Opportunities

What Can I Join?

With over 250 Committees and 4500 volunteers, AWWA has the right opportunity for you. Browse the topics listed below to find committees that interest you. When you know the name of the committee you would like to join, fill out a volunteer application indicating your preferences. Staff will contact you with the next steps.

Learn more about the committee activities and the AWWA Volunteer Structure by viewing the “Volunteer Structure Chart” and reading the "Volunteer FAQ.”


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Asset Management

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees 
Business Practices for Operations & Management
Pipe Rehabilitation 
Wells

Technical & Educational Committees 
Asset Management 
Sustainable Infrastructure

Backflow/Cross Connection

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees 
Backflow Preventers
Distribution Systems
Fire Hydrants

Climate Change

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions. 

Standards Committees
Reclaimed Water
Source Water Protection (SC)
Water Conservation Practices
Wells

Technical & Educational Committees
Climate Change
Opflow Editorial Advisory Board
Water Efficiency Programs & Technology
Water Resources Planning & Management

Conservation/Efficiency

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Distribution Systems
Water Conservation Practices
Water Meters

Technical & Educational Committees
Communications, Education & Legislation
Planning, Evaluation & Research
Water Efficiency Programs & Technology
Water Loss Control

Customer Service

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Communications & Customer Relations Program
Reclaimed Water
Water Meters

Technical & Educational Committees
Customer Service

Desalination

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Membranes

Technical & Educational Committees
Membrane Processes
Membrane Technology Research
Water Desalting
Water Reuse

Design/Construction

Distribution/Plant Ops

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
A21 Ductile-Iron Pipe & Fittings
Air Valves
Asbestos-Cement Pressure Pipe
Backflow Preventers
Ball Valves
Business Practices for Operation & Management
Butterfly Valves
Composite Elevated Welded Tanks
Concrete Pressure Pipe
Concrete Water Tanks, Conventionally Reinforced
Concrete Water Tanks, Tendon Type-Prestressed
Concrete Water Tanks, Wire-Wound Prestressed
Disinfection of Facilities
Distribution Systems
Eccentric Plug Valves
Fire Hydrants
Flexible Reservoir Covers and Linings
Gasket Materials for Water Works Service
Gate Valves and Swing Check Valves
Grooved and Shouldered Joints
Horizontal & Vertical Line Shaft Pumps
Knife Gate Valves
Online Monitoring
Pipe Rehabilitation
Plastic Valve
Polyolefin Pressure Pipe and Fittings
Power Actuating Devices for Valves/Slide Gates
Protective Interior Coatings for Valves & Hydrant
PVC Pressure Pipe and Fittings
Rate Type Flowmeters
Regulating Valves
Scale & Corrosion Control Chemicals
Security Practices for O & M
Slide Gates
Stainless Steel Pipe
Steel Elev. Tanks, Standpipes & Reservoirs
Steel Pipe
Submersible Vertical Turbine Pumps
Thermosetting FRP Pipe
Thermosetting FRP Tanks
Wastewater – Biosolids
Wastewater – Collection Systems
Wastewater – Pretreatment
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
Water Meters
Water Service Line Fittings
Water Treatment Plants

Technical & Educational Committees
Capital Projects Delivery
Corrosion
Cross Connection Control
Customer Metering Practices
Distribution Operations & Maintenance
Distribution Research
Distribution System Water Quality
Energy Management
Engineering Modeling Applications
Fire Protection
Health, Safety & Environment
Information Management & Technology Res.
Operator Involvement
Opflow Editorial Advisory Board
Plant Operations & Energy Management Research
Small Systems Continuing Education
Small Systems Research
Sustainable Infrastructure
Treatment Plant Operations & Maintenance
Water Distribution Design and Construction
Water Loss Control
Water Main Rehabilitation
Energy Management

Drought

Emer. Preparedness/Security

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
ISO TC 224, US Technical Advisory Group
Emergency Preparedness Practices
Security Practices for O&M
Risk & Resilience Management

Technical & Educational Committees
Emergency Preparedness & Security

Groundwater

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Horizontal & Vertical Line Shaft Pumps
Submersible Vertical Turbine Pumps
Wells
Source Water Protection

Technical & Educational Committees
Groundwater Resource

Innovation Initiative

The Innovation Initiative, an industry- wide effort organized by the Manufacturers Associates Council (MAC), is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee to explore ways of eliminating the barriers to innovation and new technology in the water industry. 

The mission of the committee is to “Create a coalition from within the water industry to develop and implement strategies to overcome the top five barriers to the acceptance of innovation and new technology.” 

These five are major barriers: 

  1. The risk-averse nature of the water sector
  2. The low economic value placed on water
  3. “Or equal” bidding/procurement requirements 
  4. Complicated regulatory requirements
  5. Trade restrictions/barriers

 

 To learn more, or to volunteer to be on one of five sub-committees, email etssupport@awwa.org

Laboratory

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Technical & Educational Committees
Opflow Editorial Advisory Board
Water Quality Laboratory

Since 1905, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater has represented "the best current practice of American water analysts." This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of water and wastewater analysis techniques. Standard Methods is a joint publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). 

Join the Standard Methods Committee

Membrane Treatment

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees 
Membranes

Technical & Educational Committees 

Membrane Processes
Membrane Technology Research
Water Desalting
Water Reuse

Public Health

Public Info./Communications

The Public Affairs Council works to publicly position AWWA as an effective advocate for the drinking water profession. 

For more information about volunteering on the PAC, email Greg Kail.

Regulatory Issues

AWWA's Water Utility Council oversees the AWWA's Washington, D.C., office and its government affairs program. Called "the WUC", the Council has been charged with setting legislative and regulatory priorities and positions for AWWA and ensuring they are represented effectively to benefit water consumers. 

For information on volunteering for the WUC, email Tracy Mehan or call 202.628.8303. 

Reuse

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Activated Carbon, Powdered & Granular
Membranes
UV Disinfection
Reclaimed Water

Technical & Educational Committees
Membrane Processes
Membrane Technology Research
Water Treatment Facilities Design & Construction
Water Reuse

SCADA/GIS

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Online Monitoring

Technical & Educational Committees
Instrumentation & Control
Information Management & Technology Res.

Small Systems

Stormwater

Training/Career Development

Utility Management

Wastewater

Water Loss

Water Research

Water Resources/Planning

Select a committee to learn more about its mission and who to contact with questions.

Standards Committees
Reclaimed Water
Water Conservation Practices
Wells
Utility Management System

Technical & Educational Committees
Climate Change
Source Water Protection (WRD)
Water Resources Planning & Management

Water Quality/Treatment

Workforce Strategies

Young Professional

We are always looking for YP’s to get involved with AWWA. Visit Young Professionals to meet the committee members and find out about resources, news and events.

If you are interested in learning more about who we are and what we do, email Student Program Manager and YP Committee Staff Advisor Cari Maciolek