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      What are the big I.D.E.A.s when it comes to increasing diversity in the water profession?  That was the focus of an October 28th workshop in Oakland that brought together the CWEA Board of Directors, DEI Task Force members and several local section leaders. Twenty-eight volunteer leaders and staff members participated in the workshop facilitated by ...

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        Calling all current and future water leaders! WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2023 March 28 – 31 The 2023 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, California. Together, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation are once again partnering to offer this prestigious gathering...

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          The CWEA Collection Systems Committee is working on multiple strategies to increase the amount of training across California. We have heard clearly from members it’s important to help the next generation of professionals succeed. CWEA proudly offers voluntary certification programs for wastewater professionals. Each program includes increasingly advanced Grade options that demonstrate mastery of new...

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            First and last name: Austin Perkins Title: GIS Specialist Branch and years of service:  U.S Marine Corps 2014 – 2020 What is your role? As a GIS Specialist at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, I am responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining the Agency’s geospatial data, maps, and applications. What / who inspired you to work...

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              Robert Delgado Manager of Maintenance, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Certifications held: Mechanical Technologist, Grade 4. Other non-CWEA Certs: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), and Certified Asset Reliability Practitioner. Education: Bachelors in Business Administration Branch and years of service: U.S. NAVY – 4 years CWEA Volunteer – 5 Years What is...

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                President’s Message I am both humbled and excited to serve as the new President of CWEA. When I first joined the wastewater profession 13 years ago as an agency finance manager, I didn’t think I would be a member of CWEA, let alone be leading it. I am here because someone invited me to join,...

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                  WEF Fellows The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievement, stature and contributions of WEF members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment in the practice areas served by WEF. Luis Roberto León, PE, BCEE, ENV SP CWEA member, Luis León, has over 37 years of U.S. and international engineering and management...

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                    In 2020, Whittier College graduate Claudia A. Alvarez attended one of the WRD and West Basin career webinars and became interested in our sector. Claudia recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a  Master’s in Geographic Information Science. Now a proud member of the CWEA, she answered some questions for us: How did you...

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                      As the exodus of water workers continues due to retirements, agencies are discovering a painful truth – the pipeline of incoming talent is running dry. Adding to recruitment struggles, most Californians don’t know water careers exist. For two water districts in southern Los Angeles County, the growing number of job openings and lack of public...

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                          More than 100 wastewater professionals gathered in September for the annual DAMS Vendor Fair and Training at the historic San Moritz Lodge in Crestline. The event is put on by the Desert and Mountain Section of CWEA as a training event where staff from different agencies can earn CEU’s while learning about new advancements...