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:


use the application in the brochure ( Click here to download the NWEA Membership Brochure ) for mail in. In either case, please mark "NB" for Nebraska to ensure you receive the benefits of our associant.

NWEA Membership Contacts:
Todd Boling:
Blake Birkel: 

2018 Heartland Operators Conference

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2018 Heartland Conference

July 19-208

Holiday Inn Convention Center

Kearney, Nebraska

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Contact Information

Lee Dunn


Corey Christensen
Office: 402.614.8585

2018 Joint Fall Conference

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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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Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

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Congratulations to Scott Aurit on receiving the 2017 Arthur Sidney Bedell Award.

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2018 JFC NWEA Banquet Awards Pictures

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If you missed the Joint Fall Conference Banquet, you can check award presentation picturees here.

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