The Water Environment Federation has announced 15 distinguished members as the 2016 WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions to the water profession. 

"WEF Fellows have made significant professional accomplishments toward protecting public health and the environment through sustainable water management," says WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. "The Federation is pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding professionals for their positive impact and contributions to clean water."

The WEF Fellows Recognition Program underscores WEF’s reputation as a valuable water-quality resource, which is due in large part to the expertise of its diverse membership. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, leadership and more. 

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The following recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at WEFTEC 2016, WEF’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference, next month in New Orleans.

2016 WEF Fellows 

  • C. Dale Jacobson, DD Consulting, LLC, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Carl Janson, Riordan Materials Corporation, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Samuel Jeyanayagam, CH2M, Herndon, Virginia
  • Liliana Maldonado, DC Water & Sewer Authority Washington, D.C.
  • Donald Mavinic, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • James Mihelcic, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Paige Novak, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Karen Pallansch, Alexandria Renew Enterprises, Alexandria, Va.
  • Ralph “Rusty” Schroedel, AECOM, Milwaukee
  • Thomas Wilson, Thomas E. Wilson Environmental Engineers LLC, Barrington, Illinois

About WEF
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 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

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