The Water Environment Federation’s Laboratory Practices Committee (WEF LPC) is made up of volunteer members from academia, consulting firms, utilities, government agencies, and manufacturers. WEFLPC develops technical products to promote general understanding of laboratory practices for water and wastewater. Membership is open to all WEF members.

Scope of committee activities include:

  • Development of, workshops, seminars, training, and technical sessions for WEFTEC® and other events
  • Development of publications related to laboratory practices topics
  • Support development of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewaterpublication through the Standard Methods Subcommittee
  • Submission of comments to pending laboratory related regulations, guidance, and accreditation entities such as The NELAC Institute (TNI)
  • Development of public outreach presentations expressing laboratory practices issues
  • Partnering with other organizations in development of laboratory practices activities
  • Distribution of an e-newsletter


Committee members volunteer through:

  • Attendance at meetings
  • Participation in subcommittees
  • Participation in WEFCOM discussions
  • Other volunteer activities such as writing articles for the WEF magazine, WE&T.

The Laboratory Practices Committee meets in person once a year at the WEF annual WEFTEC® conference and three times a year via phone.

All committee members are invited to initiate and/or participate in online LPC discussions and upload or access documents via the WEFCOM Laboratory Practices Community.

For more information on participating as an active member in WEF LPC, review these guidelines or contact the LPC chair.

Learn more about WEFCOM.

Committee Membership Application


Jennifer Loudon, 2017 - 2019
Tel: 908-782-7453 EXT 19


Mary Johnson, 2017 - 2019
Tel:  815-387-7523

Staff Liaison

Beth Conway
Tel: 703-684-2400 ext. 5265


Standard Methods Subcommittee

Webcast Subcommittee

LPC Member Association e-Newsletter Subcommittee



Introduction to the 2017 Method Update Rule
Coliform Analytical Methods and Data Application in Wastewater and Recreational Waters
Coliphages: What You Need To Know And How Will Laboratories, The Regulatory Community And The Public Be Impacted? (Open Access Webcast)
Laboratory Tools for Continuous Improvement
Can You Trust Your TSS to Improve Process Control?
Using TOC to Replace BOD Requirements