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. 

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WEF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Sanderson talks about his role as CMO for WEF, wastewater epidemiology, and WEF's partnership with the CDC in developing a national wastewater surveillance network.


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Registration for WEF's first public health conference opens Tuesday, December 14. To learn more about registration, programming and housing, visit the Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit homepage.

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Registration is now open for #UMC22. Register today to join water and wastewater managers and professionals at one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences in the water sector. Register before January 14 to take advantage of the super saver rate.

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There are many ways to contribute to WEF, as well as opportunities for engagement. Here are the means to support WEF financially.

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Are you a small utility interested in wastewater surveillance but in need of an autosampler? To expand wastewater surveillance activities to a broader array of wastewater treatment plants serving diverse populations, WEF invites applications from small utilities interested in receiving a free autosampler as part of our activities under our Cooperative Agreement with the US CDC. Applications are due ​January 31, 2022.

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The federal district court in Charleston, South Carolina, has given “preliminary approval” to a proposed Class Action Settlement regarding wipe products between Plaintiff Charleston Water System and Defendant Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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Share your expertise at the highly regarded and most rigorously reviewed technical conference in the water quality, wastewater, and stormwater sectors. Submission deadline: December 15.

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The Water Leadership Institute allows you to engage in management training, develop leadership, and build strong, lasting relationships within the water industry. Submit your application to join the Class of 2022 – the application is open until January 20, 2022.

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WEF proudly announces the 2021 WEF Awards recipients for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water profession.

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🎧 LISTEN to Shalene Thomas of Wood discuss the meaning of One Water and how it promotes the value of all water. She explains how One Water can be a framework for increased collaboration, including among a variety of stakeholders in a community. Shalene also talks about using One Water as an approach for managing emerging contaminants and for planning for a sustainable water future.

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🎧 LISTEN to a new podcast episode with Antoine Walter of GF Piping Systems, who discusses the unique perspective on trends that a piping systems company has on the water industry. He talks about trends in upgrading facilities, onsite reuse and decentralized systems, and sensors and data, as well as how a manufacturer supports changes in these areas. Antoine also shares his perspective on the challenges in the global supply chain and how companies are adapting.

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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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