AWWA Articles

Water professionals on front line of climate issues, says ACE19 speaker

Auden Schendler, senior vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, is a featured speaker at the opening session of the American Water Works Association’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE19), ‘Innovating the Future of Water,’ June 10-12 in Denver, Colo.

AWWA presents PFAS testimony at two recent Congressional hearings

In testimony before two congressional committees in consecutive weeks, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) stressed the importance of source water protection, scientific process and continuing research in confronting the challenge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.

AWWA Member Spotlight -- Mark Stratton, Tucson, Ariz.

Following tradition, the Water Buffalos motorcyclists will roar into Denver, Colo., in June to help launch ACE19. Mark Stratton, now retired, helped establish this custom 13 years ago and will be among the bikers raising funds for water-related charities. In this profile, he shares highlights from his career.

Water sector partners propose new affordability metric

The American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Water Environment Federation have together produced a report that proposes a new approach for assessing community and household affordability for water services.

Rate survey: water cost increases outpacing other U.S. goods and services

Average increases in potable water and wastewater charges continue to outpace increases in other U.S. goods and services, according to the 2019 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey Book recently released by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Record flooding tests resilience of Midwest water systems

The unprecedented flooding that surged through America’s heartland in March – and continues to threaten many locations - tested the resiliency of water and wastewater systems across several states, including Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.

CECorps campaigning for more community infrastructure projects

AWWA’s Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program is celebrating the fifth year of its alliance with Engineers Without Borders USA and the American Society of Civil Engineers by launching a new volunteer outreach and training campaign

Enjoy a taste of Canada during ACE19

For a taste of Canada’s highly-regarded hospitality and beer, plan to attend the Canadian Water Forum June 10 during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition (ACE19) in Denver.

Drinking Water Week May 5 -11, Illinois program a showcase

Drinking Water Week -- celebrated annually by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and others within and beyond the water sector – encourages communities to beDrinking Water Week Protect the Source more aware of the critical role that safe, sustainable and affordable drinking water plays in their daily lives.