By becoming a member of the Hawai‘i Water Environment Assocation (HWEA), you will also automatically become a member of our parent organization, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), which is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
Membership in HWEA and WEF offers you 20 to 40 percent discounts on more than 180 WEF manuals and books, some of which have become standard practice manuals. You will also receive registration discounts to specialty conferences and workshops held throughout the year nationwide, as well as the annual HWEA Conference. Membership also entitles you to receive the official WEF newsletter called WEF Highlights, which is published 10 times per year. Other publications also available to members depending on their membership classification includes the Water Environment & Technology magazine, Water Environment Research magazine, or the WEF Industrial Wastewater magazine, and a host of other specialty newsletters.
WEF also has additional national programs and benefits you may participate in, some of which are indicated in the informational packet you will receive directly from WEF.
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 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 of WEF 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 include Professional, 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.
APPLYING/RENEWING FOR MEMBERSHIP IS SIMPLE
There are two ways to apply/renew for membership. You may apply or renew directly online on the WEF site by clicking here. Please note that you will need a credit card to process payment when applying online. There is no longer any option to print a membership form for mailing to WEF.
For more membership information, you can contact the HWEA membership chair, any of the HWEA officers, or HWEA at the addresses shown below.
Nationally, you may contact the WEF Member/ Customer Services Center by phone at 1-800-666-0206 or 1-703-684-2452 Monday through Fridays from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm eastern standard time. Or you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can click here. Or contact Jessica LaFever at email@example.com or (703) 684-2400 ext. 7052.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS, ETC.
There are two ways you can update your address. The first way is to contact the HWEA membership chair. The second way is to go to the Member Login webpage at www.wef.org Your login is your email address. The login webpage allows you to reset your password.
Please note that your membership ID can be found on the following items:
- Membership card
- Magazine mailing labels
- Highlights mailing labels
- Membership renewal notices
Click here to view the latest WEF/WERF Staff Directory.