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.

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

The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Operator Training Series 

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!

Urban Stormwater Controls Operation and Maintenance  

Improving Utilities with Systems Thinking: People, Process, and Technology 

Third Century of Biochemical Oxygen Demand, 2nd Edition 

Water Quality Instrumentation 

Affordability of Wastewater Services, 2nd Edition 

Information Technology for Water and Wastewater Utilities, MOP 33, 2nd Edition 

Technologies for CMOM Activities in Wastewater Collection Systems 

Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, 2nd Edition  

Wastewater Collection Systems Management, MOP 7, 7th Edition 

Safety, Health, and Security Standards for Water Resource Recovery, MOP 1, 7th Edition 

Planning, Design and Implementation for New and Upgraded Water Resource Recovery Facilities, 2nd edition  (MOP 28) 

Energy in Water Resource Recovery Facilities, 2nd Edition (MOP 32) 

Industrial Water Reclamation and Reuse to Minimize Liquid Discharge 

Peracetic Acid Disinfection: Implementation Considerations for Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Stormwater, Watershed and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

Odor Emissions and Control for Collection Systems and Water Resource Recovery FacilitiesMOP 25, 2nd Edition


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The Making of a WEF Manual of Practice

WEF's flagship Manual of Practice, Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, is the one and only definitive resource. In this video, learn about the key elements of the publication, how you can use the book in your work, and the rigorous process that WEF and our volunteers go through to create these manuals for our members and peers. To learn more about the book, visit wef.org/MOP11.

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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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