please contact Jim Fischer at [email protected] .
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This season, there are two
new award categories; Public Education Person of the Year Award, and
Young Professional Person of the Year. Be the first to nominate a winner
for one of these fresh CWEA standard industry awards!
CWEA Students and Young Professionals Committee has established a new
award for Young Professionals called the “Outstanding Young
Professional Award.” This award is based on the WEF YP Award.
This new CWEA award recognizes the up and coming talent in the
wastewater industry including, but not limited to, operators, engineers,
and laboratory staff. This award will also help to identify future
leaders within CWEA. Each Local Section can present this award
with the winner moving on to the State Awards. Contact Jennifer
Lee, SYPC Chair from the North, [email protected],
with any questions regarding the award.
The CWEA Public Education Committee is pleased to announce the establishment of the Public Education Person of the Year Award. This award acknowledges the hard work and accomplishments of any CWEA member who has helped to develop or implement education programs for personnel in the water pollution control field or who has implemented or participated in public information/education activities. In order to win at the state level, a nominee will first need to have won at the local level. Contact Devina Douglas, CWEA Public Education Chairperson, at [email protected] with any questions related to the nomination process or form.
Winners of the
“standard” categories at the local section level are brought forward
to the State competition. These nominees are judged in January and
February; just in time for the State Awards Luncheon at our annual
conference in April.
deadlines, see below, or contact the local section awards chair near you
& Maintenance Training Committees Combine
2010 Technical Sessions to be Held in the Convention Center
2012 to be held in Sacramento April 17-21, 2012
Revenue Goals Set for Next Cycle
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Latasha King x 110
Publications & Advertising
Chris Lundeen x 104
Local Sections & Committees
Chris Lundeen x 104
Brian Murray x 102
Jodee Schwan x 125
Leslie Carino x 107
Conferences & Exhibits
Marci Chase x 120
|October 31||Happy Halloween!|
|November 4||Ethics IS For Everyone Workshop - Calabasas|
|November 6||Ethics IS For Everyone Workshop - Elk Grove|
|November 11||Veterans Day - CWEA Office Closed|
|November 30||Certification applications due for January-March testing window|
|December 4||Northern Regional Committee meeting, CWEA HQ Oakland|
|December 4||Certification Preparation Seminar, City of Oxnard Community Center (hosted by Tri-Counties Section)|
|December 16||EPA Innovative Energy Management Workshop|
|December 17||CWEA Board nominations due, including completed questionnaire and bio.|
|January 2||Computer-based certification testing begins|
|January 9||Local section & committee award submissions due for state awards|
|January 15||Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship applications due|
|February 6-7||CWEA Board workshop and meeting, San Diego|
|April 28||CWEA Board meeting, Palm Springs|
|May 2||CWEA Board meeting, Palm Springs|
Link: Linking Local Sections, Committees,
Board Liaisons, and Past Presidents