wefnews logo.png

WEF News provides the articles, videos, and other conent from most of WEF's news sources. The items below represent a wide scope of the regulatory, organizational, membership, current events, and conference happenings at WEF.

The filters provide the ability to narrow your search by topic, focus, news source, or year. Also be sure to check out our focus on  This Month's Practice Area.

To stay up to date with our latest news and annoucements, join our mailing list.

New details are emerging about the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition (SDC), which will be the first virtual design competition in the event’s 18-year history.

Read More

Look inside this preview publication to learn more about the WEFTEC Connect educational programming, Exhibitor Showcase, and networking opportunities that are being developed for this October.

Explore the Preview

We want to help share your stories about the helpful, productive, inspiring, and kind actions that you have witnessed. Tell us about those moments where everyday water sector heroes came through and deserve to receive some recognition and gratitude.

Read More

Listen to Dr. Andrew Sanderson, WEF Chief Medical Officer, share his views on the scope and vision for the position and how it will support water sector worker safety.

Listen Now

Submissions for the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition are due by June 5 at 8 p.m. eastern time. Further, the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee, which hosts the competition, has made the choice to make the competition all virtual.

Read More

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) are pleased to announce that they have chosen Per Henrik Nielsen to be the 2020 WEFTEC Master Lecturer.

Read More

Help us educate WEFTEC participants while gaining additional exposure for your company by presenting as part of the technical program at WEFTEC 2020.

Apply Today

Operators, ready to share your good work? The Operator Ingenuity Contest is back for 2020.

Enter Today

With about 7 months until WEFTEC 2020 kicks off in New Orleans, the Program Committee has already been hard at work reviewing abstracts and organizing presentations into sessions, tracks, and themes. The conference will offer many ways to learn and many networking opportunities.

Read More

Tanja Rauch-Williams discusses the WEF ReNEW project. ReNEW is an effort by WEF to understand where we stand with resource recovery now and to call for action to improve technology and capabilities to recovery more resources from water.

Watch the Video

Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about how DOE and EERE intersect with the water sector and the Department of Energy's Water Desalination Hub funding selection.

Watch the Video

Jake Burwell, a member of the TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas, came to the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about Operations Challenge.

Watch the Video

Kathy Schubert, NASA Glenn Research Center Senior Project Manager, visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about her work at NASA and the importance of water to space exploration.

Watch the Videp

The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association's Elevated Ops from Denver won Division 1 and the Water Environment Association of Texas’ South Mesquite Rangers from Mesquite placed first in Division 2.

See All the Winners

Dr. Bruce Logan of Penn State University visited the WEFTEC Now Studio to talk about his presentation during the 2019 Master Lecturer session and the future of energy sustainability.

Watch the Video