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AWWA's Barb Martin named to Women in Standards Board

Women in Standards recently named Barb Martin to its Board of Directors. Martin is the director of engineering and technical services at the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Women in Standards is a community of standardization contributors, users, participants, professionals and service providers. Established by women working in standardization, the organization promotes inclusion in standardization, participation by all stakeholders, and provides support and education to assist our community in learning about standardization, finding the right standards committee for them, and growing their network.

“From volunteer contributors to product end users, all stakeholders benefit from an inclusive standardization process,” said Martin. “As a Board member, I am looking forward to contributing to advance the important mission of Women in Standards to promote diversity in standards development.”

AWWA’s more than 180 ANSI-accredited standards cover all facets of water supply, treatment and delivery.

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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.

Women in Standards is a nonprofit membership society incorporated in Maryland, whose stated mission is “To develop and promote a diverse ecosystem of standards development participants.” Visit the WomeninStandards.org website for educational resources on topics such as standards development and standardization, conformity assessment, and professional development. The Women in Standards provides a community for standards developers and contributors to come together to grow and strengthen the field and promote issues of inclusion and diversity.