• 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.


Our Mission

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.




Find information on joining WEF and/or IAWEA.


See information from our award-winning Biosolids Committee.

Collection Systems

See information from the Collection Systems Committee.


See News & Events below for training opportunities.                                   


The 2015 IAWEA Operators Conference will be held September 9-10, 2015 at the Best Western Regency Inn in Marshalltown.  This conference will offer tracks in Wastewater Treatment and Collection...

The 2015 Shrimp Bingo fundraiser is fast approaching!

Joe Krebs, an operator at the Ames WPC Plant, was recognized at WEFTEC14 for an innovative solution to a problem at the facility.

IAWEA Plant History Poster Contest


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...


2015 IAWEA Operators Conference

Sep 9 2015 - 8:00am to Sep 10 2015 - 2:00pm

IAWEA Board Meeting

Sep 11 2015 - 10:00am

Collections Committee Meeting

Sep 17 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

WEFTEC Annual Conference

Sep 26 2015 - 12:00am to Sep 29 2015 - 12:00am

IAWEA Region 3 Fall 2015 Meeting

Oct 7 2015 - 8:30am