What is the Iowa Water Environment Association?

The Iowa Water Environment Association (IAWEA) is the Member Association (MA) of the Water Environment Federation for the State of Iowa. Upon joining the Federation, you also become a member of the local association in your area. There are currently 65 MA’s, all having similar objectives to the Federation but on a local level.

What is the Water Environment Federation?

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a non-profit, educational organization comprised of more than 41,000 water quality specialists from every profession in the field. The Federation represents civil, design, and environmental engineers; biologists; bacteriologists; local and national government officials; treatment plant operators; laboratory technicians; chemists; students; teachers; industrial technologists; and equipment manufacturers/distributors.

WEF and IAWEA encourage their members to contribute news and feature articles to these periodicals, and look to their members as valuable resources.

Chair of the Membership Committee

Jason Loots

Membership Benefits

WEF and its Member Associations (MA’s) provide exciting and informative products, services and activities for their members around the world. These include high quality technical journals and manuals, technical conferences, operator training programs, local and regional legislative and regulatory activities, educational programs, affiliations with other professional organizations, and much, much more!

By joining WEF, you also become a member of a local Member Association.   In Iowa, the Member Association is the Iowa Water Environment Association.  Other Member Association choices are listed on the Membership Application.  Becoming a WEF and IAWEA member is your chance to increase both your knowledge and visibility in the water quality industry.  You will benefit from services and programs designed to meet your needs, with a major emphasis on your professional growth and development.  A Young Professional membership is available at a special price for newcomers to the industry.  (A young professional is an individual with fewer than five years of working experience in the water quality field and under the age of 35.)

IAWEA also offers an Iowa Only membership for less than half the price of a WEF membership.  An Iowa Only membership qualifies you to receive Clean Waters, our quarterly newsletter, and discounts at most IAWEA training opportunities.

How To Join

IAWEA Iowa Only Membership Application

WEF Membership Application

WEF/IAWEA Membership Publications

Water Environment & Technology (inc. Operation Forum)

Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.

Water Environment Research Online

Water Environment Research (WER) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management.

The Stormwater Report e-Newsletter

The Stormwater Report is a Water Environment Federation newsletter dedicated entirely to stormwater and watershed issues. The website, stormwater.wef.org, is updated regularly. You can also subscribe to a monthly digest, which you will receive on the first Thursday of every month.

National Biosolids Partnership News Center

Everything you need to know about biosolids in one convenient website.  You may also subscribe to their free monthly e-newsletter.

Water Environment Regulation Watch

Consider this a monthly snapshot of Washington, D.C.’s water quality activities. Water Environment Regulation Watch provides concise reports of related bills, regulations, legal decisions, congressional hearings, and other federal government actions, following key issues from introduction to final determination.

Federation Highlights

The Federation’s monthly membership e-newsletter, Federation Highlights, keeps you up-to-date on current events in the field, happenings at the Water Environment Federation, members “on the move,” and Member Association news.

IAWEA Clean Waters

Clean Waters is a quarterly publication of the Iowa Water Environment Association. The newsletter keeps the Association’s membership up-to-date on local issues, activities, and topics.

Young Professionals Connections

YP Connections is an electronic newsletter prepared by the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee. It provides valuable guidance to emerging water quality professionals in areas such as leadership development, career planning, and opportunities for involvement.

To get involved in Young Professional activities, go the the Young Professionals page under COMMITTEES on the main menu.  View a sample edition of YP Connections.

Federation Periodicals

Your most visible benefit of WEF and IAWEA membership is a subscription to your choice of WEF publications. See the Membership Application to select your free magazine with membership and add on any other magazines at substantial discounts!