2020 AWW&WEA CONFERENCE UPDATE

One of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA)'s top priorities are health concerns and the safety of the employees and contractors of the industries we serve. For that reason, we believe it is in the best interest of our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors that we postpone our Annual Conference (currently scheduled for April 26-29, 2020) to another date later in 2020.

AWW&WEA continues to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the advice and updates released daily from the Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA) on the escalating global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on people's lives as well as other conferences and events around Arkansas and the world.

We are diligently and feverishly working with all entities necessary to complete the process of fully integrating to a new date pattern. Additionally, we're working with the agencies of the Arkansas Department of Health and the Division of Environmental Quality to work out a plan regarding attendees' continuing education credits they would normally receive during our Annual Conference in April. New details and information will be posted on AWW&WEA's website (www.awwwea.org), Facebook and Twitter once it's finalized. We kindly ask that you please bear with us as we work to gather all of the information.

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS / REFUNDS For those that have already registered to attend the 2020 Annual Conference in April, you may choose to transfer your current registration to the new Conference date (to be determined) OR you may request a refund. Refund requests should be sent via email to ashley@angelarogersgroup.com, with the information below included with the refund request.

Attendee First & Last Name
Company
Mailing address

Refunds will be processed in the order in which they're received. Please allow a few weeks for processing.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
If you made a hotel room reservation for the April 2020 AWW&WEA Conference in Hot Springs, please be sure to cancel it as soon as possible. ARG is not permitted to cancel any hotel room reservations booked by attendees.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In adhering to the Mayor of Little Rock's plea for those businesses that are able to work remotely to do so, the Angela Rogers Group (AWW&WEA's Executive Administrator and Conference Management team) is currently working remotely and are not physically in the office. If you have any questions, please do not call the office, but rather email either ashley@angelarogersgroup.com. Please be advised that the ARG team is currently experiencing an extremely high volume of communications so response may be delayed.

Postponing the AWW&WEA Annual Conference was certainly not an easy decision but we are confident that we will overcome this outbreak more easily if we stay rational and focused. We appreciate your continued support and patience.
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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