WEF Fellow Awarded to Tata & Howard's James J. Courchaine

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Water Environment Federation Presented Recognition at WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans

Co-Presidents Jenna Rzasa, PE and Karen Gracey, PE, join WEF Fellow Award recipient Jim Courchaine at WEFTEC in New Orleans

Co-Presidents Jenna Rzasa, PE (l) and Karen Gracey, PE (r), join WEF Fellow Award recipient Jim Courchaine (c) at WEFTEC in New Orleans.

Jim has an unfailing passion for furthering the advancement of the water quality profession and has worked tirelessly to help numerous water quality professionals throughout his long and illustrious career.

Tata & Howard is pleased to announce that James J. Courchaine, Vice President and National Director of Business Practices at Tata & Howard, Inc., has been recognized as a 2018 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Fellow for his distinguished accomplishments and professional achievements in the global water environment.

The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the expertise and professional achievements of members who have practiced in WEF service areas including design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership.

Jim Courchaine has had a highly distinguished career with more than 47 years’ experience in the water quality environment and a long-term dedicated service for WEF and its member associations. Jim was nominated for this award by colleagues around the country and was chosen for his professional achievements by a selection committee with final approval by the WEF Board of Trustees.

“He exemplifies the ideals of a WEF Fellow and is exceptionally deserving of this recognition,” stated Rajendra P. Bhattarai, P.E., DEE, WEF Fellow, in his letter of recommendation to the WEF selection committee. “He has an unfailing passion for furthering the advancement of the water quality profession and has worked tirelessly to help numerous water quality professionals throughout his long and illustrious career.”

“Jim’s vast knowledge and expertise is well-known in the water environment,” said Karen L. Gracey, P.E., Co-President at Tata & Howard, Inc. “He brings a unique perspective to the work we do and through his leadership, he has fostered enduring relationships with our clients. This recognition is well-deserved.”

T&H Co-Presidents Karen Gracey and Jenna Rzasa attended the WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration ceremony honoring Jim and all the 2018 WEF recognition recipients, which was held on October 2, 2018 at the WEFTEC© 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About WEF
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliate Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, its mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. WEFTEC is the world’s largest annual water quality event, bringing together water professionals from around the world to learn, connect, and explore new ways to shape the future of water.

About Tata & Howard, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Tata & Howard, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned water, wastewater, stormwater, and environmental services consulting engineering firm dedicated to consistently delivering cost-effective, innovative solutions in the water environment. Tata & Howard has gained a solid reputation as an industry leader in the Northeast by bringing knowledge, integrity, and dedicated service to all-sized markets, both public and private. With offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Arizona, Tata & Howard’s expansion has included projects in Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Brampton, Ontario.

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