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.
More than 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
Michael Sweeney, Ph.D.
First and foremost I hope that you, your families, friends, colleagues and clients are doing well. The impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt by all of us.
The Florida Water Environment Association is working to balance our mission with the safety of our members and attendees. All in-person meetings, including seminars, workshops and fundraisers, through May have been canceled or are being rescheduled. We are monitoring COVID-19 advisories daily to guide our decisions as I'm sure you are doing.
To inform our members, the Water Environment Federation has developed an online resource page to serve as a hub of information. It can be found https://www.wef.org/news-hub/current-priorities/coronavirus/.
In an effort to provide continued educational opportunities, we are moving forward with online opportunities for education and engagement. We will be announcing these as they become available.