Technical & Educational Council

A Better World Through Better Water

AWWA’s Technical and Educational Council (TEC) is the water sector’s technical voice providing knowledge, research, and solutions to effectively manage water through policy statements, publications, conferences, workshops, webinars, online courses and research. Subject matter experts from around the world contribute to the technical leadership of AWWA through the work of eight Divisions responsible for advancing AWWA activities in engineering, operation and management, water quality, small systems, water sustainability, water resource management and management of water utilities.


The TEC comprises water industry subject matters experts representing all facets of water. The Council includes industry leaders, utilities of all sizes and both municipal and private ownership, and attention is given to ensure widespread diversity and geographic representation in TEC membership. The Chair of the TEC is Jeanine Dudle, Ph.D. P.E. and Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The TEC also has a Vice Chair position, and ad hoc committees are formed as needed to provide technical guidance.


Under the guidance of the Technical and Educational Council are eight Divisions. Under the supervision of the Divisions are more than 65 working committees.

  • Water Conservation
  • Water Quality and Technology
  • Water Resource Sustainability
  • Water Science and Research
  • Distribution and Plant Operations
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Management and Leadership
  • Small Systems


TEC Projects

The TEC, through membership dollars, funds technical and educational research projects to support the activities of the Association. Projects approved for 2021 include:

Government Policies for Drinking Water Utility Water Loss Control

Increasing Consumer Benefits & Engagement in AMI-Based Conservation Programs

Assessing the State of Customer Metering Accuracy Testing and Replacement Practices

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AWWA Water Science

The AWWA Water Science Editorial Board provides advice and counsel regarding content for the purpose of continually improving the value of AWWA Water Science to AWWA and its members.  The AWS Editorial Board also ensures the timely, unbiased, and professional peer review of all relevant articles submitted to AWWA Water Science.

In addition, members of the board function as ambassadors for the publication, encouraging their colleagues and contacts in the industry to share their expertise and experiences by submitting articles. 

James Malley and William Becker currently serve as the Deputy Editors for AWWA Water Science.

A.P. Black

Academic Achievement Awards

AWWA's A.P. Black and Academic Achievement candidates are reviewed by the Water Science and Research Division from dozens of applications. The A.P. Black Award recognizes a body of work by a single individual and the Academic Achievement Award recognizes important university doctoral and graduate research.