Member Association Feature

AZ Water Association  

The AZ Water Association is proud to announce the selection of their new Executive Director, David Iwanski.  He has over 30 years of background and experience addressing issues related to water, energy, environmental regulatory compliance, agribusiness, and business development at the federal, state, and local levels. 





WEFMAX means (WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange

These meetings provide an opportunity for WEF and MA leaders to discuss issues affecting WEF and its MAs and exchange of ideas and experiences.  They also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success. Many Federation and MA programs have found their origins in ideas discussed and presented at these meetings.  The Water Environment Federation represents an extensive network of professionals in the water quality field, MA exchange sessions lie at the core of this network.  

Benefits of Hosting - MA Hosts have an opportunity to share what is happening in their local area with a diverse and vast number of MA leaders from across North America.  Each Host is invited to identify and lead a dialog topic of their choice as part of the WEFMAX program discussion sessions.  This provides the MA Host a forum to share their success stories, and discuss their challenges.   A great way to use these discussion sessions to link ideas and drive solutions!   

Check out the historical list of WEFMAX meetings as documented from 1996 to present time. 


Volunteer to Host a WEFMAX Meeting

WEFMAX meetings are scheduled four years out.  WEF is currently looking for MAs who want to host for years 2018 - 2019.  Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley if your MA is interested in hosting. 


Tools and Resources for Hosting WEFMAX  

Tips & Pitfalls  

Helpful tips regarding room set-up, meals, breaks, AV, etc… 

Additional Q & A  

City/site selection, meeting rooms, food, alcohol 

Event Check List     

List of event details in time order 

Steps to Planning WEFMAX  

List of details in time order for planning a WEFMAX 

WEF/MA Agreement   

WEF/MA agrees to terms and conditions to jointly sponsor WEFMAX 


The Planning Timeline provides a quick look at what and when things are due during the planning process to host WEFMAX  

Sample Presentation  

Used by AZ Water presented to their Board; details on hosting WEFMAX 

2015 WEFMAX Webinar  


View webinar to better undertand the flow of the WEFMAX meetings for the Host scribe, microphone helper, time keeper, WEF Delegate summarizer, WEF and Host moderator and MA presenters. 

WEFMAX TimeKeeper Guide

The TimeKeeper guide offers tips on the importance of staying on time for each session, assisting speakers in staying within their time allocation, and being flexible with time to allow for ample discussions.

WEFMAX Microphone Guide 


The Microphone guide offers tips on how best to deliver and retrieve microphone from attendee so their questions and comments can be heard by the attendees and the scribe.

WEFMAX Scribe Guide 


The Scribe guide offers tips on the importance of note taking for each capture exchange, comments, questions and interaction of the discussions after each presentation. 

Summarizer Guide



The Summarizer guide offers tips on the importance of capturing the presenter highlights and Q&A discussions in a big picture or overarching take-aways.  Those words or phrases that will be key to remembering the presentation.