New leadership for WEF

Jeff Eger, former executive director of Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Kentucky in the USA, has assumed leadership of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organisation with 36,000 members representing water quality professionals around the world.

“It is an extreme honour to join such a dedicated team of water professionals. The volunteer leadership and staff have been quite helpful during this transition,” said Eger. “I couldn’t be more optimistic about WEF’s future, and look forward to being a part of these efforts.”

During his 16-year tenure with SD1– the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky with $1 billion in assets – Eger developed and implemented a regional stormwater management programme to comply with U.S. EPA’s regulations, and began taking responsibility of public stormwater collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalisation of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes.

In addition, Eger has considerable experience in working with organisations active on the regional and national levels. He is a member and past chairman of The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries) and also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organisation dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues.