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.
"The purpose for which the Association is formed is to promote public health, safety, and welfare through the improvement of the quality and quantity of water delivered to the public and the development and furtherance of understanding of the problems relating thereto by:
- Advancing the knowledge of the design, construction, operation, water treatment and management of water utilities and developing standards for procedures, equipment and materials used by public water supply systems;
- Advancing the knowledge of the problems involved in the development of resources, production and distribution of safe and adequate water supplies;
- Educating the public on the problems of water supply and promoting a spirit of cooperation between consumers and suppliers in solving these problems; and
- Conducting research to determine the causes of problems of providing a safe and adequate water supply and proposing solutions thereto in an effort to improve the quality and quantity of the water supply provided to the public.
- Offer education to water professionals
- Advocate for safe and sustainable water
- Collect and share knowledge
- Create volunteering opportunities