From the CWEA President: Introducing OWEN the Online Wastewater Education Network

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Wastewater is a rapidly changing field. To help members like you advance and excel in your career, we’re proud to introduce the new Online Wastewater Education Network, or OWEN for short.
CWEA is known for high-quality educational events such as the Annual Conference and local section workshops. Starting today, those high-quality training classes are available to you anytime, anywhere.
Watch a conference session, get ready for a certification exam, or gather the contact hours you need. Visit and use your CWEA log-in to get access.
What OWEN provides for you:
  • Relevant training – from certification preparation classes to conference sessions
  • Timely content – 100 classes available now and new ones added every week
  • On demand anytime, anywhere – you can access OWEN at work, at home, or on your mobile device
  • CWEA members receive discounted rates
Our profession needs great people like you. As more leaders retire, opportunities to advance in the profession are arising. OWEN has the resources to help you excel throughout your career.




Silicon Valley Clean Water

Member Services

Need help with an OWEN class you’ve purchased?  Please contact Member Services at [email protected] or 510.382.7800 option 4.

Volunteers Welcome

Want to volunteer as a CWEA trainer or have an idea for a training webinar? Please contact us.

Local Sections and Committees can also start the process of planning a webinar by contacting Nick.


Online Education Manager
[email protected]

Note on CWEA Certifications

One note about certification preparation classes –  CWEA is careful to separate our training activities from our certification program to ensure no conflicts of interest exist. Any educational material or training are designed to prepare candidates for an exam are developed and conducted by individuals that do not have access to the exams.

It’s important to keep in mind one single class cannot prepare someone for a certification exam. Download the handbook, use the knowledge gap analysis tool and read up on the topics you want to improve on. This can include taking a certification preparation class or two on OWEN.

Learn more about the CWEA certification and apply >