WEF's peer-reviewed standards and other publications are intended to provide information through a review of technical practices and detailed procedures that research and experience have shown to be functional and practical. These peer-review standards and other publications are essential to helping water quality professionals enhance their skills, further their technical knowledge, and advance their careers in the circular water economy.

Technical Publications
WEF’s Technical Publications include essential standards and Manuals of Practice (MOPs), which document the established best practices in the industry, as well as special publications on emerging topics. All WEF technical publications are peer-reviewed and developed by industry experts. Visit ShopWEF to browse and purchase WEF Publications.

Study Guides
WEF Study Guides are designed for today’s professional operators. Our guides cover a wide range of facility operations including, biosolids, collection systems, laboratory testing, and wastewater operations. Several of our guides are written in conjunction with ABC and C2EP to help operators prepare for the certification examinations. To browse our Study Guides, please visit ShopWEF.

New & Noteworthy

Standards for Automation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 21-24 NEW!

Standards for Operation of Nutrient Removal Facilities, WEF 37-24   NEW!

The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Operator Training Series

Existing Sewer Evaluation and Rehabilitation, MOP FD-6, 4th edition NEW!

Membrane Bioreactors, MOP 36, 2nd Edition NEW!

The Dynamics of Water Innovation A Guide to Water Technology Commercialization  NEW!

Wastewater Engineering: Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities NEW!

Standards for Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 11 NEW!

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater™, 24th edition NEW!

PFAS in the Water and Wastewater Sectors: Fundamentals, Management, and Treatment NEW!

Standards for Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 8   NEW!

The Water Professional’s Guide to Infectious Disease Outbreaks NEW!

Solids Process Design and Management, 2nd Edition NEW!

Design of Wastewater and Stormwater Pumping Stations MOP FD-4, 3rd Edition NEW!

Basic Laboratory Procedures for the Operator-Analyst, 6th Edition  NEW!


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WEF publishes a variety of technical publications, including newsletters, manuals of practice and other books, magazines, and journals. WEF publications cover a wide variety of topics and reach both U.S. and international audiences.

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