Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

About AWWA

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AWWA is the authoritative resource on safe water, providing knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the water community.

AWWA is an international nonprofit and educational society and the largest and oldest organization of water professionals in the world. Its nearly 60,000 members represent the full spectrum of the water community: treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health. Membership includes more than 4,600 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people in North America. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

What we do

  • Offer education to water professionals
  • Advocate for safe and sustainable water
  • Collect and share knowledge
  • Create volunteering opportunities
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AWWA Governance

How AWWA functions

AWWA is organized to permit its members and staff to coordinate their efforts in the fields of science and technology, education, public information, government affairs and other key areas of involvement. The Association has grown from the 22 men who organized it in March 1881, when the United States contained less than 1,000 public water supply systems, to its present membership of more than 50,000.

AWWA is comprised of 43 sections. Each section functions under the provisions of its own bylaws and selects its own officers. Every section holds at least one meeting a year, attended by anywhere from 250 to more than 2,000 members and interested parties, at which papers are presented, information and ideas exchanged, committees convened and (sometimes) products exhibited. This and the many other section activities are for the purpose of improving water utility operation, management and design.

AWWA activities also develop through the efforts of various councils, divisions and committees. All of the divisions and most of the 250-plus working committees carry out their assigned projects under the direction of the Association's six councils. Other committees that report directly to the board are classified as standing committees; administrative and ad hoc committees may report to the Executive Committee or an Association council.

FEATURED EVENTS

AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition ACE16

AWWA's Annual Conference brings together experts from around the world to exchange ideas about water – the world's most important resource. Nowhere else can you find an experience quite like ACE, with premier speakers, professional sessions and over 500 exhibitors from all aspects of the water industry ready to present and discuss solutions for the most pressing water utility challenges. Workshops, sessions and facility tours offer ...

New Capital Providers for Water Infrastructure Funding Webinar

This webinar will provide a summary of new and emerging capital financing alternatives for the water industry, including public–private partnerships, various new bond alternatives (e.g., green bonds, century bonds, catastrophe bonds, tax exempt facility private activity bonds), and government-sponsored programs, such as WIFIA and the Build America Investment Initiative. The applicable uses, advantages, and limitations of these financing

FEATURED TRAINING

FEATURED SERVICES

FEATURED BOOKS, CD-ROMS ...

Let's Talk Safety 2016: 52 Talks on Common Utility Safety Practices for Water Professionals

Stop wondering what to talk about and spending your valuable time preparing presentations. Let’s Talk Safety makes it easy for safety officers to spend a few minutes each week communicating with employees about the critical importance of working safely. This quick and easy book provides 52 short briefings tailored specifically for water utility employees, plus links to additional resources. Each briefing covers a single key topic. Let's Talk ...

M44 Distribution Valves: Selection, Installation, Testing, and Maintenance, Third Edition

Effectively managing valves as an asset can have a significant impact both for the water utility and the customer. This revised manual covers valve selection and installation as well as the importance of location, condition, and frequency of operation.The updated figures show commonly used valves and their components, including: globe; butterfly; plug; ball; cone; and gate. Special-use valves are also discussed, but the intent here is only to

FEATURED MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

Journal AWWA

Journal – American Water Works Association, published continuously since 1914, is the flagship publication of the American Water Works Association. Each month, Journal AWWA serves as a forum for thought leaders in the water and wastewater industry. Readers benefit from its peer-reviewed research and technical articles as well as articles featuring best management practices, industry news, and the most current information on regulations a

Opflow Magazine

Opflow is the water industry’s most popular resource on operations issues. AWWA members receive the publication monthly by mail and have online access to archives and the full text of current Opflow articles.

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

EVENTS ATTENDED

2014 Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition (WQTC), Air & Waste Management Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) 2012, AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Aquatech Amsterdam 2013, Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition 2013

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Professional association

Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Year Founded:
1881

Employees:
101-1000

Office & Distributor locations:

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