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:
- The risk-averse nature of the water sector
- The low economic value placed on water
- “Or equal” bidding/procurement requirements
- Complicated regulatory requirements
- Trade restrictions/barriers
To learn more, or to volunteer to be on one of five sub-committees, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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.
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.