Dedicated to educating wastewater professionals
The California Water Environment Association is a non-profit
education and technical organization for people involved
in the wastewater industry. The purpose is to enhance
the education and effectiveness of California's wastewater
professionals through training, certification, dissemination
of technical information and promotion of sound policies
to benefit society through protection and enhancement
of the water environment.
Providing opportunities for professional growth
Through its voluntary Technical Certification Program,
CWEA provides opportunities for professional growth.
Voluntary tests are written by vocational specialists,
and administered twice yearly in six different disciplines:
Collection System Maintenance; Laboratory Analysis;
Mechanical Technology; Electrical & Instrumentation;
Environmental Compliance Inspection; and Industrial
Waste Treatment Operation.
CWEA and its local sections hold trainings and conferences
throughout the year all across the state. From the multi-day
Annual Conference in April each year to the one day
Specialty Conferences and Local Section Dinner Meetings,
CWEA has something for everyone. The sessions include
timely and informative technical programs. Also, vendor
and equipment exhibits offer members a unique opportunity
to make contact with the providers of goods and services,
and review new products and services developed for utilization
in the wastewater industry.
Professional accomplishment is recognized through an
awards program that presents more than 300 awards annually.
Awards are given for distinguished service, significant
contributions to the field, and for leadership in the
promotion of issues affecting wastewater.
CWEA also has a scholarship program that annually awards
money to students interested in wastewater careers.
for a listing of CWEAs Objectives, Vision Statement,
and Organizational Values that have been created in
order to realize our organizational purpose.