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

Dedicated to the World`s Most Important Resource
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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 ...

Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition

It’s time to solve America’s water infrastructure challenges. AWWA’s newest conference is focused on addressing and protecting our asset and infrastructure challenges. With workshops and five session tracks, this four-day conference and exposition will address water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through comprehensive emergency preparedness efforts, and enhanced ...

FEATURED TRAINING

FEATURED SERVICES

FEATURED BOOKS, CD-ROMS ...

2013 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference Proceedings

Papers presented at the 2013 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference, held March 10 -13, 2013, in Glendale Arizona.

2014 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey Interactive Database

The data compiled in Excel® spreadsheets) is presented in two files. One workbook presents the summary data and the median, 25th and 75th percentile values or as a percentage of utilities that adhere to a certain practice. The other workbook allows the data to be sliced in a variety of ways, including by size of utility by population served, number of employees, or gallons processed; region or state; gallons processed; type of account; water ...

FEATURED MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

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.

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

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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