For the Media

Welcome to the WEFTEC online press room, your resource for the latest news and information on the world's largest annual water quality event.

Media Resources

Register as Media

All members of the media must register and be approved to attend WEFTEC.

View the list of media outlets registered. Following WEFTEC’s policies and procedures, attendee data is not released to the general public.

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Camera Policy

Media representatives may not photograph or record WEFTEC content without authorization from the Water Environment Federation.

Download, complete, and return this authorization form to Christy Murphy.

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Press Badge Policy

All media must register through the press room (see criteria below). Media will not be permitted access to the exhibition floor, technical sessions, workshops, or any WEFTEC events without a press badge. Media is permitted to attend all WEFTEC events that are open to the public.

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The Official News Source of WEFTEC

WEFTEC Now features timely coverage of major events leading up to, during, and after WEFTEC. This resource will become an enduring record of past WEFTEC conferences as well as provide notice of upcoming events and opportunities.

Climate Change
WEFTEC Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

WEFTEC has proudly earned the Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards Gold Certification, marking a significant achievement in sustainable event ...

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Experience the Inspiration of WEFTEC 2023 Again

Revisit the highlights of WEFTEC 2023 Opening General Session. This year's session, held in the vibrant city of Chicago, was a groundbreaking event, blending ...

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Industrial Water Resources
WEFTEC 2023 Exceeds Expectations

This year’s WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, lived up to its reputation as the water sector's leading marketplace for ...

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Asset Management
Around WEFTEC: Exploring the Drone Pavilion

For the first time, the WEFTEC exhibition featured a special location highlighting drone technology. This new pavilion included a special enclosure to allow these ...

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Talking Operations Challenge 2023

Each year at WEFTEC, Operations Challenge showcases the skills and expertise of wastewater professionals. The competition promotes teamwork, innovation, and the ...

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Emergency Response
Group Therapy for Communicators

Shea Dunifon, Education Coordinator for the Pinellas (Florida) County Government, and Allison Fore, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Officer at the Metropolitan ...

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Code of Conduct

WEF is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment during its in-person and virtual events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, media, and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive conference environment for everyone.

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