The Importance of Industry Leadership
Our industry plays a pivotal role in protecting critical environments and precious resources in every corner of the world. As populations soar, emerging economies improve industrial and municipal services, and technologies are developed that improve efficiencies, it has never been more important to be an active leader in a global market valued at more than $500 billion.
While we take great pride in designing and manufacturing equipment that protects critical water and wastewater environments, we also believe it is important to work with our industry’s non-profit associations to advance the accessibility of protected environments and clean water for millions of people and businesses around the world.
Hydro-Dyne Engineering is proud to serve on the boards and committees of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA). While nearly everyone in our industry knows WEF, some may not be as familiar with WWEMA. WWEMA is a non-profit that is more than 100 years old – established in 1908. Its mission is to inform, educate and provide leadership on issues that affect the worldwide water and wastewater equipment industry. The organization dedicates its resources to defending fair and open trade, supporting sustainable infrastructure, and advancing a holistic approach toward the stewardship of the water environment. Hydro-Dyne’s President, Jay Conroy, serves as Vice Chair of WWEMA’s Marketing and Member Service Committee.
With more than 33,000 members, WEF has been one of the leading non-profit organizations in our industry since 1928. Our Marketing Director, Reese Riggle, serves on WEF’s Manufacturers and Representatives Committee. The committee recently convened this past January to discuss myriad issues including resource recovery, innovative technologies, membership, this year’s WEFTEC annual meeting in Chicago, and government policy. On March 21-22, WEF, WWEMA and a number of other organizations held their 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In in Washington, DC. This was an important opportunity to meet with policy makers to help them understand the importance of increased infrastructure spending to build, improve and replace our nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure. If you are interested in becoming more involved in these, or other organizations, please let us know. We’d be more than happy to talk to you about it and steer you in the right direction.