2020 AWW&WEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE CANCELLED Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA)'s top priority has been the safety, health and well-being of the employees, contractors and others that serve in our respective industries. Although it was an incredibly difficult decision, after considering all factors related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, including current state and federal regulations regarding large gatherings, the AWW&WEA Board voted to cancel the 2020 Arkansas Water Conference for the best interest of interest of our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors.

Additionally, the AWW&WEA Board voted to have the officers of the 2020 Arkansas Water Conference continue to serve in their current position for the 2021 Arkansas Water Conference. The officers will be reaching out to those serving as committee chairs with more information about serving in the same position for the 2021 Arkansas Water Conference.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the decision to cancel our beloved and 89th consecutive Conference was incredibly difficult, but necessary. We will continue to monitor federal, state and local guidelines as it relates to large gatherings, social distancing and overall restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and try to keep you informed of future updates.

If you have any questions, please do not call the office, but rather email ashley@angelarogersgroup.com. The Angela Rogers Group team (AWW&WEA's Executive Administrator and Conference Manager) is dedicated to providing assistance, but will continue to work remotely to adhere to Governor Asa Hutchinson's policy to do so.

The AWW&WEA officers and Board thank you for your continued understanding and support. We hope you remain safe and healthy.
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    Early fall at Roark Bluff on the Buffalo River

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    Calico Rock afterglow in early September on the White River

About AWW&WEA

Since 1931 the common goal of the members of the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association has been to provide clean water. The organization hosts an annual conference for those actively engaged in the design, management, operation and control of water works systems. For 89 years, attendees have considered the AWW&WEA Annual Conference the premier event for information management in the water and wastewater industry.

No matter what your interest is within the water industry, AWW&WEA has information and event opportunities to fit your needs. Our organization's educational programs set the industry standard in continuing education and cover the full spectrum of relevant, leading-edge water industry topics. They also provide attendees with valuable opportunities to meet, learn, and network with other water professionals from throughout the state. 

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History of AWW&WEA

The roots of the AWW&WEA were formed in 1931 when a group of 47 met in Fayetteville, Arkansas for two days in February to form the First Annual Arkansas Water Works Conference. It was during that time that the group would decide to form a permanent organization for the purpose of holding annual conferences for those actively engaged in the design, management, operation and control of water works systems.

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AWW&WEA Objectives

To further the dissemination of information and the advancement of knowledge in the areas of design, construction, operation and management of utilities rendering water and water pollution control service to the public.

To further study, experimentation and research in the areas of distribution, treatment, conservation, reclamation, development of water resources and utility management.

To provide a means for the improvement in the professional status of personnel engaged in the design, management and operation of water and water pollution control systems.

To encourage participation and support of American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.

To encourage membership in, and to provide support to, the associated districts of the Association.

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Advocacy & Education

No matter what your interest is within the water industry, AWW&WEA has information and event opportunities to fit your needs. Our organization’s educational programs set the industry standard in continuing education and cover the full spectrum of relevant, leading-edge water industry topics. They also provide attendees with valuable opportunities to meet, learn, and network with other water professionals from throughout the state.

Learn MORE ABOUT WEF’s Water Advocates Program

WEF’s Water Advocates Program is an easy and effective way for you to become more involved with engaging elected officials and the public on important water issues.  The Water Advocates Program is a training and engagement program to promote grassroots advocacy before elected officials and the public with the goal of creating a network of trained water advocates in every state. To learn more about the Water Advocates Program or to register to be a member, please visit the Government Affairs – Water Advocates community on WEFCOM, or send an email to wateradvocates@wef.org.

 

Water For People

Water For People is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water.  The organization began out of the American Water Works Association in 1991 with a vision to see a world where every person has access to reliable and save water and sanitation services; and a mission to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, business and governments.

For more information about Water For People, visit their website at www.waterforpeople.org

Water For People is the Charity of Choice for the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association.

To make a donation to Water For People of items to be raffled off at the annual AWW&WEA Conference to raise money and awareness of Water For People, please use this form:  AWWWEA Donor Form