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.

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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.

International News


AWWA Utility Management Standards Training for Water Sector Utilities in India and Africa

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If you are an utility professional and/or your utility in India would like to participate the program, please contact Paul Olson.


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.

Committee Members

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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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Student Chapters

AWWA Student Chapters are located throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Internationally. Learn how to start your chapter, connect with an existing chapter, or find tools and resources for your student chapter at

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Recorded Webinars

Water Reuse in India

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Desalination in India

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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.


Becoming an AWWA member means connecting with a whole community of people dedicated to the same important goals. AWWA membership gives you access to valuable tools and resources to sharpen your skills and advance your career in the water sector.

Join us in our mission to create a better world through better water.


There are many rewarding ways to get involved with AWWA. We encourage you to connect with other water professionals and share your expertise to help solve the industry's biggest challenges.

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.