Thank you for your interest in the Water Leadership Institute. The 2019 Application will open on November 1st, 2019.  The application portal will close on January 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST..  All applications will be evaluated after the deadline for submission has passed.


*Please note that you must create a new account the first time you enter the application portal.  You cannot use your WEF login*


For the 2019 WLI, attendance at our in-person trainings is mandatory. There will be a 2-day training the week of June 17th in Alexandria, VA (dates to be confirmed soon). We will also have a one-day workshop at WEFTEC on Sunday, September 22nd in Chicago, IL. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. If you aren't sure your company will support your travel costs, please apply for a scholarship.

The application will be reviewed based on your answer to the four following questions

  • Short Bio (250 Word Limit)
  • Describe why you would like to be a part of the 2019 WLI (200 Word Limit)
  • List recent Leadership Training, Opportunities, or Positions – Professionally and Personally. (100 Word Limit)
  • List a leader you admire and why. (100 Word Limit)

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"The Water Leadership Institute was a door and mind opening experience for me.  Hearing from inspirational leaders and hands on learning with peers around how to build teams, communicate with impact, and collaborate on problem solving was a tremendous opportunity.  With these skills and a greater appreciation for our shared water environment I'm energized to continue to learn and grow in the field."

Jen McDonnell
Casella Organics
Portland, ME