Member Association Feature

Pacific Northwest CWA 

The Pacific Northwest CWA is proud to use the "we are wef" slide shown at WEFMAX 2015 in rolling out their 2015 Strategic Plan to showcase where they are going and why.  Their Mission is dedicated to preserving and enhancing water resource in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.   



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WEF Vice President -
Jenny Hartfelder
WEF Treasurer - Ralph Exton
WEF Board of Trustees
Three-Year Trustee - Lynn Broaddus and Claus Homann
Two-Year Trustee - Karen Kubick
One Year Trustee - Joan Hawley

WEF House of Delegates Delegate-at-Large (4 positions)
Todd Boling, Tracy Ekola, Saya Qualls, and Brian Villacorta

WEF's mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, Increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation.  This mission is executed through the dedication and active involvement of WEF members. The WEF Nominating Committee selections were considered and approved by the WEF Board of Trustees at its May 12th 2015 Executive Session Conference Call.  The WEF House of Delegates will be asked to consider the recommendations at its WEFTEC 2015 meeting in Chicago, IL.Read More


Students, Faculty and MA Leaders are working to keep the pipeline open, get students connected to WEF and MAs, and provide a bridge of understanding of the benefits of being a part of an organization.  In May of each year, WEF Student Chapters are to submit an annual report to WEF and their respective Member Association. These reports provide good information and insight as to what is important to our student members.  Please each out to your Student Chapters encouraging them to submit their annual report to WEF Staff Dianne Crilley. 

In support to Member Associations, WEF is providing monthly articles(s) written by WEF technical, government affairs, and public awareness staff; Board of Trustees members; and/or WEF technical committees.  These articles may be used in any issue of a Member Association's newsletter Chairs and/or MA Contacts.  An editorial calendar provides a look at potential future topics.  Questions: Contact WEF Staff Linda Kelly.

Articles are offered to benefit MAs and provide:
- Leading-edge perspectives from national or global subject matter experts from WEF Headquarters
- Technical topics are chosen to provide the latest in water knowledge to enrich the expertise of global water professionals
- No reprint or copyright constraints; and articles may be used at the MA's discretion.
- Focus on delivering timely, relevant articles
- Articles may have a national or global perspective, but the content will likely be relevant to regional, state, or local topics.
- MAs have the opportunity to use all or none of the articles; use is voluntary choosing those that are most relevant to your members.
- Monthly articles are sent to MA newsletter editors and/or MA contact.

Member Associations are eligible for bulk discounts on 100+ WEF online courses that offers a variety of wastewater and soft skill topics.  This offers MAs an opportunity to either use them as education to distribute to their members or for rewards when awards are granted to members.  A  new improved portal allows for group purchase, distribution and tracking.  Click here to access/register for the webinar that explains what WEF offers.  Click the Knowledge Center to access how to purchase courses (scroll down to the Help Center and select group purchasing).  Questions: Contact WEF Staff Heidi Tierney.

WEF members and WEFTEC Exhibitors can reserve one of the two semi-private Huddle Rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.   The Huddle Room is open Sunday-Wednesday, September 27-30, between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (all meetings must end at 6:00 pm).  There is a limit of 2-hours maximum per meeting.  No catering is allowed in the Huddle Room.  The "collaboration station" located in the open areas of the meeting room can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis onsite at WEFTEC.  The Huddle Room is located in room N 231, McCormick Place North. Reserve Now!

The Opening General Session sets the tone for WEFTEC and draws thousands of water professionals from around the world.  On Monday, September 28th, the program will feature remarks by WEF President Ed McCormick and keynote speaker Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author.  Stewart will discuss his film, Revolution, and his efforts to raise awareness about the greatest-evolutionary journey in human history and the awe-inspiring revolution that is underway to save life on Earth.

The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association is proud to use the "we are wef" slide shown at WEFMAX 2015 in rolling out their 2015 Strategic Plan to showcase where they are going and why.  Their Mission is: dedicated to preserving and enhancing water resources in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  To achieve this, we promote the professional development of our members, the dissemination of information to the public and policy makers, and the advancement of science and technology needed to protect human health and the environment.  Their Vision is: The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association will ensure clean, sustainable watersheds for future generation. 

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Have news to share?  WEFLeader offers a vechicle for MA's to share programs, and exciting news with each other.  Let us know what is happening in your world!  Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.