Champions for Clean Water

CWEA members are bringing wastewater into the future.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Welcome to CWEA

The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) advocates for and empowers wastewater professionals like you, to shape the future of California’s most critical resource.

Membership connects you with a community of like-minded professionals who will support you throughout your career.

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MEET OUR MEMBERS

Top 5 Reasons to Join

1.

STAY UP-TO-DATE
through training, meetings, conferences, and member resources.

2.

GROW PROFESSIONALLY
and positively impact your community.

3.

COLLABORATE AND BUILD
relationships with fellow professionals.

4.

RAISE THE PUBLIC PROFILE OF WASTEWATER
by advocating for resource recovery and supporting CWEA’s awards program.

5.

HAVE FUN AND VOLUNTEER
with a welcoming and inclusive group of professionals.

MEMBERSHIP TYPE

Student Membership

An entry point for students to learn about wastewater careers, meet professionals who can mentor them through their career journey, and learn about the exciting future of wastewater and resource recovery.

Student members receive access to these great benefits:

  • Member discounts on CWEA events, local section meetings and CWEA certifications
  • Meet working professionals and get advice for your career
  • Join local section meetings and tour local wastewater facilities or learn about the latest projects
  • Attend Annual Conference for FREE (for full time students)
  • Eligible for Kirt Brooks Scholarship
  • Join the Students & Young Professionals Committee
  • CA Water Jobs
  • Keep up with the industry with Clean Water magazine
  • This option includes membership in Water Environment Federation (WEF)

$20 per year

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Young Professionals Membership

Enter your career path as a CWEA Young Professional member. CWEA and WEF define a young professional as someone who is ≤ 35 years old and ≤5 years experience.

Young Professional members receive access to these great benefits:

  • Member discounts on CWEA events, local section meetings and CWEA certifications
  • Build your network of connections by attending CWEA events
  • Join local section meetings and tour local wastewater facilities or learn about the latest projects
  • Apply to be a presenter at a local section meeting, Annual Conference or other CWEA events
  • Build your leadership and communication skills by volunteering for your local section Board
  • Eligible for Kirt Brooks Scholarship
  • Join Students & Young Professionals Committee
  • CA Water Jobs
  • If you work in the trades, get your State Water Board or CWEA certification and keep climbing up the grade levels
  • Keep up with the industry with Clean Water magazine
  • This option includes membership in Water Environment Federation (WEF)

$180 per year

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CWEA Membership

Our most popular membership category

Continue climbing up your wastewater career ladder with CWEA Membership. Members receive access to these great benefits:

  • Member discounts on CWEA events, local section meetings and CWEA certifications
  • Build your network of connections by attending CWEA events
  • Build your leadership and communication skills by volunteering for your local section Board
  • Join local section meetings and tour local wastewater facilities or learn about the latest projects
  • Apply to be a presenter at a local section meeting, Annual Conference or other CWEA events
  • Join a Technical Committee
  • Nominate or get nominated for a prestigious CWEA award
  • CA Water Jobs
  • Keep up-to-date with the monthly upcoming events email, member e-newsletter and Clean Water magazine (published 5 times per year)

$239 per year

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CWEA-WEF Membership

Grow your role as an industry leader with CWEA/WEF Membership. Members receive access to these great benefits:

  • Member discounts on CWEA events, local section meetings and CWEA certifications
  • Find ways to give back and help young professionals flourish and use your skills to improve our profession
  • Volunteer to get involved on a Technical Committee, Conference Committee or run for the CWEA Board
  • Join local section meetings and support up-and-coming wastewater leaders
  • Apply to be a speaker at Annual Conference or other CWEA events
  • Nominate or get nominated for a prestigious CWEA award or nominate a project at your agency
  • CA Water Jobs
  • Share your industry knowledge and perspective by writing for our Clean Water magazine (published 5 times per year)
  • This option includes membership in the Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Work in a front-line role? Select the WEF PWO (Professional Wastewater Operator) member rate for a discount. PWO definition: operators and technicians directly involved in water reuse, wastewater treatment, collection systems, or laboratory operations may join as Professional Operator Members. Utility managers, engineers, consultants, manufacturer representatives, attorneys, academics, etc., do not qualify for this category.

$379 per year

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CWEA Retired Membership

Stay active and contribute knowledge as a CWEA Retiree member. Retired members receive access to these great benefits:

  • Member discounts on CWEA events, local section meetings and CWEA certifications
  • Apply to be a presenter at a local section meeting, Annual Conference or other CWEA events
  • Join local section meetings and tour local wastewater facilities or learn about the latest projects
  • Join a Technical Committee, volunteer as a subject matter experts panel or apply for the Board of Directors
  • Nominate or get nominated for a prestigious CWEA award
  • Keep up-to-date with CWEA’s monthly upcoming events email, member e-newsletter and Clean Water magazine (published 5 times per year)

$131 per year

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LOCAL SECTIONS

Engage with your community through events and training with one of 17 local sections throughout the state

SEE ALL LOCAL SECTIONS

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MEMBER BENEFITS & RESOURCES

Professional Growth

Advance your career and expand your skills through certifications, training, leadership opportunities and cross-industry networking.

Build Your Network

Membership delivers access to an inclusive community of professionals that spans roles, career stages, and regions.

Certifications

Take your career to the next level through our Technical Certification Program. Members receive exclusive discounts. View certifications >

Career Opportunities

Build your professional network with CWEA and tap into the latest career opportunities and promotions. Sign-up for email alerts from the CA Water Jobs site and you’ll get fresh job listings sent right to you regularly. View careers >

News & Innovation

Keep up-to-date with the monthly upcoming events email, member e-newsletter and Clean Water magazine (published 5 times per year). View news stories >

Leadership Opportunities

Build your leadership and communication skills by volunteering for your local section Board, help a technical or conference committee, speak at a conference or apply to serve on the CWEA Board of Directors. View Board >

Events Calendar

Keep up-to-date with the monthly upcoming events email, member e-newsletter and Clean Water magazine (published 5 times per year). View events >

Committees

Volunteers bring to life our mission of education, certification, and advocacy. View committees >