Join NWEA/WEF

JOIN WEF

We welcome you to join our association and encourage you to get involved in the organization. To join NWEA, you can either go online to:

http://www.wef.org/JoinWEF/

OR

use the application in the brochure ( Click here to download the NWEA Membership Brochure ) for mail in. In either case, please mark "NB" for Nebraska to ensure you receive the benefits of our associant.

NWEA Membership Contacts:
Todd Boling: tboling@ci.norfolk.ne.us
Blake Birkel: bbirkel@jeo.com 

2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference

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The 2017 WEF Collection Systems (WEFCS) Conference will be held in Omaha on May 21-24, 2017. The conference is being hosted by the City of Omaha and the Nebraska Water Environment Association (NWEA).  WEFCS is held annually and includes a wide range of collection systems issues (trenchless new construction, odors, CSOs/SSOs, integrated planning, modeling, asset management, sewer assessment and rehabilitation, State-of-the-art technologies, regulatory updates, and more). 

http://www.wef.org/CollectionSystems/  

 

Links to Current Information:

NWEA Social Event

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Join us for a fun-filled evening celebrating the WEF CS Conference and NWEA on Sunday, May 21st from 6-10 PM at the Lauritzen Gardens.  More information about the event and activities can be found a the following link, including how to register to attend.

http://nebwea.org/advanced-stuff/opening-reception-information-registration-and-sponsorship

WEF Collection Systems Site:

http://www.wef.org/events/conferences/upcoming-conferences/collectionsystems/

Link to the Conference Registration

https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowWEF175/

Link to the Technical Program:

http://www.wef.org/globalassets/assets-wef/4---events/conferences/csc-2017/wef-collection-systems-conference-2017-1-5-17.pdf

Technical Program on the WEF CS Site (Clickable  Link)

Link to Opening Reception Information and Registration:

http://nebwea.org/advanced-stuff/opening-reception-information-registration-and-sponsorship

 

In addition to the conference, there will be two workshops on Sunday as noted below and also tours of Omaha’s collection system facilities and green infrastructure projects that are in construction or recently placed into operation.

Workshop A: Performance Management for Collection System O&M Programs

Workshop B: Managing Uncertainty: Program Management Concepts for Inflow/Infiltration Control Programs

Facility Tour A:  Pump Stations and CSO Treatment - Tuesday, May 23rd  

Facility Tour B: Stormwater and Green Infrastructure - Wednesday, May 24th

 

 

Reception Sponsorship Progress
$ 30000
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$ 26500
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Organization

Sponsorship

HDR

$2000

CH2M

$2000

Electric Pump

$2000

Burns & McDonnell

$2000

Tetra Tech

$1000

Olsson Associates

$1000

GBA 

$1000

Wade Trim

$1000

Gonzalez Companies, LLC

$1000

Carollo Engineers, Inc.

$1000

CDM Smith

$1000

Black & Veatch Corporation

$1000

Trekk Design Group, LLC

$1000

Vessco, Inc.

$1000

Teledyne Isco

$1000

Huffman Engineering 

$500

RJN Group, Inc. 

$500

JEO

$500

Lamp Rynearson & Associates Inc.

$500

Neenah Foundry

$500

Logan Clay Products Company

$500

Vulcan

$500

Felsburg Holt & Ullevig

$500

Hawkins Construction Company

$500

Roloff Construction Company, Inc.

$500

Thompson Pipe Group - Flowtite

$500

HTM Sales Inc.

$250

Engineered Equipment Solutions

$250

Lovgren Marketing

$250

Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc.

$250

HOBAS

$250

JCI Industries, Inc.

$250

Utilities Service Group

$250

RW Engineering

$250


The 2016 WEF Awards were announced on August 11th, and NWEA’s own Dale Jacobson was awarded the Emerson Distinguished Service Medal.  This award commemorates the service of the first president of the Federation, Charles Alvin Emerson, who served from 1928 to 1941, and was its first honorary member. This award is presented to an individual member of the Water Environment Federation whose contributions to the water environment profession most deserve recognition.

http://www.wef.org/Members/page.aspx?id=1288490774

Dale has served both the NWEA and WEF for over 40-years, holding leadership positions in NWEA before serving as WEF Treasurer followed by progressing through the WEF chairs from Vice President through Past President.  He served as WEF President for the 1997-1998 term.  

As a WEF officer, he represented WEF at numerous Member Association meetings, both in North America, as well as globally.  It was at his initiative that the European Water Association (EWA), the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Japan Sewage Works Association (JSWA) and WEF signed an agreement for cooperation in 1998.  A truly international program was established among four organizations with the goal of exchanging technical and scientific information through the provision of joint conferences.  To date, five very successful joint conferences have been held in Japan, the U.S. and Germany. 

Dale has also served on numerous other boards and councils as part of WEF including the Stockholm International Water Institute, World Water Forums, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. 

 

Dale was recognized at WEFETC in September and at the Nebraska Joint Fall Conference in November for this honorary award.

The Nebraska Water Environment Association

The Nebraska Water Environment Association (NWEA) is a non-profit organization comprised of professionals dedicated to protecting Nebraska's water quality. The Nebraska Wastewater Operators Division (NWOD) is an internal membership division within the NWEA. NWEA is a member association of the  Water Environment Federation (WEF®).
 
The Water Environment Federation (WEF®) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.

Job Postings

 
 
 

CityLogoState Golden Field

invites applications for the position of: 

Wastewater Maintenance Worker

SALARY: Starting - $2,650/month

Apply at:

Office, 309 North 5th Street, Norfolk

OPENING DATE: Now
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, april 5, 2017
4:30 pm

A Nebraska Grade 2 Wastewater Certification or higher is preferred. However, if qualified applicant does not have, applicant must obtain a minimum Nebraska Grade 2 Wastewater Certification within 2 years, at which time advancement to Operator status may be available. Must have a valid driver's license, and be able to obtain a Class “A” CDL license. Skills in electrical, mechanical, welding, and plumbing are beneficial. Will be trained to operate and perform routine maintenance on wastewater and transfer station equipment and buildings. Computer knowledge  using Word and Excel are also beneficial. The scheduled work rotation includes occasional weekend work and once per month on-call time. Must reside within a 30-minute response time.

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Upcoming Events

NWOD Membership
12-31-2017 12:00 am
Category:  Training
Great Plains Conference (Online Registration Now Open)
04-18-2017 12:00 am
Category:  Conferences
One Day Training
05-04-2017 7:30 am
Category:  One Day
2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference Opening Reception
05-21-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  Conferences
Heartland Conference
07-20-2017 12:00 am
Category:  Conferences
Heartland Conference Vendor Registration
07-20-2017 7:00 am
Category:  Conferences

Dale Jacobson Awards

Congratulations to Dale Jacobsen!!  2016 WEF Fellows and the Emerson Distinguished Service Medal Recipient.

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2016 JFC NWEA Banquet Videos

If you missed the Joint Fall Conference Banquet, you can check out the videos of the awards presentation here.

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2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference

The 2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference is coming to Omaha May 21-24.

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