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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We can’t wait to see you at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago! Watch a welcome from WEF President Lynn Broaddus.

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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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Wastewater Surveillance Project

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Sanderson and CDC NWSS Program Lead Amy Kirby talk about CDC, WEF, and the wastewater surveillance.

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The AWWA/WEF YP Summit 2021 Virtual Event is Aug. 3, 2021. Registration is now open! Click to register and learn more about the event’s program and speakers.

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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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🎧 LISTEN to Paul Bowen Paul say the best way to be prepared for the future is strategic planning, an activity in which he participated at both WEF and Coca-Cola. He discusses the need to include risk assessment and risk mitigation in the planning process to lessen the negative impacts of future obstacles. Paul also talks about the importance of debriefings after activities and events, not just to identify what went wrong but additionally what went right. 

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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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WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2021

  • Water and wastewater managers and professionals will gather to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management.