Water Environment Federation

Registered Name
Water Environment Federation
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The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of more than 34,000 individual members and 75 Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.

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Annual Budget
August 2019
2% Loss
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending



WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is recognized as the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. WEFTEC's massive exhibition and technical program provide unparalleled access to the field's most cutting-edge information, technologies, services, and networking. As the largest annual water quality event in the world, WEFTEC also provides access to the latest technologies, services and products for those looking to develop, improve or upgrade water management systems and programs.

Publications and Subscriptions


WEF publishes various technical magazines and books, including Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). WE&T is the publication professionals read to learn about the latest technologies, trends, and news in water quality. Members receive it monthly as a membership benefit. In addition, the publication is sold on a subscription basis to libraries and other water professionals. WEF also publishes Water Environment Research, a peer-reviewed research journal, an extensive range of peer-reviewed books and manuals, and a number of other magazines and newsletters. WEF copublishes Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater with the American Public Health Association and the American Water Works Association.


TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS - As the leading source of water quality expertise, WEF is committed to advancing the water engineering and technical practices in the water environment field through specialty conferences that focus on specific topics such as collection systems, utility management, residuals and biosolids management, nutrient removal and more.


PUBLIC OUTREACH & ADVOCACY - through education, congressional testimony, focused campaigns, and grassroots government affairs efforts, information is disseminated to public officials, media and targeted audiences.

Membership Services


Provides engagement and customer services to members, member associations and affiliated organizations, recruits new members, and administers regional meetings to update members on the latest professional issues and best practices.


GRANTS & CONTRACTS - Grant funds for the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Practices and Program Initiative were used to develop a framework for the formation of a national program in the Stormwater sector. Contract funds from DC Water were used to establish the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program, which will certify individuals to install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure systems.


Rick Warner President
Jenny Hartfelder President-elect
Thomas Kunetz Vice President
Ed Mccormick Immediate Past President
Paul Bowen Immediate Past President
Ralph E. Exton Treasurer
Penny Young Deputy Executive Director & CFO
Joan Hawley Trustee
Claus Homann Trustee
Jacqueline A. Jarrell Trustee
Lynn Broaddus Trustee
Karen Kubick Trustee
Peter Vanrolleghem Trustee
Eileen O'neill Executive Director
Pamela Henry Deputy Executive Director
Timothy Williams Deputy Executive Director
Linda Kelly Senior Dir, Assoc Engagement
Matthew Ries Chief Technical Officer
Cari Mcbride Account Manager
Lynn Thomson Senior Director, Information Technology
Melissa Jackson Senior Director, Publishing
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