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Mandy’s Blog
Engineers Without Boarders - Belize

About the Project:

Mandy Ott is the Project Manager for a 3-year, Engineers Without Boarders project in Sarteneja, Belize. The project is a drainage project for the Sarteneja coastal community of about 2,000 people. Every year the town experiences extreme flooding which can inundated some local houses with up to 5-feet of water. With this comes the obvious concerns of health, sanitation, safety, and loss of belongings in an already impoverished community.

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Unidirectional Flushing Programs Featured in Opflow
June 2016

Unidirectional flushing programs allow agencies to improve water quality and manage water distribution system assets more effectively than traditional flushing and implementing a pilot program is a great place to start. An article authored by Charles Duncan and Brenda Estrada, of West Yost Associates, is featured in AWWA’s June 2016 Opflow magazine.

If you are an AWWA member you can access the article here.

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West Yost Presents with Fresh Water Trust
Watershed Compliance Programs in the West

Walt Meyer (West Yost Associates) and Alex Johnson (The Freshwater Trust) will present a case study on the Medford Water Quality Trading Program for NPDES Compliance, at a workshop on watershed compliance programs in Sacramento.

The Workshop is April 14, 2016, 1:00 to 5:30 pm at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

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Kathryn Gies Presents at CVCWA’s 2016 Conference
Many Mandates, Many Challengs, One Resource

Kathryn Gies, of West Yost Associates will present with Karen Ashby of Larry Walker Associates on the Methylmercury Special Project: Findings and Policy Updates at the CVCWA Annual Conference in Sacramento, May 18.

The following links to the conference’s website: CVCWA 2016 

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Conference Scholarships
Attend a Top Water Industry Conference, On Us!

West Yost routinely awards scholarships to qualified students to attend, free of charge, industry conferences that match our vision for advancing sustainable water management, including water, wastewater, and stormwater conferences.

The scholarship recipient will receive a paid registration to the conference, paid admission to conference meals, travel assistance or travel reimbursement up to $500*, and an invitation to a West Yost hosted event (if applicable). The total value of the scholarship is over $1,000*.

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