WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference)

September 24-28 | New Orleans

Water For People Booth #1201

Come learn about Water For People’s Everyone Forever vision and be inspired by creative networking opportunities with our supporters and partners. Join our movement to provide sustainable solutions in safe water and sanitation around the world by investing in our work, joining a local volunteer committee, or providing technical expertise. Come by to say hello to our staff!

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WEFTEC Big Easy Bash: Celebrating Water For People’s History

Please join Water For People as we continue our year-long 25th Anniversary celebration focusing on all the moments that got us to where we are today: the small wins that change lives; the milestones that demonstrate true impact; and the beautiful collaborations that make our greater goal possible.

Together we are ensuring that everyone has lasting access to safe water and sanitation for generations to come.

We have an exciting evening lined up for you—a true celebration of Water For People with great food, music, dancing and networking.

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Annual WEFTEC Pedal With Purpose

Join your WEFTEC and NOLA friends for a casual bike ride to raise awareness and funds to support Water For People. We will start at Bicycle Michael’s near the French Quarter and pedal to City Park and Lake Pontchartrain. From City Park, we will travel Carrollton to Audubon Park and the Mississippi River. The final stretch will be through the Garden District and the French Quarter back to the bicycle shop. The total ride distance is 25 miles (40 km). Any riders who want additional mileage can also ride the Mississippi River Levee.

This event is open to participants of all cycling abilities and participants will be divided into groups that will ride at different paces. A water bottle will be provided and all participants will also receive a ride t-shirt. Registration will close by September 12 or when we reach 75 riders.

If you'd like to register or sponsor the ride, please contact George Patrick or Gary De Kock.


  • Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • 9am-12pm
  • Bicycle Michael’s | New Orleans
  • Ticket cost: $50 for riders with bike and helmet; $75 for riders renting a hybrid bike; $100 for rental upgrade to road bike

Water Buffalos – Indoor Poker Run and Motorcycle Raffle

Ride With Purpose, commonly known as The Water Buffalos, is proud to announce its Annual Indoor Poker Run, benefitting Water For People. Find us at the Water For People booth to meet one of the friendly Buffalos (look for their dashing blue denim vests) and pick up a poker card for your chance to win $500 cash! Cards will be handed out beginning on Monday at 10am and ending on Wednesday at 2:30pm.

The Water Buffalos are also excited to announce a raffle for a 2016 Victory Cruiser Motorcycle (pick of 3 options)! Raffle tickets will be sold at the Buffalo’s booth and the actual raffle will take place on October 8, 2016 with the ability to watch virtually – participants will not need to be present to win!

Motorcycle raffle is open to the general public (Poker Run is only open to those attending WEFTEC).

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