At CWEA, we empower wastewater professionals as they protect California’s most critical resource: water. Since our founding in 1928, we’ve grown to a community of more than 10,000 members across all facets of wastewater management and resource recovery, from operators to lab techs to engineers.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in the wastewater industry. CWEA brings together professionals from across the state to tackle real-world challenges, develop and deliver cutting-edge training, raise awareness for the critical service we provide, and shape the future of wastewater. Each year we estimate there are over 6,000 water career openings in California every year. Our sector is always looking for passionate, hard-working people to jump in and help protect clean water.