Public Health

Today's water industry operates complex treatment, collection, and distribution systems to protect public and ecological health, and using the data that can be collected through smart water technologies gives us unforeseen value as utilities work to address complex public health issues.


The latest public health articles, videos, and other content from throughout the organization and across the water sector.

Industrial Water Resources
Save Big on WEF Publications Through 12/23

Save up to 30% on print and digital WEF publications through the end of the year!

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Experience the Inspiration of WEFTEC 2023 Again

Revisit the highlights of WEFTEC 2023 Opening General Session.

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Industrial Water Resources
WEFTEC 2023 Exceeds Expectations

This year’s WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, lived up to its reputation as the water sector's leading marketplace for ...

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May 16

Odors & Air Pullutants 2023

Join us in Charlotte, NC., to experience a robust program highlighting continued advances in the ordors and air pollutants sector. Hear from professionals as they highlight new technologies, successful innovations, and current best practices.

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Public Communication and Outreach Community (PCOC)

This community develops and supports comprehensive education and outreach directed at WEF members and the general public.

PCOC is charged to develop/support education and outreach for WEF members, the public, media, and public policymakers to encourage informed decision-making on economic, environmental, public health, operating, and social policy issues associated with the water environment.

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