Advance the fundamental knowledge of the water environment, its basic qualities, and the physical laws governing its interaction with other aspects of the environment and with the aesthetic, economic, and biological needs of the earth’s inhabitants.
Advance the knowledge and technology in the design, construction, operation, and management of water quality control systems and facilities.
Increase the knowledge and understanding of the of the earth’s water environment, and encourage and promote action necessary for its enhancement.
Develop and implement effective delivery mechanisms to rapidly disseminate knowledge concerning the water environment to members and other interested parties.
Promote sound policy in matters relating to the water environment
Improve the professional status of all personnel engaged in any aspect of protecting and improving the earth’s water environment.