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. 

Operations Challenge Laboratory Event Tutorial

Walk through the Operations Challenge Laboratory Event. Learn about event set up and what the judges are looking for. The event will run like this through 2023.


Attend UMC 2022

WEF Conference Committee Co-Chair Amy Corriveau explains how the 2022 WEF-AWWA Utility Management Conference is a key opportunity for water leaders to learn about the latest trends and network with peers.

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Inaugural Public Health Conference

WEF Conference Committee Co-Chair Amy Corriveau discusses the new Public Health and Water Conference and Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit scheduled for March 21-24 in Cincinnati.

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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 no strings attached as part of our activities under our Cooperative Agreement with the US CDC. Applications are due ​January 31, 2022.

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Register today for WEF's newest conference, Public Health and Water Conference & Wastewater Disease Surveillance Summit. 

Join water and public health professionals as they share ideas on how to address some of the most pressing health issues of our time.

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Building pathways to the water sector. Submit an application for the opportunity to receive $25,000 toward your graduate studies.

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Working to cultivate a sustainable water sector workforce. Now accepting applications for scholarship awards up to $5,000.

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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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Registration for the 2022 Young Professionals Summit being held Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in sunny Orlando, Fla., is now open! Join WEF and AWWA for this exciting one-day event including motivating speakers and thought-provoking sessions for YPs.

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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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Test your knowledge of wastewater and laboratory topics using Skills Builder.

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WEF, in collaboration with the EPA, has launched the NutrientSmart program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhanced nutrient management practices by water utilities and distribute information on tools and methods for lowering nutrients.

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🎧 LISTEN to a #podcast about the slate of @WEForg educational conferences in 2022, which are on the topics of utility management, public health, collection systems, biosolids, process engineering, and stormwater. We hope to see you at these events!

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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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