Our Mission: To connect and enrich the Illinois water community
and increase the awareness of the impact and value of water.

Younger Students

The Illinois Water Environment Association has opportunities for students and their families to learn about our water environment..

MWRDGC Student Education Website
Many IWEA members are employed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. MWRDGC's website features activities and resources for learning about our water environment.

WEF Resources
Our parent organization, the Water Environment Federation, has resources for elementary students, teachers, and families to get involved in protecting our global water enviroment.

Clean Water Award
Middle school students partipating in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Science Exposition are eligible for the Clean Water Award. These Awards are presented to students whose science projects best demonstrate the application of scientific methods in their research in an area relating to our surface, underground or atmospheric water environment. By acknowledging the efforts of students conducting investigations on projects relating to our water environment, the IWEA hopes to encourage Illinois youth to become interested in improving the quality of our water resources and protecting all aspects of our environment.