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. 

Water Crisis in Jackson, Miss.: WEF Responds

WEF President Jamie Eichenberger and President-elect Ifetayo Venner discuss how the crisis reflects a lack of investment in water infrastructure and in communities of color.

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Learn from WEFTEC 2022 Master Lecturer Charles Bott

This year Charles Bott will serve as the WEFTEC 2022 Master Lecturer and present the keynote speech, "Navigating the Entropy of Innovation." Charles discusses the innovation, treatment, and technology space in detail, how innovation takes risks and how to mitigate potential pitfalls.

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WEF Expanding Our Circle

As WEF members and water professionals, our work in water truly makes a difference for the world. So that we can grow our positive impact on global challenges, WEF is working to build a diverse, passionate, purpose-driven workforce. Join us as we move forward together.

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🎧 Listen to Boyd Gregg of ENGIE North America discuss why the water sector needs to pay even more attention to energy use at facilities. He explains how the energy profile at a utility can be improved through upgrades and optimization.

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To prepare for her new role as WEF biosolids director, Maile Lono-Batura canvassed the biosolids community to gather insights on what the sector is getting right, what isn’t working and how the sector can course-correct or reinvent itself where it is missing the mark.

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Interested in learning about the role communicators play in crafting and telling the water sector’s stories? If so, this blog post is for you!

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Mississippi's capital city is not the first community to face a water crisis, and it will not be the last. It is time for the United States and the water sector to become much more proactive in addressing the infrastructure and environmental justice challenges facing too many communities.

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WEF's newest operator training manual is designed to help you master the concepts and practices you need to be confident on exam day and throughout your career! Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals III covers advanced wastewater treatment and helps operators prepare for the third and fourth levels of certification examinations.

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) experts have reacted swiftly to concerns about monkeypox and compiled critical information for water sector workers and leaders. Get this fact sheet now.

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Clean water is essential for the health and well-being of individuals and communities, and it is important to remember that all water is connected.

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Perhaps no aspect of water and wastewater treatment is more important than the workforce that performs the day-to-day work needed to provide safe drinking water and to protect our public waterways.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the U.S. The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize utilities that have demonstrated nitrogen or phosphorus reductions and developed robust community outreach programs.

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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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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is announcing the 2022 WEF Published Papers and Education Awards, which recognize WEF members for their significant impact in promoting awareness and understanding of water issues through the development of peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and academic curricula.

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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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Featured Event

Waterside Chat 2022

  • Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act during the Waterside Chat at WEFTEC 2022. WEF’s Past, Current, and Incoming Presidents will share hosting duties for this special one-hour celebration and vision-setting group of discussions among water sector leaders.