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.
The MA Resource Center is a "member only" log-in area where you can find tons of information on association management, News articles, WEF Ads, webinars for MAs, strategic planning, coordinating the WEF representative's visit to your conferece and much more...
The team's focus is to provide better communication and engagement between the key volunteer leaders, WEF Staff and the WEF Board. WEF AE Staff are assigned to each MA as a liaison and resource. Click here for a list of Staff Liaisons.
This training contains information offering one license per Member Association to have access to view their own membership dashboard, various subscription data within their MA, MA case status, exploring tabs within the navigation bar, viewing reports & rebates.
June 30, 2022 - Leadership Series 2 Connection to Purpose: Getting Emerging Leaders Plugged In Registration - Zoom Welcome by Ifetayo Venner | Session Lead: Casy Gish
Objectives: • Framing the hurdles people experience within their MA and in WEF • Getting emerging leaders plugged into leadership roles within WEF and MAs • Include telling stories • MAs could use this as a model in their organization • Use this session to share HOD work – identify the hurdles we all face
March 31, 2022 - Leadership Series #1 The New Next – Plan, Prepare, and Future-Proof Your Event Strategy Video Recording | Handout - The New Next Top Takeaways
Speakers: Stephanie Jones, CAE, CMP, Managing Director, Professional Development and Event Strategy
Beth Surmount, CMP, Vice President of Event Strategy & Design at 360 Live Media
* The items above can be found in the MA Resource Center/MA Conferences/MA Code of Conduct
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August 24, 2021 Leadership Series #7 – Recognizing Committee Volunteer Engagement An interactive discussion on effective ways to recognize volunteer engagement. We will discuss impactful ways you can show up to lead so volunteers feel valued, heard, and appreciated.
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.
Confirmed future WEFMAX Hosts/Dates are listed below:
2022: Hawaii WEA, April 20 - 22 South Carolina, May 11 - 13 North Dakota, June 1 - 3
2023: Atlantic Canada - May 24 - 26 | Charlottetown, PE Missouri, TBD | St. Louis, MO Rocky Mountain, TBD| Denver, CO
WEF & MA Staff Workshop
GOAL: Partnering for Mutual Success. To share relevant information and knowledge that better enables partnerships 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 people who would most benefit from attending.
Feb 23, 2021 – Focus will be on MEMBERSHIP Keys to Grow, Retain, and Engage Members Attendees: MA Staff and MA Contacts and MA Membership Chairs Recording | Presentations: Stats & Trends, Onboarding | Notes
--------------------------------------------------- Feb 16, 2021 – Focus on FINANCE It's Not a Challenge...It's an Opportunity. Put Financial tools to Work Recording | Presentation | Meeting Notes
As part of our ongoing efforts to showcase and celebrate the work of WEF members, Member Associations, and water professionals around the world, we are seeking your help to expand WEF's photo library to include real professionals making a positive impact on their communities. WEF will provide appropriate photo credits and access to the complete library for your use to ensure that we are presenting a unified and consistent image. Click to view the guidelines and recommendations for photos WEF is seeking to receive.
Specifically, we are seeking donations and permission to use well-composed, well-lit, high-quality images of technologies that represent the full scope of the treatment process, direct and indirect environmental and community impacts, and the range of skilled workers "in action and on the job" rather than posed.
If interested, please submit photos and documents to: