The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) began its existence in 1941 under the name Florida Sewerage and Industrial Waste Association. Subsequent name changes over the years are reflective of the evolution of public attitudes about wastewater management and the environment. Membership has grown over the years and today our membership exceeds 1,300 clean water professionals. Our local chapters, student chapters, committees and Utility Council help to unite Florida’s clean water professionals responsible for protecting the environment through education programs, professional development and promotion of sound public policy.
Over 70 years after its creation, FWEA continues to make historic differences in the advancement of the water environment, science and technology, making it a leading professional water organization in Florida. Our history says a lot about the leadership, dedication and hard work of the members of this organization
posted Sep 26th, 2016
Today, following the sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole at Mosaic’s New Wales facility, Governor Scott is directing Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson to issue an emergency rule that establishes new requirements for public notification of pollution incidents to take effect immediately. This emergency rule will ensure the public, local governments and DEP are notified within 24 hours by all responsible parties following a pollution incident.
posted Sep 20th, 2016
Collaboration supports DOE’s Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator initiative
Save the Date: February 9, 2017 for Upcoming Collections Committee Seminar
posted Sep 19th, 2016
Save the Date!!! On February 9, 2017, the Collections Committee will be hosting their upcoming seminar "Extreme Makeover // Optimizing Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Lift Stations and Force Mains" in Orlando, Florida.
Additional details on the Program, CEU/PDH credits, sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities coming soon!
posted Sep 2nd, 2016
Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) has released the Framework for a National Testing and Evaluation Program Based Upon the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative Report.
posted Aug 25th, 2016
Congratulations to Florida's very own James Mihelcic of the University of South Florida for being one of the fifteen distinguished members to be inducted into the 2016 WEF Fellows! This prestigious designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions to the water profession. Mr. Mihelcic will be recognized along with the other recipients during a ceremony at WEFTEC 2016 next month in New Orleans, LA.
posted Mar 4th, 2014
Show your FWEA membership pride with a new shirt, hat or tote featuring an embroidered FWEA logo! These items are now available through our partner Embroidery Solutions.