Oct. 5 - 9 | New Orleans

Make your mark on water quality and environmental sustainability. Immerse yourself in WEFTEC 2024—it's more than just a conference. Connect in person with the full water community and work toward a world free of water challenges.


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Shape the Future of Water Resource Recovery

WEF is revising the sixth edition of Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (MOP 8) to reflect the latest practices and insights. We need your expertise for the recommendations, changes, or additions.

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Save up to 50% on WEF Standards, MOPs, training manuals, and more only at SHOPWEF. Use code: SUMMER to save 30% on WEF Standards, technical publications, and training manuals in our online store. WEF Members: Save more with your member discount, for a total of 50% off! 

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Don’t miss out on WEF's online community, WEFUnity, an interactive platform from the Water Environment Federation. Join thousands of water professionals and enjoy benefits including access to communities and hundreds of focus groups, an extensive library of media resources, and more.

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Selected Upcoming Events

WEF offers an assortment of conferences, webcasts, and other meetings and events. View the list of All Events

  • 11 - 14 Feb

    WEF/AWWA Utility Management 2025

    Get prepared for the WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2025 in Dallas, Texas, to join water and wastewater managers and professionals at one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences in the water sector.

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  • 06 - 09 May

    Residuals & Biosolids and Innovations in Treatment Technology 2025

    Hear from professionals as they highlight new technologies, successful innovations, and current best practices. Get a real-world look at projects implemented, and participate in an interactive experience with equipment, technology, and service vendors that continue to improve efforts in providing high-quality infrastructure throughout the country.

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Innovation and the Circular Water Economy

Innovation is critical to the water sector. WEF is always looking for new approaches to help solve existing problems that affect human and environmental well-being. Watch to see some of the different ways WEF supports innovation in the field.

WEF Water Stories

Featured performers at the 2023 Opening General Session included Chicago’s first-ever Poet Laureate, Avery R. Young, who performed during the event.

Water Sector Comms Scholars Experience WEFTEC 2023

WEF brought a group of water sector communicators to WEFTEC 2023. Emily Garner is Public Utilities Information Specialist for the Greenville North Carolina Public Utilities Commission. Emily shares her experience at WEFTEC.


Developing a diverse and passionate workforce that encourages more diversity in the water workforce is part of WEF's Strategic Plan. Charlotte Water Operator, Stacia Wilkes, tells us why she chose a career in water and why more women should too! 


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Stormwater & Watershed Management
Researchers Determine Mystery Cause Behind Brown Bioretention Basins

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Give Back to Our Host City

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Imagine life free of water challenges. What does that look like to you? Check out WEF’s new Strategic Plan to see how we’ll get there and then share your water story.

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WEF is a source of high-quality technical resources featuring the latest research, news, and education. WEF's members and other credible resources have created and compiled this information into the Practice Area groupings listed in the dropdown menu.


From hands-on-training and leadership opportunities, such as Operations Challenge, to online training, such as the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series, WEF provides operators with many opportunities to advance on-the-job knowledge and develop their careers.

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Water & Wastewater Treatment

More than 16,000 publicly owned water resource recovery facilities operate in the United States. Skilled engineers and operators work together to ensure new and updated facilities continue to protect public health and the environment.

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Biosolids Resource Recovery

Through biosolids management, solid residue from wastewater treatment is processed to reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors, forming a safe, beneficial agricultural product. Biosolids are carefully monitored and must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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Industrial Water Resources

Industries treat and reuse wastewater and process water as well as provide environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment while reducing costs and maintaining value for their businesses.

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Utility Management

To respond to myriad daily challenges faced by water and wastewater utility leaders, WEF continuously works with its members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives; resources; and educational, training, and networking opportunities.

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Government & Regulatory Affairs

WEF advocacy activities aim to educate WEF members and the water sector on public policy issues related to water quality and resources and equip them to play a greater role in water policy discussions.

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Collection Systems and Conveyance

The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater has brought dramatic improvements to public health. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers.

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Stormwater & Watershed Management

Take a comprehensive look at how all water resources, including uplands, drainage basins, wetlands, stormwater, surface water, and groundwater interact.

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Public Health

The water sector and its systems protect public and ecological health. Using the data that can be collected through smart water technologies provides additional insights to address complex public health issues.

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Connect with our community of water professionals who ensure that our local communities have access to clean water that protects public health. Explore our member benefits and find the membership type that’s right for you.

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