Risk & Resilience

Be Prepared for Anything!

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Risk and resilience refers to the preparation that utilities must undergo to avoid disruptions in water quality and delivery due to emergencies such as natural disasters, accidents, or international acts. Regardless size or location, utilities should prepare for emergencies before they occur.


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AWWA Certificate Program

The AWWA Utility Risk & Resilience Certificate Program is intended to help utilities and consultants working with utilities to apply sound risk and resilience management strategies that will facilitate compliance with AWIA. 

It is based on several AWWA standards and associated resources (G430, G440, J100, and Cybersecurity Guidance) that facilitate compliance with provisions of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which must be met as soon as March 2020.



AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

AWWA Advocacy

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing risk and resilience issues:


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