The Water Environment Federation’s Laboratory Practices Committee (WEF LPC) is made up of volunteer members from academia, consulting firms, utilities, government agencies, and manufacturers. WEFLPC develops technical products to promote general understanding of laboratory practices for water and wastewater. Membership is open to all WEF members.
Scope of committee activities include:
- Development of, workshops, seminars, training, and technical sessions for WEFTEC® and other events
- Development of publications related to laboratory practices topics
- Support development of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewaterpublication through the Standard Methods Subcommittee
- Submission of comments to pending laboratory related regulations, guidance, and accreditation entities such as The NELAC Institute (TNI)
- Development of public outreach presentations expressing laboratory practices issues
- Partnering with other organizations in development of laboratory practices activities
- Distribution of an e-newsletter
Committee members volunteer through:
- Attendance at meetings
- Participation in subcommittees
- Participation in WEFCOM discussions
- Other volunteer activities such as writing articles for the WEF magazine, WE&T.
The Laboratory Practices Committee meets in person once a year at the WEF annual WEFTEC® conference and three times a year via phone.
All committee members are invited to initiate and/or participate in online LPC discussions and upload or access documents via the WEFCOM Laboratory Practices Community.
For more information on participating as an active member in WEF LPC, review these guidelines or contact the LPC chair.