The Water Environment Federation relies on its members and the public to help us reach our mission of providing bold leadership, championing innovation, connecting water professionals, and leveraging knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.
Water for People $2 Million Challenge
Monitor Your Local Waterway
World Water Monitoring Day™ (WWMD) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.
WEF and the International Water Association encourage everyone to join the 73,000 people in 70 countries who are monitoring their water so far this year. The easy-to-use test kit enables everyone from children to adults to sample local water bodies for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Results are shared with participating communities around the globe through the WWMD website.
Do Your Part for a Sustainable Planet
When it comes to cleaner water and a healthier environment, sustainability starts at your sink. To learn how to dispose of household waste Read more >>
Go on a Low Carbon Diet
Join WEF in walking the talk of an environmental organization, business or household by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. WEF is committed to fulfilling its mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide by reducing the environmental effects of its activities and helping others in the water sector to do the same. Find tips on how to become more eco friendly. Read more >>
Help WEF with the Next Boy Scout Jamboree
This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, and it brought many scouts to the Boy Scout Jamboree July 26-August 4, 2010. WEF was also present with a water exhibit. Thanks to invaluable volunteers and money donations, the Jamboree was a huge success. Read the WEF WaterBlog for a day-to-day summary of life as a volunteer at the Jamboree and consider adding this to your agenda when it is held again three years from now. Read more details about the event >>
Nominate a Water Hero
Water Heroes are the everyday professionals who protect public health and the environment by cleaning the world’s water day after day. WEF's acknowledgment of Water Heroes is our way of saying thank you to those who work to improve water quality - we appreciate all that you do! Read more >>
Don’t Drug your Drains
We are all responsible for protecting our water resources. One way is to properly disposal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products. Read more >>
Link up with WEF Member Association Partners
WEF and its global network of Member Associations (MA’s) and Corresponding Associations (CA’s) provide exciting and informative activities and services to WEF members around the world. Their programs include high quality technical conferences, operator training and certification programs, local and regional legislative and regulatory activities, educational programs, affiliations with other professional organizations, and much more.
To learn about the Member Association in your region. Read more >>
Join a Committee
WEF technical committees provide the expertise that makes WEF one of the world's leading water quality organizations. As a membership organization, WEF understands the value of member engagement and using the collective knowledge of an entire profession to further its mission of improving water quality around the world. More than 2,500 WEF members participate in 45 WEF committee activities to:
- research and publish the latest information on wastewater treatment and water quality protection;
- provide technical expertise and training on issues including wastewater collection, treatment, reuse, and operations; residuals and utility management; sustainability; and emerging water quality issues such as microconstituents;
- develop conferences, webcasts and other special events; review, testify, and comment on environmental regulations and legislation;
- assist in responding to public and media inquiries.
Learn more about WEF Committees.
Apply for a WEF Award
WEF is proud to present honored recipients with a variety of awards for their hard work in protecting one of the world's most valuable resources. Award recipients are individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future of the world’s water through involvement with water professionals and education. Read more >>