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 President Jamie Eichenberger talks about his background in water and the importance of Student and Young Professionals programs.


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The application period for the 2022 Water Leadership Institute is open from November 1 to January 20.

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On Saturday, October 16, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee completed the 13th Annual WEFTEC Community Service Project.

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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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Today marks World Toilet Day, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a UN-Water Partner, is committed to engaging the water community in this public education effort. Read the latest blog from Laila Sukkariyyah, WEF Senior Manager of Global Programs, detailing WEF’s support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, which calls for universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation by 2030.

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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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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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As part of its Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will be providing autosamplers at no cost to at least 225 small utilities, including those in rural and tribal regions.

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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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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 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 Steve Dye provide a briefing on the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, including a breakdown of the $51 billion for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. Steve also talks about the important role of WEF members in the historic investment.

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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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Work for Water is a valuable resource for job seekers, students and veterans interested in pursuing or advancing careers in the water sector.

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