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.
The latest utility management articles, videos, and other content from throughout the organization and across the water sector.
Faced with the challenges of aging infrastructure, the lack of funding, and the desire to maintain affordable rates, while meeting the customers’ needs, utility managers are looking for more effective ways to make decisions about capital improvement and infrastructure maintenance.
The WISE (Water Intrapreneurs for Successful Enterprises) program is designed to leverage a systemic approach to improve different aspects of managing a water-sector utility. The WISE mission is to apply system thinking and provide a methodology for utilities to improve their capabilities and enable management practices focused on value and overall performance.
Focusing on issues of increasing urgency, this comprehensive manual of practice teaches the reader expert methods for handling all financial aspects of wastewater collection and treatment. Created and peer-reviewed by international authorities at the Water Environment Federation.
Together, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation are once again partnering to offer this prestigious gathering of utility executives and managers.Learn More about UMC 2023
The main goal of the UMC is to promote the adoption of effective and sustainable management practices across all aspects of wastewater utility operations. Community members work to develop appropriate and timely educational and outreach tools and techniques (workshops, presentations, webinars, white papers, technical sessions, and manuals of practice) to educate and train utility managers at all levels.
UMC contains five subcommittees - Facilities Management, Finance and Administration, CIP Planning and Delivery, Strategic Organizational Practices, and Workforce Sustainability - to help target their efforts.Join UMC
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WEF is a source of high-quality technical resources featuring the latest research, news, and education. WEF's members and other credible resources have created and compiled this information into the Practice Area groupings listed in the dropdown menu.