FAQ


What is KY-TN WEA?
KY-TN Water Environment Association is the local Member Association (MA) of the national Water Environment Federation (WEF).  WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. 

What is the mission of KY-TN WEA?
Boldly lead a professional community dedicated to safe and clean water through education, innovation, and advocacy.
 
Why should I become a member of KY-TN WEA?  
For professionals interested in the water sector, membership in KY-TN WEA provides training, knowledge base enhancement, and networking opportunities.  When joining WEF, select  KY-TN WEA as your member association.

Benefits of becoming a KY-TN WEA member include:
• Educational opportunities: KY-TN WEA offers numerous outstanding specialty conferences across both KY and TN, as well as free webinars on a regular basis. The annual KY-TN Water Professionals Conference offers numerous opportunities to earn professional development hours and operator CEUs. Members receive a reduced conference rates.
• Opportunities for certification: The Pretreatment Certification Program includes technical training classes, training manuals, certification exams, and dissemination of other pretreatment information
• Networking: Build a large network of professional connections by participating in conferences, volunteer leadership opportunities and certification trainings
• Publications: The quarterly newsletter, Streamlines, is filled with news and information about KY-TN WEA and its members. It includes a variety of articles relevant to the wastewater treatment industry, including technical articles to keep you in-the-know about current research. It is mailed to all members and is available 365 days a year on the website.
• Eligible for KY-TN WEA awards and recognition programs

What is WEF membership?
The KY-TN WEA is a member association (MA) of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). When joining WEF, select KY-TN WEA as your member association.  KY-TN WEA dues will be  included in the WEF member price.
You may call WEF Member Services at 1-800-666-0206 with any questions. Once WEF has received and processed your application, they will send your information to KY-TN WEA where it is entered into our database.

What is the cost?
The cost of WEA membership depends on the selected membership option.  Click HERE to explore the different membership options, the WEF cost, and a matrix of membership benefits.  In addition to the WEF costs, the KY-TN WEA costs are currently $20 per year.

What is the current makeup of WEA?
The membership of KY-TN WEA is comprised of individuals from utilities, industries, academia, consulting firms, and manufacturer representatives. The current membership totals about 1,000 with people at all levels of their career.

How do I join WEF and WEA?
Click HERE.

How do I post a job on the KY-TN WEA website?
Posting a job on the website is easy. The cost is $100 for a 60-day posting. Click HERE to complete the posting.

How do I update my personal information in the membership database?
Login to the member section of the KY-TN WEA website HERE.
If you need your username or password, please contact Valerie Maron.

How do I get engaged with a KY-TN WEA Committee?
Click HERE to contact committee chairs directly, or log in HERE, and click on the Engagement section in the Members Area.