AWWA International

Better world through better water

Water is crucial to the world’s human and environmental existence. The global water challenges organizations, professionals, leaders and scientists to unite and share knowledge and expertise. AWWA members hail from many countries and as the largest water association in the world we aim to drive the exchange of knowledge for improving the practice, elevating the standards and advancing the cause of safe and clean water.


Fostering innovation through our services and activities contributes to the improvement of water management worldwide. Our conferences, workshops, publications, online resources for water professionals provide best practices to the water sector at large. By working with partner agencies and organizations world-wide AWWA wants to provide our international members an avenue to influence and shape the discussion on global water issues.

Contact: Sr. Manager International Programs.

A Message for our AWWAIndia Members

AWWAIndia plays a central role in AWWA fulfilling its mission, the AWWA International Strategy, and the International Council’s Strategic Plan. 

Just as AWWA has had to adjust this year, AWWAIndia is also going through some changes. Please visit the AWWAIndia tab below for more upcoming changes.


The mission of the AWWA International Council is to develop and coordinate AWWA's international policies and activities, actively promoting AWWA participation in the global drinking water community, representing the interests of the international members in the governance of AWWA, and stimulating participation of international members and organizations within the Association.

Council Committees

Programming Committee

The group works with AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition and additional conference program committees to help develop international sessions. The committee also is a liaison to the Technical & Educational Council for the development of international materials.

Relationship Managers Committee

They manage formal international relationships between AWWA and other associations and agencies by being the point of contact for AWWA and by working with and through AWWA staff. Currently, the International Council has Relationship Managers for Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and United Kingdom.

If you wish to be considered for an International Council position, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application.

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AWWA is involved in activities that foster a global perspective for members and all water industry professionals. We regularly partner with agencies, associations, governmental organizations, and experts to create opportunities to share innovations, best practices and information.

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AWWA India was created in 2015 to serve AWWA members and water professionals in India with educational resources.

November 5, 2020

Dear AWWAIndia Members and Water Professional Colleagues,

This has been a year no one predicted or anticipated. While daily adjustments are needed to navigate this changing environment, including the impact of the pandemic, I know your commitment to providing India with safe water continues. Our emphasis on protecting public health cannot waver, and I thank you for your work.

AWWA remains devoted to supporting safe water in India but has made some adjustments during these unpredictable times. Our focus is to ensure our cornerstone services remain and emphasis is placed on essential programs. AWWAIndia is one of our essential programs.

As you may know, AWWA partnered with MCI to launch and manage its AWWAIndia program. MCI staff has provided a vast amount of professional service to AWWAIndia members and organizational support to AWWA and I thank them for this important work. Our partnership has reached a point where AWWA can begin a new way of serving AWWAIndia members. As a result, the MCI partnership will conclude November 13, 2020.

I am pleased to share with you some of the exciting new ways we plan on working with you:

  • Each AWWAIndia member may continue membership by renewing at using a credit card for international payment. This will be a change, but we are working to ensure a seamless transition.
  • AWWAIndia will have renewed emphasis on training and webinars. Nilaksh Kothari, Past President of AWWA and long-time utility general manager, has agreed to continue overseeing technical content with the aim of having quarterly webinars designed exclusively for AWWAIndia members.
  • As an AWWAIndia member, we invite you to help in providing these webinars. If you have a desire to speak, or your company wishes to sponsor a webinar, please contact Rebecca Wheeler, Senior Manager of AWWA International.
  • As an AWWAIndia member, you will receive Opflow India as a member benefit quarterly to keep you informed on best practices, educational opportunities, and AWWA products and services. If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact Be on the lookout for a complete schedule of India-specific webinars and training classes in 2021 and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Individual members and water professional colleagues may wish to connect with AWWA and AWWAIndia by contacting Rebecca Wheeler, Senior Manager of AWWA International. 

Again, thank you for your support and dedication. I trust you can each support these changes including positioning AWWAIndia as a true educational partner to the water professionals of India. Your investment into AWWAIndia helps all water professionals. Thank you.  Please let me know if there are questions.

Thank you,


David LaFrance, CEO



Providing resources for the international community through online education and partnering with manufacturers, consultants, associations and NGOs. AWWA aims to foster the exchange of ideas and expertise with local professionals with our trusted content.


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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Goal 6 is focused on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. To learn more about this goal and 17 goals visit the United Nations Website.