WEF Cares

WEF members build an outdoor learning classroom and rain garden at the Annual WEF Community Service Project.

WEF Members Care

From building bioswales and rain gardens at our annual conference to educating elementary school students about the value of water, WEF members care deeply about giving back to the water environment and improving public health. Explore this page to learn about the ways in which WEF Members work to create a healthy global water environment and how you can volunteer your time and expertise.

Charities of Choice

The Water Environment Federation is pleased to recognize several nonprofit organizations that focus on philanthropic work domestically and/or in developing countries. These organizations provide services that help ensure the water environment is enhanced or preserved and that public health is protected.

These Charities of Choice strive to make conditions better “on the ground” and in communities and provide opportunities for water professionals to volunteer their assistance. An organization’s services may be remote and/or may include sending volunteers to provide in-person assistance to improve the water environment. WEF encourages its 30,000 members to volunteer their time and expertise to these organizations or contribute in other ways.


This event features water quality professionals performing eclectic musical selections in a professional networking environment. Proceeds benefit Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Charitable Organizations.

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Water Palooza

WEF's Water Palooza education day engages students in hands-on and demonstrative activities that promote the value of water and encourage students to become stewards of their own water environment

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WEF Community Service Project

The WEF Community Service Project aims to make a difference in the WEFTEC host city by leaving a positive impact on the local water environment and educating the community about the value of water.

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Community Service

Charity of Choice: Engineers Without Borders

EWB-USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Without Borders

Charity of Choice: Water For People

Water For People is an international nonprofit based in Denver, Colorado. Their goal is to bring water, sanitation, and hygiene services to everyone, and to make sure those solutions last forever.

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Charity of Choice: Operators Without Borders

Operators Without Borders seeks to provide certified, volunteer water and wastewater operators who can support utilities in developing countries following emergency and disaster situations to ensure that safe drinking water and wastewater management services are resumed.

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Without Borders

Charity of Choice: Global Water Stewardship

Global Water Stewardship resolves sanitation issues in the developing world by educating people and engineering sustainable centralized solutions that keep waterways clean and communities healthy.