AWWA strongly recommends the adoption of diversity policies by all members and water profession organizations that reflect the demographics of those we serve. These policies should promote volunteerism and provide employment opportunities encouraging the diversity of staff, membership, and leadership. Policies should make it clear that discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability and harassment of any type are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Further, these policies should reflect specific and results-oriented procedures to which good faith efforts are applied.
The success of AWWA depends upon the full utilization of all its members. To this end, AWWA is committed to proactively engaging a workforce that reflects the demographics of those we serve by promoting volunteer and employment opportunities that will encourage diversity of staff, membership, and leadership in all of AWWA operating units without regard to any of the characteristics listed above.
Practices specified in this policy statement are consistent with all other pertinent AWWA policy statements.
Adopted by the Board of Directors on Jan. 21, 2001, reaffirmed Jan.16, 2005, revised Jan. 17, 2010 and revised Jan. 22, 2012.