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)

$142 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)

$192 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.

$332 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)

$96 per year

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Membership Benefits

Professional Growth
Professional Growth
CWEA is the go-to resource for professional growth: certifications, training, leadership opportunities, and cross-industry networking
Build a Professional Network
Build a Professional Network
Access to an inclusive, collaborative community of professionals that spans roles, career stages, and regions.
Local Sections
Convenient and accessible opportunities to engage on a local level through meetings and training events with local sections.
Certifications
Members receive discounts on our Technical Certification Program. CWEA is dedicated to providing the most valuable industry certifications, training, and networking opportunities.
Leadership Opportunities
Build your leadership and communication skills by volunteering for your local section Board, help a technical or conference committee, speak at a CWEA or apply to serve on the CWEA Board of Directors.
News & Innovation
Members receive monthly updates including the upcoming events email and member e-newsletters. Plus targeted updates based on your interests. Members also receive the in-depth Clean Water magazine five times per year.

Meet Our Members

Wendy Wert
CWEA President
“The environmental profession has given me more than I could ever give back, but I am determined to try. ” Wendy is a civil engineer with Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.
Garry Parker
CWEA Past President
“As we move ahead in finding methods to treat and distribute water, the learning process is never complete. ” Garry is a retired executive from Encina Wastewater Authority and now teaches at San Bernardino Valley College.
Amy Hwang
EBMUD
You need a curious mind to keep asking questions, and be honest about what you know and what you don’t know.” Amy is an engineer with East Bay Municipal Utilities District.
Debi Lewis
Past President
“CWEA offers plenty of networking opportunities. By attending a lunch or dinner meeting or conference or seminar you will meet people who are happy to share their expertise or commiserate with you.” Debi is an engineer with Stantec.
Kody Tompkins
CWEA Board
“All with the same goal in mind, protect the environment and provide the greatest service possible to our community.” Kody is a Chief Plant Operator for the City of Barstow.
Juan Guerreiro
Assistant Director City of San Diego Public Utilities Department
“CWEA and similar associations help water professionals stay in touch with the rest of the water community.” Juan is a senior utility executive with the City of San Diego.