DR. TERESA VALENTINE AWARDED 2014 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR FOR HER LEADERSHIP IN WATER SYSTEM INNOVATION

Engineer of the Year 2014, Teresa Valentine

Engineer of the Year 2014, Teresa Valentine

Dr. Teresa Valentine, Ph.D., P.E., B.C.E.E., managing principal with Valentine Environmental Engineers is the AZ Water Association’s Engineer of the Year for 2014.  Valentine received the honor during the association’s 87th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Glendale, Arizona in May.

Valentine was recognized for her ingenuity in design principles that not only satisfy project specifications, but consistently allow room for more efficient operations and improved energy usage with proven results in significant time, money, and energy savings.  She works with municipalities and private firms to consistently research, evaluate, and test the latest in innovative technologies to improve overall water resource infrastructures and provide more sustainable energy solutions.

She recognizes the challenges in the water industry’s future – surface water shortages, water quality issues, aging infrastructures, and climate change – and she is a true ambassador for our industry to create change and champion system innovation and efficiency focused strategies.

Her leadership and expertise has been instrumental in producing innovative research and evaluation of water systems not only locally but around the world.  Valentine has been called on for her creative thinking to assist others such as FEMA for mobile water treatment units, as well as, the country of Brazil and Mexico for expansion of more energy efficient wastewater treatment facilities.

Valentine was also recognized in 2005 as the Young Professional Engineer of the Year. She is registered in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Hawaii.  She has a Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University.

WORLD WATER DAY – Ensure water access to all!

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Water for People 5K – Michelle & Staci

WATER FOR PEOPLE

In honor of World Water Day, Valentine Environmental Engineers sponsored the Water for People 5K in Tempe, AZ.  Michelle Brock (engineer) and Staci Charles (marketing) had a great time during the run.  AZ Water Association and Water for People’s vision is to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.  And they say it best, “because it is time to end the world’s water poverty problem once and for all.

Learn more about this great organization – http://www.azwater.org/Committees/WaterForPeople/pages/Home.aspx

 

 

ONE DROP – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

And One Drop is still celebrating…  you can watch an exclusive one-time performance of Cirque du Soleil at http://onenight.onedrop.org/en/ until March 31.  This 90-minute video is available in more than 55 countries around the world!

Share the online broadcast with a friend and watch an amazing tribute to water.  You will be helping spread One Drop’s mission to develop integrated and innovative programs aimed at improving water access and management around the world.

Check out the trailer and you won’t want to miss the video – http://onenight.onedrop.org/en/.