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.

National Resources

American Water Works Association Conferences
Provides information and call for papers for conferences including those related to source water protection.

American Water Works Association (AWWA): Source Water Protection Committee
Provides information and links related to the source water protection committee including information on committee activities.

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)
Trade association for state drinking water administrators with responsibility for source water protection.

Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators
(ASIWPCA) - ASIWPCA members are the state, interstate and territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs including integration of Clean Water Act (CWA link) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA link) programs.

Conservation Technology Information Center
The Conservation Technology Information Center is a national, nonprofit public/private partnership working to promote soil and water quality. Includes state contacts and information on agricultural programs.

Ground Water Foundation: Programs and Events
Contains information, publications, and tools to educate and motivate people to care for and about groundwater including public and youth education and involvement, Ground Water Guardian and source water workshops.

Ground Water Protection Council
Professional organization for state ground water program administrators.

National Association of Counties (NACo)
NACo provides information for counties and local governments relating to source water including agricultural programs and a resource center, and training and technical assistance with information on land use and water quality.

National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities
Small Town Wellhead and Source Water Protection Initiative - Resources for local leaders, especially in small communities.

National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
NGWA is a non-profit membership organization which provides ground water protection educational materials including the National Ground Water Information Center and Ground Water Awareness Week.

National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
NRWA assists small water systems and rural communities through grassroots support, research funding, technical assistance and legal support.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
RCAP specializes in rural community development by providing technical assistance, training and financial resources to small communities for drinking water protection and conservation, as well as links to regional partners.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL)
TPL provides information about federal, national and local efforts relevant to source water protection including conservation, finance, watershed protection and local programs.

Water Environment Federation
WEF and its member associations proudly work to achieve their mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.

2020 Conference


Take classes. Get smart. Win prizes. Play golf. Eat food. Network with other industry professionals.

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Select booths. Set up display. Show off. Make connections.

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