AWWA values diversity in the water industry. Our Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee (DMIC) focuses on efforts to encourage and engage all types of members to join and
participate in AWWA.
Mission Statement: To assist AWWA in creating a diverse membership and establishing an organizational environment that recognizes, encourages, celebrates, and effectively utilizes each individual member's talents.
Diversity in the Atlantic Canadian Water and Wastewater Industry (Jan/Feb. 2022)
Apprenticeships and Internships: Opportunities for Equity and Inclusion (July 2021)
An Inclusive Workplace Promotes Innovation (Nov. 2021)
Women and Water: Making Waves in the Industry (April 2022)
Candid Conversations Create An Authentic, Empowered Workforce (Jan/Feb. 2022)
Supporting Women in the Water and Sanitation Sector (April 2021)
Birmingham Water Works Forges a Diverse Utility (May 2021)
They Say Women Drink Water Too (May 2022)
A Water Utility Managers Guide to Community Stewardship
Focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to Promote Business Success by Tina S. Houston (March 2021)
Recruit With Diversity & Inclusion in Mind by Sapna Mulki and Steven Stone-Sabali (January 2021)
Using Inclusive Language in the Workplace by Sapna Mulki and Steven Stone-Sabali (November 2020)
A Path Forward Together by David LaFrance (September 2020)
AWWA Model Water Tower Competition Promotes Water Careers and Inclusion by Ari Copeland (May 2020)
Philadelphia Water Department's Effort to Make Diversity and Inclusion a Priority When Hiring Engineers by Alex Warwood (December 2019)
Building a Culture of Inclusion by Erin Davis (November 2019)
Building Stronger Companies Through Inclusion by Rachel Gilbert (February 2019)
Water sector partners propose new affordability metric (AWWA Article)
Resources & Tools on Diversity and Inclusion
AWWA Diversity & Inclusion Policy Statement
Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workforce Development Strategy
AWWA statement on Asian American Pacific Islander hate incidents
Ohio Diversity in Water Speaker Series
Surviving 2020 Webinar: Life After a Pandemic, Racial Reckoning, Polarizing Election and an Economic Recession
Using Inclusive Language in the Workplace Webinar
Statement from Minnesota Section and AWWA on George Floyd tragedy and protests
Importance of Diversity - AWWA Infographic
Diversity & Member Inclusion: How to Guide for AWWA Sections
AWWA’s Diversity & Nondiscrimination Policy
AWWA Affordability resources
AWWA Workforce resources
Community Engineering Corps
This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity and inclusion.
Special Observances Months spotlights diversity and inclusion through a set of downloadable materials available each month.
View members of AWWA's Section Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee.
View the members on AWWA's Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee.