We welcome you to join our association and encourage you to get involved in the organization. To join NWEA, you can either go online to:


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2017 Joint Fall Conference

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 November 7 - 9, 2017

Younes Conference Center

Kearney, Nebraska

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The 2016 WEF Awards were announced on August 11th, and NWEA’s own Dale Jacobson was awarded the Emerson Distinguished Service Medal.  This award commemorates the service of the first president of the Federation, Charles Alvin Emerson, who served from 1928 to 1941, and was its first honorary member. This award is presented to an individual member of the Water Environment Federation whose contributions to the water environment profession most deserve recognition.

Dale has served both the NWEA and WEF for over 40-years, holding leadership positions in NWEA before serving as WEF Treasurer followed by progressing through the WEF chairs from Vice President through Past President.  He served as WEF President for the 1997-1998 term.  

As a WEF officer, he represented WEF at numerous Member Association meetings, both in North America, as well as globally.  It was at his initiative that the European Water Association (EWA), the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Japan Sewage Works Association (JSWA) and WEF signed an agreement for cooperation in 1998.  A truly international program was established among four organizations with the goal of exchanging technical and scientific information through the provision of joint conferences.  To date, five very successful joint conferences have been held in Japan, the U.S. and Germany. 

Dale has also served on numerous other boards and councils as part of WEF including the Stockholm International Water Institute, World Water Forums, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. 


Dale was recognized at WEFETC in September and at the Nebraska Joint Fall Conference in November for this honorary award.

The Nebraska Water Environment Association

The Nebraska Water Environment Association (NWEA) is a non-profit organization comprised of professionals dedicated to protecting Nebraska's water quality. The Nebraska Wastewater Operators Division (NWOD) is an internal membership division within the NWEA. NWEA is a member association of the  Water Environment Federation (WEF®).
The Water Environment Federation (WEF®) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

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Upcoming Events

NWOD Membership
12-31-2017 12:00 am
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2017 JFC Pre-Conference Workshop
11-06-2017 12:00 am
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2017 Joint Fall Conference
11-07-2017 12:00 am
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2017 Joint Fall Conference Exhibitors
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Dale Jacobson Awards

Congratulations to Dale Jacobsen!!  2016 WEF Fellows and the Emerson Distinguished Service Medal Recipient.

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2016 JFC NWEA Banquet Videos

If you missed the Joint Fall Conference Banquet, you can check out the videos of the awards presentation here.

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2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference

The 2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference is coming to Omaha May 21-24.

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