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The first Circular Water Economy Summit in July will bridge the gap between industrial and municipal water leaders – and the communities they both serve – as they pursue sustainable solutions to water challenges.
This inaugural event will bring together top executives, decision-makers, and thought leaders who are successfully turning waste streams into value streams.
Learn about the speakers and download the most current summit program.Meet the Speakers
Calling all rising Water Environment Federation (WEF) members. Join the Students and Young Professionals Mentorship Program which connects you with water sector leaders from diverse organizations. Apply to be a mentor or a mentee. Discover new perspectives, fuel personal and career growth, and forge meaningful connections. Benefit from regular check-ins, surveys, and valuable feedback. Don't miss this opportunity to thrive and learn from experienced mentors. You also can apply to be a mentor!Application Period Closes June 23
A total of 51 U.S. state winners representing 44 states and Puerto Rico will compete for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, June 15-18 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
You can watch the awards ceremony live on the U.S. SJWP Facebook page on June 17 at 7:30 p.m. MT.Watch the Awards Ceremony on June 17
At WEFTEC 2023, you can participate in informative sessions, connect with other water quality professionals, and discover cutting-edge advancements in water technology.REGISTER NOW
In addition to conferences, WEF offers webcasts and other meetings and events. View the list of All Events.
Save the Date for the WEF/IWA Innovations in Process Engineering 2023 Conference, taking place June 6-9, 2023 in Portland, Oregon! This conference is focused on innovations in treatment technologies and process engineering.Learn More
Save the date for Collection Systems 2023! The robust program will highlight continued advances in the wastewater collection systems sector.Learn More
WEF will be hosting the Stormwater Summit in Kansas City, MO, in June 2023. This summit is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.Learn More
Join us July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss best practices, examine real-life examples of circular water solutions to industrial water challenges, explore the opportunities for developing circular water systems, and learn to commercialize the products that result from it.Learn More
There are many opportunities for young professionals to work in water and help solve today's water challenges. #WEFWaterStories
New methodology quantifies benefits and residents’ willingness to pay for urban stream cleanup and restoration projects.Continue Reading
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Wm. Patrick (Pat) Nichols to serve as its Interim Executive Director, effective June 1, 2023. After taking the ...Continue Reading
Researchers explore how the ways wetlands connect with downstream waters affect the level and type of ecosystem benefits they provide.Continue Reading
Imagine life free of water challenges. What does that look like to you? Check out WEF’s new Strategic Plan to see how we’ll get there and then share your water story.Visit WEFwaterfuture.org
WEF is a source of high-quality technical resources featuring the latest research, news, and education. WEF's members and other credible resources have created and compiled this information into the Practice Area groupings listed in the dropdown menu.
From hands-on-training and leadership opportunities, such as Operations Challenge, to online training, such as the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series, WEF provides operators with many opportunities to advance on-the-job knowledge and develop their careers.
More than 16,000 publicly owned water resource recovery facilities operate in the United States. Skilled engineers and operators work together to ensure new and updated facilities continue to protect public health and the environment.
Through biosolids management, solid residue from wastewater treatment is processed to reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors, forming a safe, beneficial agricultural product. Biosolids are carefully monitored and must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Industries treat and reuse wastewater and process water as well as provide environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment while reducing costs and maintaining value for their businesses.
To respond to myriad daily challenges faced by water and wastewater utility leaders, WEF continuously works with its members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives; resources; and educational, training, and networking opportunities.
WEF advocacy activities aim to educate WEF members and the water sector on public policy issues related to water quality and resources and equip them to play a greater role in water policy discussions.
The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater has brought dramatic improvements to public health. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers.
Take a comprehensive look at how all water resources, including uplands, drainage basins, wetlands, stormwater, surface water, and groundwater interact.
The water sector and its systems protect public and ecological health. Using the data that can be collected through smart water technologies provides additional insights to address complex public health issues.
Connect with our community of water professionals who ensure that our local communities have access to clean water that protects public health. Explore our member benefits and find the membership type that’s right for you.
Test your knowledge of wastewater and laboratory with a 10-question, multiple-choice quiz. Quizzes incorporate math, safety, and a variety of other topics to help you test, maintain, and advance your wastewater knowledge.Take a Quiz