Thursday, July 21, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin
Professor Don Mavinic has been named a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). WEF is a technical and educational organization dedicated to improving the quality of water, boasting a membership of 33,000 water professionals and 75 affiliated Member Associations around the world (including the BC Water & Waste Association). The WEF Fellows Program is designed to recognize the “professional achievements, stature, and contributions of WEF members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.” WEF selects a maximum of 12 new Fellows annually, from a pool of 400 – 500 nominees. Professor Mavinic, a first-time nominee, was the only Canadian to be honoured this year. His induction ceremony will be held in New Orleans in September, during WEFTEC, WEF’s annual technical exhibition and conference, which is the largest of its kind.