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Every year, on the Saturday before WEFTEC, volunteers gather for the WEF Community Service Project. Help us continue this 14-year tradition and join us in New Orleans on Saturday, October 8.

Learn About This Year's Project

The Water Environment Federation is happy to announce the 14 distinguished members who make up the 2022 class of WEF Fellows. This prestigious designation recognizes their exemplary contributions to the WEF community and their significant professional achievements and stature.

Meet the 2022 WEF Fellows

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, which will be led by new President Jamie Eichenberger.

Meet the Trustees

The Water Leadership Institute Class of 2021 includes 54 water professionals representing 29 states, Canada, and New Zealand. These graduates are the 10th class of the institute and join 343 alumni of the program.

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For the first time ever, we will broadcast live from WEFTEC. This programming will give everyone, everywhere the chance to sample some of the best of WEFTEC.

We also know that not everyone who wants to join us will be able to. To help bridge that gap and provide a sense of the action happening live in Chicago, we have designed this free, open access portal.

See What's Streaming Live

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are core principles to the Water Environment Federation's mission. We are committed to creating an organization that acknowledges and celebrates our unique differences and that includes bringing you a full slate of DEI programming at WEFTEC.

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Every individual who attends WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or results of a negative test for COVID-19 obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival at registration to pick up credentials. These new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate.

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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The Water Environment Federation is proud to announce two recipients of the 2020 Innovative Technology Awards. This competition recognizes up to four outstanding technologies and companies from among WEF Exhibitor Members who have introduced new innovative products or services related to the water sector.

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The Water Environment Federation proudly announces the 52 graduates of its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020.

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Join us on a journey as we learn about and celebrate the significance of this award-winning program with WEF staff and project participants as our guide.

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Recognizing extraordinary efforts to protect local health and safety, detect and eliminate environmental hazards, and build support for stormwater management through extensive public outreach, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Virginia) Stormwater Institute recently announced winners of its 2020 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 15 distinguished members as the 2020 WEF Fellows.

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For 2020, the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) will be a fully virtual event held over five days, October 5 to 9. Called WEFTEC Connect, this virtual experience will offer attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.

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We are committed to providing opportunities to our members and water sector professionals that meet interests, ability to travel, and financial resources. To achieve this, we have expanded WEFTEC to include virtual education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking components through our new virtual event called WEFTEC Connect.

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