Page updated: April 28, 2020

Since 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its members have protected public health and the environment. This focus is even more important as WEF members and partners continue to protect public health during the current coronavirus pandemic.

WEFTEC, WEF’s flagship event scheduled for October 3 to 7, 2020, in New Orleans, is a critical way that our community comes together to connect water professionals, enrich their expertise, increase the awareness of the value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. We know that coronavirus is having a profound impact on all of you and the timeline for recovery is uncertain. But during these challenging times it is vital that our sector continues to learn and engage, and WEF will hold WEFTEC this year, whether in hybrid form with both in-person activities and online components or as a full virtual event.

The format will evolve depending on circumstances with coronavirus, but we are committed to providing opportunities to our members and industry professionals that meet interests, ability to travel, and financial resources.

WEF leadership will continue to monitor the situation with coronavirus including information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local health authorities. We also are aware of the challenges with coronavirus in New Orleans and are in close communication with state and city officials, the convention center, and hotels.

WEF will move as expeditiously as possible to make decisions regarding the format of WEFTEC this year and stay true to our top priority of ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved, as well as the broader New Orleans community. Please continue to monitor the WEFTEC website and WEF’s coronavirus resource page for the most up-to-date information and resources for the water sector. WEF looks forward to having you be part of WEFTEC this year, whether in-person or online.



Jacqueline A. Jarrell, P.E.

Walt Marlowe, P.E., CAE

WEF President

WEF Executive Director 

Register for WEFTEC 2020

We are optimistic that global recovery will advance and allow us to host WEFTEC 2020 in person in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 3 to 7.

Registration is open now with the Early Bird rate in place until July 24.

Register Now

Get a Hotel in New Orleans

Be sure to book your hotel through the Official Housing Vendor. Learn about New Orleans' new Airport terminal, the New Orleans Morial Convention Center modernization plans, and complimentary WEFTEC Shuttle service.

The last day to make a new reservation with WEFTEC Housing is August 31.

Get Started

Introducing WEFTEC Connect

Our new virtual event, WEFTEC Connect, delivers the high-quality education, professional development, access to exhibitors, and networking opportunities that have come to define the WEFTEC experience. The event will include both selected live-streams and pre-recorded content.

Registration for WEFTEC Connect opens June 2.

WEFTEC Connect