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The Federal Water Quality Association

... is a member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Founded in 1928, WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 Member Associations in more than 30 countries.

FWQA is committed to advancing science and education, disseminating technical information, increasing public understanding, and promoting the creation of sound public policy about the nation's water quality issues. FWQA members worldwide include government executives, engineering professionals, consultants, members of the academic community, and others.    


Our theme for this year is "Water Resource Issues: Ensuring Water Flows Freely for All." We plan to have a great mix of local, national, and international topics during our program this year, so please plan on joining us at our events!

  • Regisiter for this free webinar! Protecting the Chesapeake Bay: Issues and Challenges  Come join us on September 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm Eastern as Dr. Glass discusses the status of the major wastewater treatment plants in Maryland. The continuing efforts to remove pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus from plant effluent, including use of new innovative technologies. Efforts to control storm water runoff and other non-point sources to help protect the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Glass will discuss efforts to clean up toxic and hazardous waste sites, including efforts to remove contaminated sediments from the Conowingo Dam. Dr. Glass will also discuss the health of the Chesapeake Bay, including challenges facing the future of the Bay. He will address impacts on the Bay's eco-system, fish, crabs, oysters, and other marine life due to climate changes, rising water temperatures, increases in salinity, sea level rise, and other impacts.