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New Report Highlights Growing Water Sector for Local, Green Jobs

September 19, 2012 

According to a new report from UMass Lowell and the Mass. Workforce Alliance, between 1,200 and 2,400 water plant jobs are expected to become vacant during the next 10 years with more following over the next 10 years. Read full story here >> 

North Carolina Removes Licensing Hurdles for Military

July 26, 2012 

The process of obtaining certification and occupational licenses has been made simpler for military members, spouses and veterans living in North Carolina. A licensing board will now determine eligibility based on training, experience and compency. Read Full Story Here >> 

Environmental Engineer Among Fastest Growing Jobs in America

July 16, 2012 

CNN Money reports that persons experienced in the skills of biology, chemistry and natural sciences are increasingly sought out by employers. Demand in this branch of engineering is growing as new environmental regulations are set and green initiatives grow in popularity among industries. Read full story here >>  

Hiring Veterans Into Water Workforce a Focus at AWWA’s ACE12

 June 4, 2012 

Water utilities and government agencies will explore how to bring veterans into the water workforce during the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition, June 10-14, in Dallas. Read full release » 

Get ‘Em Early, Train ‘Em Right

May 2012 

In Treatment Plant Operator magazine, Doug Day highlights an internship program at the Thomas E. Piacenti Regional Water Pollution Control Facility in New London, Conn.  Read full article »

The Federal Drive Interview with Mindy Eisenberg

May 30, 2012 

Mindy Eisenberg, chief of the Protection Branch of EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, discusses the agency's joint effort with the Department of Veterans Affairs to open up opportunities in the field of water and wastewater management. Listen to interview »  

EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sectors

May 29, 2012 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program team to connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water and wastewater sectors. Read full article »  

Perspectives: What do you believe will be the most pressing water quality issue of 2012?

January 2012 

With so many options, where to focus first becomes a challenge in itself. To help cut through the noise, WEF's WE&T magazine decided to ask water quality professionals for their opinions on what’s the top concern for this year. Read full article » 

Where the Green Jobs Are

January 1, 2012 

In the online edition of E–The Environmental Magazine, Christopher Weber reports that young people have good chances of finding jobs in the "clean economy" (particularly in waste management). Read full article »

WEF Hosts Meeting to Encourage Growth in Industry

March 2012 

Representatives from wastewater, water and storm water sectors with occupations ranging from utility operation managers to human resources discussed the importance of proper training, education and program growth in the water industry. Read full article >> 

10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without

January 2012 

In the online edition of Reader's Digest, Charles B. Stockdale from 24/7 Wall St. identifies Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators as critical to American quality of life. Read full article »  

Cincinnati's Efforts to Create Water Sector Jobs

January 18, 2011
In the online edition of Cincinnati.comreporter Cliff Peale highlights the city's efforts to create jobs in the water sector.  Read full article » 

Youth and Water Science

January 14, 2011
In the online article at, reporter Tony Lascari highlights how Explorer Scouts explore water science.  Read full article » 

US Department of Labor Launches Veterans Hiring Toolkit for Employers

October 28, 2010
In a Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) press release, Jesse Lawder and Bennett Gamble announce the launch of an employers' toolkit for hiring veterans.  Read full article »