Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The Water Environment Federation is a nonprofit 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. Visit www.wef.org/JoinWEF to learn more about WEF Membership.
The Water Environment Federation is a nonprofit 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.
Leadership. Passion. Collaboration. Scholarship. Service. These are the core values that guide the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its members in fulfilling our mission of protecting public health and the environment.
WEF and its global network of members and Member Associations (MAs) provide water quality professionals around the world with the latest in water quality education, training, and business opportunities. WEF’s diverse membership includes scientists, engineers, regulators, academics, utility managers, plant operators, and other professionals. WEF uses this collective knowledge to further a shared goal of improving water quality around the world.
We Connect Water Professionals
We Enrich the Expertise of Water Professionals
- WEFTEC - Where the Water Community Comes to Connect
- Conferences and Events
- Access Water
- Technical Publications & Resources
- Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals
- Online Education
- Effective Utility Management
We Increase the Awareness and Impact of the Value of Water:
We Provide a Platform for Water Sector Innovation:
As a membership organization, WEF is dedicated to supporting your professional journey and is always looking for new ways to add value to your investment in our organization by providing an adaptable and trusted platform to learn, share, and connect with your colleagues and other key stakeholders around the world.
The foundation of WEF membership is the philosophy that every individual member, working in water quality, contributes to making our world a better place to live. WEF offers a variety of membership options and benefits that are designed to meet the specific needs of our community.
-Enhancing your industry skills
-Facilitating lifelong learning
-Championing productive relationships through networking and mentorship
-Enriching your leadership potential
-Increasing awareness & professional recognition
-Identifying, navigating and mastering your career goals
Learn more at www.wef.org/JoinWEF
There is no better place than WEFTEC to learn, explore, network, grow professionally, and strengthen your connection to the water community.
- Learn from the brightest, most innovative minds and strengthen your skill set through WEFTEC’s world-class education. Explore learning pathways at www.weftec.org/education.
- Find solutions and get hands-on experience with the latest and best water sector equipment and technology.
- Build relationships, meet new people, expand your network, grow your career, and catch up with water sector friends and colleagues.
- Better serve your customers through the knowledge and insights you develop at WEFTEC, and apply what you see, experience, and learn to strengthen your work.
- Earn continuing education credits. WEF works to obtain approval on a national level for your WEFTEC participation.
Join us for WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago from October 16-20, 2021 or via WEFTEC Online, November 16-18, 2021.
Super Saver registration rates are available through August 6, 2021.
Learn more and register at www.weftec.org
Access Water, powered by WEF, organizes the information and technical content critical to the water sector into a single, central location. It’s a content repository accessible from any location. With Access Water, you have on-demand access to a constantly growing library of 20,000 pieces of content. Easily search, cite, write, share, discuss, and learn…all within one powerful tool.
Visit accesswater.org today.
The WEF Learning Center serves as your go-to source for professional and workforce development. The best of WEF online education is now available in an easy to use, always accessible site, allowing you to learn and grow in your water career.
The WEF Board of Trustees (Board) serves as the governing body of the Water Environment Federation and holds legal authority and fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the Federation and its membership. The Board of Trustees also provide guidance and direction to implement the WEF Strategic Plan.
The Board consists of the President, President-elect, Vice President, latest living Past President, Treasurer, and six WEF members recommended by the WEF Nominating Committee and confirmed by the House of Delegates – the member advisory body of the Board. The WEF Executive Director serves as Secretary of the Board.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under the U. S. Internal Revenue Service Code, 501(c)3. WEF is governed by a Board of Trustees having legal and fiduciary responsibility for the supervision, control and direction of WEF. The WEF House of Delegates serves as the deliberative and representational body of WEF and as an advisory group to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and WEF Committees are committed to advancing WEF’s mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. Below are links to more specific information about WEF’s governance.
WEF develops and maintains policies that provide details on important issues regarding how we conduct business. The organization also develops and maintains a series of clean water position statements to guide the critical work WEF provides in clean water policy.
WEF regularly recruits for skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and/or support WEF programs and initiatives.
In 2015 WEF was recognized by the Washington Post as one of the top 150 workplaces in the greater metropolitan region.