WEF’s Member Associations (MAs) provide exciting and informative activities and services to WEF members around the world. Their programs include high quality technical conferences, operator training and certification programs, local and regional legislative and regulatory activities, educational programs, affiliations with other professional organizations, and much more.


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The team's focus is to provide better communication and engagement between the key volunteer leaders, the WEF Board, and WEF Staff. WEF Staff are assigned to each MA as a liaison and resource.  Click here for a list of Staff Liaisons.

Scott E. Wilson, Senior Director, Association Engagement | (703) 684-2459
Dianne Crilley, Director, MA Programs | PH:703.684.2445
Kelsey Hurst, Manager, AE & Awards | PH: 703.684.2477
Stevi Hunt-Cottrell, Manager, SJWP | PH: 703.6842454
Megan Livak, Manager, SYPC | PH: 703.684.2400 Ext 7220

Information Technology
The IT staff serves as a resource for MA leaders on development opf and access to MA online reports from the WEF database.

Marissa Adawag, Programmer/Report Writer | PH: 703.684.2400 Ext 7732

MA Resource Center

The Member Association Resource Center provides important information to assist WEF MAs in their work with WEF.  

WEF & MAs Resources and Knowledge Sharing Workshop

February 20 - 22, 2019
Holiday Inn, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

GOAL:  To share relevant information and knowledge that better enables partnerhsips and the overall success of MA association leadership.

WORKSHOP PURPOSE: WEF's MAs are broadly diversified organizations, with business activities ranging from event planning to publishing to member services all under one roof.  The role of the MA staff is increasingly demanding calling for smart and efficient competencies.  This event offers a forum to learn from each other how to lead diverse volunteer leaders. 

ATTENDEES: This event is by invitation only offered to MAs with and without professional paid Staff.  WEF encourages each MA to identify one person who would most benefit from attending.

Questions: Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley


View What's Happening in the World of WEFMAX

WEFMAX is a WEF budgeted annual program offering Member Association (MA) leaders an opportunity to attend one of four meetings each year that provides a forum to learn what is new from WEF and provides sessions for ongoing exchange of MA information.  These meetings also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success. Many Federation and MA programs have found their origins in ideas discussed and presented at these meetings.  The Water Environment Federation represents an extensive network of professionals in the water quality field, MA exchange sessions lie at the core of this network.

2019 WEFMAX Hosts:

British Columbia in Vancouver, March 13 - 15
AZ Water in Phoenix, March 27 - 29
Kentucky-Tennessee, April 24 - 26
Alabama in Perdido Beach, May 15 - 17

WEFLeader News

WEFLeader news offers Member Association and WEF leaders monthly up-to-date news from WEF.  Various special issues are offered throughout the year that are specific to one topic.  You can easily view current, special and past issues through clicking on the link below.   Member log-in is required to access this area.

View WEFLeader News

WEFTEC Leadership Day

WEFTEC Leadership Day 2018
New Orleans Convention Center | New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 11:30 am – 4:00 pm | Room 271-273

WEFTEC Leadership Day will offer MA Leaders an opportunity to meet with over 130+ MA Leaders from around the world.  WEF provides sessions that offer a variety of resources to help MA Leaders in their daily volunteer efforts.  


Welcome & Lunch
(11:30 am - 12:30 pm) - WEF President Jenny Hartfelder

WEFMAX 2019   (12:30 - 1:00 pm)
Keith HobsonWEF Incoming HOD Speaker
Doug Pike2018 HOD WEFMAX Committee Chair         

WEF is moving into another exciting WEFMAX year in 2019.  Hosts from the British Columbia, AZ Water, Kentucky-Tennessee, and Alabma are busy planning for their event.  Each host will give a promotional brief to showcase WEFMAX in their local area and to include how they are working to incorporate further networking and sharing with the MA Leader attendees! 

More details to be announced soon!