American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Journal AWWA

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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 affecting the water industry in the United States.

Frequency:
Monthly
Launch:
1914

Journal AWWA readers represent executive, management, engineering, operations, and research disciplines in water and wastewater utilities, consulting firms, government agencies, academia, and manufacturers.

Indexed content

Journal AWWA content is indexed by Applied Science & Technology Index, Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Compendex, Pollution Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, Environmental Science & Pollution Management, and WATERNET.

Calendar

The focus topic for each Journal AWWA issue of 2016 appears below. Additional topics are shown in the bulleted lists below the focus topic; conference coverage is shown in italics.

January
INFRASTRUCTURE/FINANCE

  • Pipes
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Trenchless technologies
  • Funding infrastructure
  • WIFIA implementation
  • Rate structures
  • Joint water and wastewater funding
  • Finance and rate consultants

February
CONSERVATION

  • Conservation as a sustainable resource
  • Alternate energy sources
  • Leak detection
  • Water loss
  • Metering (AMI and AMR)
  • Residential irrigation control
  • Graywater systems
  • Plumbing retrofits
  • Public education
  • Conservation impacts on wastewater flows

March
REGULATORY

  • Hexavalent chromium and perchlorate (ion exchange resins)
  • Legionella control (disinfection, building management, premise plumbing)
  • Distribution system management (tanks, pumps, SCADA)
  • State regulatory activities
  • Wastewater regulatory changes that will affect drinking water

April
WATER QUALITY

  • Monitoring (water quality, pressure, metering)
  • Taste and odor measurement and control
  • Climate change
  • Source water quality
  • Public health improvement
  • Distribution system quality
  • Security and intrusion monitoring
  • Corrosion control
  • Water laboratories
  • Water quality consultants
  • AWWA Washington Fly-In
  • Wastewater and water quality issues

May
INTERNATIONAL

  • Developing country water supply
  • Focus on India
  • International consultants
  • Climate change
  • International regulations
  • Advances in international wastewater quality and treatment

June
BUSINESS FACTORS/SUSTAINABILITY

  • Asset management
  • Management development
  • Management consulting
  • Financial planning
  • Climate change
  • Disaster planning
  • Water and wastewater utility management
  • State of the Industry Report from AWWA

July
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

  • Pipes
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Trenchless technologies
  • Meters (AMI and AMR)
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Leak detection
  • Premise plumbing
  • Corrosion control
  • Modeling consultants
  • Backup power supply
  • Disinfection/disinfectants
  • Big-data analysis

August
WORKFORCE/CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Succession planning
  • Customer service
  • Public engagement
  • Education and training
  • Diversity
  • Leadership development
  • Management consultants
  • Water and wastewater plant and distribution/collection
  • Certification
  • Software for customer management
  • Billing software

September
SOURCES AND SUPPLY

  • Source water protection
  • Watershed management
  • Water rights
  • Droughts and floods
  • Algae blooms
  • Source control of taste and odor problems
  • Reservoir/lake management
  • Aquifer storage and recovery
  • Large water transmission pipelines
  • Impact of wastewater discharges on sources
  • Reuse as a sustainable supply
  • Stormwater quality and treatment
  • Combined sewer overflows
  • Wastewater discharge requirements

October
DISINFECTION

  • Chlorine
  • Chloramines
  • Ozone
  • UV
  • Chlorine dioxide
  • Disinfection of wastewater effuents

November
EMERGING ISSUES/REUSE

  • Climate change impacts
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Graywater systems
  • Optimizing wastewater treatment for reuse
  • Direct/indirect potable reuse
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs)
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Chemical spills
  • Toxic algae

December
WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES

  • Desalination process
  • Membranes
  • Filtration
  • Biological treatment
  • Coagulation
  • Flocculation
  • Sedimentation
  • Dissolved air flotation
  • Ion exchange
  • Activated carbon
  • Sludge processing
  • Taste and odor treatment
  • Cyanotoxins
  • SCADA
  • Biofiltration
  • Backup power supply
  • Water laboratories
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Big-data analysis

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