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Wick Warden Graduates from WEF’s Water Leadership Institute

October 01, 2019

Congratulations to Robert “Wick” Warden, PE, on graduating from the Water Environment Federation's Water Leadership Institute.

Wick was recognized with the 53 other graduates Sept. 22 during WEFTEC 2019, the annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago. The Class of 2019, the Institute’s eighth class, comprises 54 water professionals representing 28 states, Canada, El Salvador and the Cayman Islands.

The program allows participants to engage in management training and leadership development that includes examining complex challenges facing the water and wastewater industries and networking with public and private sector practitioners. As part of the 2019 WLI program, the graduates, with input from WLI alumni from all corners of the water sector, developed a series of webcasts on water sector workforce issues which will be presented throughout October 2019.

“The depth and range of talent in the Water Leadership Institute Class of 2019 is a glimpse into the future of the water sector,” WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe said in a press release.  “We look forward to seeing the individuals in this remarkable group continue to advance the profession.”

Wick is active in water policy on a national level, serving on the Water Environment Federation’s Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee and Residuals and Biosolids Committees

He leads FNI’s growth and project execution for our water/wastewater treatment practice in the Oklahoma and Arkansas markets. 

Wick is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Arkansas. He has master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University and is currently working on a Doctor of Philosophy in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at OSU.