There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Join more than 30,000 water professionals today and begin enjoying the many benefits of WEF membership including highly regarded publications, technical resources, networking and professional development opportunities (both online and in-person).

WEF membership puts the resources you need within reach, and gives you access to people and opportunities that will help strengthen your career.

Determine your membership category from options listed in the sections below.


Any individual, working or interested in water quality, may join WEF as a Professional Member.

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Global Professional

Help advance water quality around the world. Gain access to resources, information and network with colleagues through WEF's Global Professional membership. Global Professional membership is available to any individual, living outside of the U.S., its territories and Canada, interested or involved in water quality. 

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The Executive package provides access to a comprehensive suite of WEF member benefits, designed to supply senior  level professionals with access to water knowledge, the ability to stay current in the field, and the tools needed to make sound decisions. 

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Professional Operator

Operators and technicians directly involved in water reuse, wastewater treatment, collection systems, or laboratory operations may join as Professional Operator Members. Utility managers, engineers, consultants, manufacturer representatives, attorneys, academics, etc., do not qualify for this category.

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Young Professionals

Emerging leaders within the water quality profession who are either new to WEF membership or making a transition from being a student member to a Professional member, may become Young Professional Members. Eligibility requires experience in the industry and less than 35 years old. Valid for the first three years of WEF membership.

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Instructors/Professors interested in subjects related to water quality may become Academic Members.

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Corporate membership is available to companies that support the water environment profession and wish to affiliate their organization with the leaders of the water quality field. WEF also welcomes any organization that supports the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. One corporate contact, from the Corporate member organization, is entitled to all Corporate member benefits.

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Students who are enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited college or university and provide written documentation, verifying their student status, may join as a Student Member. A faculty or advisor must provide signed verification of the member's student status on official school letterhead, within 30 days of joining.

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e-Global Professional membership is available to any individual, living outside of the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada. This membership package includes Global Professional membership benefits that are available in electric and online format.

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Exhibitor membership is designed for firms and organizations that are suppliers and service providers to the water environment field and who decide to partner with the water quality community to do business more effectively. Exhibitor Members are typically companies that exhibit at WEF conferences and WEFTEC.

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WEF Life

Individuals who have been a member of WEF for 35 or more consecutive years, and are at age 65 or older, are eligible to apply for WEF Life Membership.

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Utility Partnership Program

The WEF Utility Partnership Program (UPP) consolidates all WEF members within your organization into one account, streamlining the renewal process and maximizing your resources.

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