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Dedicated to the World’s Most Important Resource™

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 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

AWWA features a variety of membership types to suit you:

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Stay informed

As part of the AWWA community, you get the latest information on the state of water infrastructure, treatment, quality, regulation, legislation, distribution, sustainability and more, covering the full spectrum of the water cycle.

Industry-Defining Subscriptions

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Journal – American Water Works Association
—Our flagship publication presents the absolute latest industry research, peer-reviewed articles, and information about all aspects of the water profession.
Opflow—This monthly magazine provides hands-on guidance to make utility operations smoother and more efficient, with a focus on both new and the best established technologies.

Online Resources

  • Learn of emerging issues before they become full-blown crises with water news right on the AWWA homepage.
  • Search and download more than 13,000 archived Journal AWWA and Opflow articles.
  • Resource Communities—Digital platforms where water professionals go to network, exchange information, and obtain resources. Search the site for technical information and download thousands of archived articles, free to members.

Technical References, Reports and Tools

Develop water infrastructure and operations backed by AWWA’s industry standards and best practices:

  • Guide your sustainability planning and staff training objectives with more than 600 books, AWWA Standards, manuals, educational videos and more devoted to quality and best practices. Save up to 33% as a member.
  • Enjoy a member-exclusive, first-hand look at industry reports and tools developed to increase your water-sector knowledge and strengthen operations.

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Learn and grow

AWWA provides hundreds of learning opportunities each year. Members can build and expand their professional networks at AWWA conferences, local Section events, and through online opportunities.

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Shape how water works

AWWA is committed to both water safety and smart regulation.AWWA testifies before the US Congress and communicates regularly with regulators, public officials, health organizations, the media and consumers.

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Save time and resources

AWWA is your one-stop resource for information on water. Enjoy discounts on AWWA products and events.

Save up to 33% on technical resources
Get training and CEUs at member prices