Associations & Links

  • The AWWA Water Library (Must be an AWWA member for research access) You're a click away from accessing all the information you need about water technology, treatment, distribution, and utility operations. The Water Library offers instant access to your choice of more than 8,000 Journal AWWA articles published from 1971 to date and the entire collection of more than 3,300 Opflow articles dating from 1976 to date. You can also research and download 150 current AWWA Standards and more than 400 historical Standards.
  • The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) formed in 1989, is America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. Over the past 20 years they have produced 300 research reports, valued at over $62 million. 
  • The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States. AMWA's membership serves more than 130 million Americans with drinking water from Alaska to Puerto Rico.               
    In the realm of utility management, AMWA focuses on competitiveness issues, providing programs, publications and services to help water suppliers be more effective and efficient. The Association represents the interests of these water systems by working with Congress and the federal agencies to ensure safe and cost-effective federal drinking water laws and regulations that protect public health.
  • New Mexico Environmental Finance Center (NM EFC) Located in Albuquerque, NM, the New Mexico Environmental Finance Center (NM EFC) was created in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a pilot initiative of the Environmental Finance Program. The first such center, the NM EFC was established to assist the states of EPA Region 6 (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana). Its original mission was to assist state and local governments with the "how to pay" issues of environmental compliance and regulation. In 2008, the NM EFC established the Rocky Mountain EFC to serve EPA Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah).
    Since its creation, the NM EFC has moved well beyond its original focus to include work in water system capacity development, source water protection, tribal water system compliance, tribal operator certification, water regionalization, drought preparedness planning, arsenic rule compliance, leak detection, and asset management.
  • Asset Management Council Ltd. The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia, the peak body for all engineering disciplines, and is a founding member of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management.
  • APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition Early on, public works professionals understood that education was a lifelong activity, and that a person’s peers are often the best source for information, practical advice, and personal support. As we enter the 21st Century, some 28,000 people—your colleagues—form the backbone of the public works network we call APWA. They are primarily from North America, but members can be found on all continents. They plan, build, manage and maintain billions of dollars worth of public infrastructure, and do it well.
  • Global Water Intelligence. Track major global water projects from conception to contract award. Discover emerging trends in the global water industry. Formulate strategy in a rapidly changing world. GWI is the unchallenged leader in high-value business information for the water industry.
  • The Water Infrastructure Network (WIN) is a broad-based coalition of local elected officials, drinking water and wastewater service providers, state environmental and health administrators, engineers and environmentalists dedicated to preserving and protecting the health, environmental and economic gains that America's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure provides.
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). In 1993, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Executive Board directed the association's staff to work with the GFOA standing committees to develop a body of recommended practices in the functional areas of public finance to give GFOA members and other state and local governments more guidance on sound financial management practices. This effort represented a fundamental new direction for GFOA and one that is still evolving. Many finance policies and best practices are available on this site.
  • The Design-Build Institute of America is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of reference. Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the design-build team - works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Design-build is also known as design/construct and single-source responsibility. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results.
  • The emergence of NACWA as a nationally-recognized leader in environmental policy and a sought-after technical resource on water quality and ecosystem protection issues has paralleled the maturation of the nation's most successful environmental law - the Clean Water Act. NACWA was established in 1970 by a group of individuals representing 22 large municipal sewerage agencies. They came together to secure federal funding for municipal wastewater treatment and discuss emerging national interest in improving the quality of the nation's waters. Based upon the shared goal of effectively representing the interests and priorities of publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs), they formed NACWA - the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.esponsibility. Many pipe replacement programs are using design build as the project delivery method for achieve additional cost savings.
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