WEF is committed to increasing awareness of the impact and value of water
WEF is committed to increasing awareness of the impact and value of water.
As a critical part of our mission, WEF works to elevate clean water, the water profession, clean water services, and the infrastructure that supports it as essential to protecting public health, the environment, and quality of life.
Water's Worth It Value of Water Campaign
Our WATER’S WORTH IT® broad-based public outreach campaign helps with this effort by highlighting the value of clean water, educating the public about important water quality issues, and encouraging a shared responsibility to sustainably manage it. The campaign has been updated and relaunched with modern visuals, an expanded messaging platform, and a new set of high-impact outreach resources, including a national PSA, “Why Water’s Worth It.”
WEF is also a founding partner in the national Value of Water Campaign and works closely with the American Water Works Association (AWWA)to develop tools and resources that will help support your efforts to educate and inform consumers, public officials, decision-makers, and stakeholders about the value and importance of water.
Developed by WEF and AWWA, this toolkit of no-cost materials is intended to help you communicate the value of water, water and wastewater services, and the need for infrastructure investment.
Planning Tools & Reference Materials
Connect with our community of water professionals who ensure that our local communities have access to clean water that protects public health. Explore our member benefits and find the membership type that’s right for you.
From hands-on-training and leadership opportunities, such as Operations Challenge, to online training, such as the Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series, WEF provides operators with many opportunities to advance on-the-job knowledge and develop their careers.
More than 16,000 publicly owned water resource recovery facilities operate in the United States. Skilled engineers and operators work together to ensure new and updated facilities continue to protect public health and the environment.
Through biosolids management, solid residue from wastewater treatment is processed to reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors, forming a safe, beneficial agricultural product. Biosolids are carefully monitored and must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Industries treat and reuse wastewater and process water as well as provide environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment while reducing costs and maintaining value for their businesses.
To respond to myriad daily challenges faced by water and wastewater utility leaders, WEF continuously works with its members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives; resources; and educational, training, and networking opportunities.
WEF advocacy activities aim to educate WEF members and the water sector on public policy issues related to water quality and resources and equip them to play a greater role in water policy discussions.
The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater has brought dramatic improvements to public health. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers.
Take a comprehensive look at how all water resources, including uplands, drainage basins, wetlands, stormwater, surface water, and groundwater interact.
The water sector and its systems protect public and ecological health. Using the data that can be collected through smart water technologies provides additional insights to address complex public health issues.