WEF Membership Equips Professionals With Tools To Protect Water


Membership in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) carries many benefits and exclusive perks. Because members help protect and enhance water quality, WEF strives to provide them with access to the knowledge and tools needed for sustainable water resource management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.

Benefits include discounts on WEF’s many educational events and various educational products and services, access to technical publications and regulatory updates, unique networking and career-building opportunities, and the ability to join WEF committees and receive WEF awards.

To help members stay updated on advances, trends, and solutions, WEF provides access to such publications as Water Environment & Technology and the WEF Conference Proceedings.

To help facilitate continual learning and help members earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs), or contact hours, WEF offers discounts to WEFTECand other conferences, seminars, and workshops. WEF also offers discounts on books and manuals of practice, as well as online courses in the WEF Knowledge Center.

To enhance networking and professional relationships, WEF provides many opportunities to join discussions with other water-sector professionals through such venues as WEFCOM (the WEF member online workspace) and WEF’s LinkedIn page. WEF members also can build leadership skills through participating in WEF committees. Committees develop and discuss ideas and actions in many fields pertaining to water resources, wastewater, and water quality.

To help advance careers, WEF provides members with the opportunity to nominate or to be nominated for awards. A number ofWEF awards, recognizing outstanding contribution to the water environment profession, require nominees to be members. WEF also provides access to the WEF Job Bank.

Because WEF realizes that membership needs vary from one individual or group to the next, it offers a number of different membership categories. Primary membership categories includeProfessional, Professional Wastewater Operator, Young Professional, and Student. WEF’s Utility Partnership Programenables utilities to consolidate all employee members into a single account and choose the appropriate value packages based on employees’ needs. WEF also offers other opportunities for corporate members and international members.

For more information on WEF membership or how to join today, contact Jessica LaFever at jlafever@wef.org or (703) 684-2400 ext. 7052.