The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit 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.


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April 24, 2019 — WEF's 2018-19 President Tom Kunetz resident blogs about the importance of government investment in scientific research.

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As we reflect over the accomplishments and progress made in 2018, it’s clear that the heartfelt passion of WEF members and our partners has left a positive impact on the future of water and the communities that we so proudly serve.

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WEF SmartBrief launched on April 22. This daily e-newsletter is a quick, two-minute read designed especially for water sector professionals. It will help keep you up-to-date with the latest water sector news and trends. This resource provides carefully curated and condensed summaries of the day’s news from sources worldwide, a daily dose of updates on WEF products and services, and job listing from throughout the water sector.

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The new edition delivers comprehensive coverage of basic laboratory techniques, up-to-date compliance requirements, and standard methods for water and wastewater analysis.

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WEF’s Stormwater Institute requests proposals for consultant services to support initiatives to explore innovative approaches and clean water technologies for resilient redevelopment in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and other mid-Atlantic areas.  Proposals must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on May 17, 2019.  

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🎧 April 9, 2019 — In episode no. 85 Steven Drangsholt, Northwest infrastructure market sales leader for Brown and Caldwell and a member of the WEF House of Delegates, shares his view that mentorship is how different people bring you along in different ways at different times.

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WEF is now accepting applications for the fifth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Submit your nomination today.

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WEF members share their experiences and insights on working for water and the value of WEF membership.

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The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program returns for a fourth year to honor water resource recovery facilities, as well as celebrate the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.

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Operators: Have you come up with a clever idea related to treatment, maintenance or safety?

The Operator Ingenuity Contest has discovered more than 40 award-winning fixes in the past 7 years. Your idea or invention could be among the winners this year!

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Ready to advance your career in green infrastructure? The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program will prepare you for a successful career in the field. Find training events in your area.

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The Stormwater Currency is a collaboration of experts from American Rivers, Corona Environmental Consulting and WEF. Our team is dedicated to helping local leaders advance green infrastructure solutions through market-based incentives and other approaches that leverage the multiple benefits green infrastructure provides.

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Find a Job. Fill a Position. WEF's Career Center makes it easy. To get started, visit the WEF Career Center today!

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals is a cutting-edge training resource designed to educate current and future generations of water-quality professionals.

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Featured Event

Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium 2019

  • The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium will bring together environmental professionals to discuss and debate the current state of the art for nutrient removal, recovery, and management and the parameters that influence technology boundaries.