The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit association that provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals who clean water and return it safely to the environment. WEF members have proudly protected public health, served their local communities, and supported clean water worldwide since 1928.


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Registration is now open for the WEF/AWWA Transformative Issues Symposium on Workforce. Register before July 26 and save.

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Download a complimentary copy of Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals, Chapters 1 & 2 Fact Sheets, now available in Spanish!


Las fichas técnicas de los capítulos 1 y 2 de Fundamentos del tratamiento de aguas residuales ya están disponibles en español. Descarga tu copia gratuita. 

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WEF is hosting a train-the-trainer workshop this August in Minneapolis. Help meet the certification training needs of NGICP partners or develop your own training program. 

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Share your expertise at the WEF Odors and Air Pollutants Conference 2020. Abstracts, session proposals, and workshops are being solicited. Submission deadline is Aug. 21, 2019.

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WEF's Committee Leadership Council (CLC) is seeking nominations for three Communities of Practice Director positions; these positions are for a period of two years and will commence at WEFTEC 2019. If you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF's vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, submit your application by July 31, 2019.  

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WEF's Committee Leadership Council (CLC) is seeking applications for the CLC Vice Chair position.  The term of the position is two years, commencing at WEFTEC 2019 after which the Vice Chair will assume the Chair position for a two-year term. If you have leadership expertise, strategic thinking and planning skills, passion for advancing WEF's vision, and an understanding of WEF committees, submit your application by July 31, 2019.

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New FREE campaign resources have been added to the online toolkit! Fact sheets, ads, and social media graphics are now available in Spanish and French along with new Teacher Resources for the Why Water’s Worth It children’s book. Spread the word. WATER’S WORTH IT! 

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July 3, 2019 - Andy Kricun, Executive Director and Chief Engineer for the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority in Camden, New Jersey blogs about transforming the water workforce for the 21st Century.

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🎧 A podcast series featuring conversations with influential and interesting people from the water sector and news from the Water Environment Federation.

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WEF SmartBrief launched April 22. This daily e-newsletter is a quick, two-minute read designed especially for water sector professionals. It will help keep you up-to-date with the latest water sector news and trends. This resource provides carefully curated and condensed summaries of the day’s news from sources worldwide, a daily dose of updates on WEF products and services, and job listing from throughout the water sector.

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This dynamic online search tool connects you with leading water sector products, services, and solutions providers.

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The Stormwater Currency is a collaboration of experts from American Rivers, Corona Environmental Consulting and WEF. Our team is dedicated to helping local leaders advance green infrastructure solutions through market-based incentives and other approaches that leverage the multiple benefits green infrastructure provides.

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Sonja Michaluk of New Jersey will represent the United States in during the international 2019 Stockholm Junior Water Prize event.

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Emily Mah and Jazlyn McGuinty will be representing Canada in Stockholm for the 2019 Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

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Transformative Issues Symposium on Workforce

  • The Transformative Issues Symposium on Workforce will bring water sector professionals from across North America to discuss the most important and challenging issues associated with workforce.