• During the pre-conference tour at the Annual Conference these individuals posed for a picture in front of Marston Hall on the ISU campus.  Marston was the site of the first wastewater operator training in the nation in 1915.


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The Iowa Water Environment Association, founded in 1927, exists today as an organization of professionals committed to the education and advancement of water quality and water pollution control techniques. The 600 plus members consist of educators, operators, engineers, regulators, municipal officials, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, contractors, and students.




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On-line registration for 2016 IAWEA Iowa Only Membership is now available.  Iowa Only members receive discounts to all IAWEA sponsored training/conferences and most IAWEA Region meetings. ...

The IAWEA Executive Board is once again urging members to complete applications for the WEF Quarter Century Operator Club.  The Quarter Century Operator Club recognizes operators of wastewater...

David Young, Iowa's 3rd District Congressman, has recognized IAWEA in the US House of Representatives Congressional Record for celebrating 100 years of wastewater training.  The first formal...

American Student Wins 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize

2015 Iowa Only membership in IAWEA is now available.  Membership includes a subscription to the IAWEA Reporter, the quarterly newsletter with local region news and timely articles on many...

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