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. 


Watch a video from WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe on prioritizing your health at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago.



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WEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Oklahoma, and Hach partner on pilot program for COVID-19 monitoring at correctional facilities.

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Diego Rosso Can't Wait to See Thousands of Water Professionals at WEFTEC Next Month!

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Take a look inside the WEFTEC 2021 Conference Preview to see what's planned and to view the preliminary program, exhibitor listing, sponsors, and more.

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Learn from trusted thought leaders from the convenience of your home or office. WEFTEC Curated Short Courses, available in the newly launched WEF Learning Center, give you online access to in-demand topics from world-renowned speakers curated by over 200 topical experts. Complete training at your own pace and earn CE credits, certificates of completion, and digital credentials.

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Earlier this summer, we surveyed WEF members as part of our critical work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion both at WEF and across the water sector. WEF President Lynn Broaddus shares key messages we heard.

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🎧 LISTEN to this #podcast guest hosted by Mel Butcher who interviews Shea Dunifon of Pinellas County, Florida about her work to engage the public, especially younger generations, and how that creates more informed citizens and helps the water sector's future talent pipeline.

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🎧 LISTEN to this podcast episode with Jon Koch discussing a multi-year project that included planning, design, construction, commissioning, and start-up of new facilities to enable co-digestion of food waste and fats, oils, and grease from local food manufacturers and businesses with the facility’s wastewater biosolids. Jon talks about a variety of topics including gathering internal support for the ambitious program, equipment selection, feedstock profiles, setting tip fee pricing, and residuals management.

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The Water Environment Federation maintains diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) as core principles of our organization’s mission. Our members, Board of Trustees, volunteer leaders, and staff together and individually share responsibility to uphold these principles.

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We’re excited to announce that Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II—Solids Handling and Support Systems, the highly-anticipated sequel in the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals training series, is now available. This manual helps operators prepare for the first three levels of certification examinations.

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WEF has launched its CE Credit Archive to let you track your earned credits, access your continuing education documents anytime, and serve as an archive for state reporting.

The archive currently includes CE Credit records for WEFTECs 2016 through 2020 (WEFTEC Connect) and past WEF Education and Training events, beginning in 2017.

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  • No matter the obstacles, through changes and challenges, water professionals keep going, learning, and doing what’s necessary to provide safe, clean water. That’s the strength of our community, and it’s time to come together again to celebrate what makes our sector great. At WEFTEC, the full breadth of the water sector comes together, in one place, for you to explore, learn, network, grow professionally, and strengthen your connection to the water community.