Regional Updates:

Idaho Reuse Conference, Boise May 27-28

Western Washington Water & Wastewater Operators Short School & Trade Show in Lynnwood, June 2-3


PNCWA Strategic Plan....where are we going, and why? See the plan summary here.

PNCWA - WEF - Regions - Sections: How does it work?




PNCWA  Position Papers:

PNCWA, through the hard worwk and expertise of its technical committees has been developing a series of Position Papers. Look for more, but here is a recent one on Climate Change.


PNCWA Position Paper: Climate Change (2015)

Climate Change Resiliency and Action for PNCWA Members
PNCWA’s mission statement includes promoting the advancement of science and technology needed to protect human health and the environment. Climate change is a profound challenge that directly impacts human health and the environment. This position paper summarizes information about climate change resiliency and action for PNCWA members.

PNCWA’s Position
Climate change is dramatically altering the world’s water environment, as evidenced through changing precipitation patterns, more severe droughts and floods, reduced mountain snowpack, more variability in streamflow, rising sea levels, and degraded water quality. PNCWA believes it is critical for local utilities and the water sector to responsibly manage water resources in our communities in order to minimize the impacts of climate change on the reliable water supply and water quality.  PNCWA also believes it is vital for the water/wastewater sector to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through reasonable energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Download and read the complete position paper on Climate Change.


WEFMAX in Coeur d'Alene - May 13 - 15, 2015

Discussing Social Media for @WEForg attending #WEFMAX training on social media #LetsConnect @PNCWAorg. Thanks for the pic @JWCmonsters .

Meet WEF Vice President Rick Warner, WEF Board of Trustee Jenny Hartfelder, and WEF House of Delegates Speaker-Elect Jamie Eichenberger.

Learn more!

The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association will host this WEFMAX held in Coeur d'Alene, ID.  Coeur d'Alene is known as a tourist haven for outdoor pursuits.  Nestled in a pine-green mantle beside a gen of a lake, Coeur d'Alene has perhaps the most idyllic setting of any Idaho town.  Restaurants with waterfront dining, a 3,300-foot floating boardwalk, and resort hotels cluster along the water's edge.  American bald eagles and the largest population of osprey in the Western United States make their homes here; the watery playground attracts sailors and water-skiers as well.  There are more than 29 golf courses within the floating 14th hole of the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.  Lake Coeur d'Alene offers boating and water-skiing as well as fishing for bass, trout, and salmon.  World class snow skiing is within a 90 minute drive of downtown. Click on the Activities Directory for more information.

MA Leaders Summit: Wednesday, May 13th, at 2:30 pm
The Pacific Northwest CWA will host a topic for discussion on "Social Media"

WEF House of Delegates Meeting: Wednesday, May 13th at 4:00 pm

WEFMAX Session Topics: Thursday, May 14th - Friday May 15th
MA Financial Stability, Membership, MA Leadership Development, and Student Chapters

WEFMAX Host Session:  Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 pm
The Pacific Northwest CWA will lead a session on "Collaborating with Other Organizations"

Learn more!


WEF Utility Partnership Program within PNCWA

The WEF Utility Partnership Program (UPP) consolidates all WEF members within your organization onto one account, streamlining the renewal process and maximizing your resources.

Forward looking UPP member organizations within PNCWA as of Mar. 17 include

  • City of Albany
  • City of Bend
  • City of Edmonds
  • City of Gresham
  • City of Redmond
  • City of Sequim
  • City of Snoqualmie
  • City of Tacoma
  • Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • Clean Water Services
  • Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board
  • King County Dept. Of Nat'l Res & Parks
  • Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District
  • Oak Lodge Sanitary District
  • Pierce County Public Works and Utilities
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • WES Clackamas County

As an added bonus, UPP members benefit from complimentary memberships for public officials and new members, as well as special pricing on WEFTEC® and the WEF Knowledge Center.

Utility Partnership Program Brochure 2015 (in pdf format)

Key Benefits Include:

New to 2015:

  • All employees of a UPP utility will receive UPP member rates for WEFTEC registration. For more information please visit the WEFTEC UPP page.
  • Utility employees designated as members will have synchronized renewal dates, on ONE invoice, for an easy one-time per year payment.
  • 1-2 no charge memberships for elected/appointed officials, designated by the utility at their discretion.
  • Up to 5* new WEF members can be added by the utility each year, at no charge for the first year of membership.
  • 40% off the list price for all WEF Knowledge Center courses.
  • UPP members receive up to 40% off WEF Products.
  • All members, who were already WEF members, retain original membership number, credit for all years of membership, and remain a full-voting WEF member.

 *Amount of complimentary first-year memberships based on total number of members who join.

Contact Brittany for questions and enrollment!
Customer Service: | 800-666-0206
Brittany Burch: | 703-684-2400 x 7213




The Water Environment Federation and PNCWA are committed to spreading the word about the value and importance of water.  WATER’S WORTH IT, a new campaign from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. We encourage you to learn more about this exciting new effort and how you can help WEF be a voice for water. Learn more....




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