WEF Announces 2016 Fellows

Fifteen distinguished members to be recognized at WEFTEC

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) named 15 distinguished members the 2016 WEF Fellows. This 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," said 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. 

The recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at WEFTEC 2016, WEF’s 89th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, in New Orleans in September.

The 2016 WEF Fellows include:

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