The Public Communication and Outreach Committee (PCOC) develops and supports comprehensive education and outreach directed at WEF members and the general public.

The WEF Public Communication & Outreach Committee (PCOC) is charged to develop/support education and outreach for WEF members, the public, media, and public policy makers to encourage informed decision-making on economic, environmental, public health, operating, and social policy issues associated with the water environment.

To apply to this committee, please go to [email protected] and send an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • WEF ID Number
  • Committee of Interest
  • A short explanation of why you would like to join this committee (1 – 2 sentences).



Video: We chatted with Rich McConaghy and Suzanne Hebert of the Water Resource Education Center in Vancouver, Wash., about their tips for building a public outreach/education program. Check out what they had to say!

Shea Dunifon, 2022-2024
Tel: 727-582-2898
Email:[email protected]

Allison Fore, 2022 - 2024
Tel: 312-751-6626
Email: [email protected]

Staff Manager
Travis Loop
Tel: 703 684-2465
Email:[email protected] 

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WEFTEC Sessions