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
Mailing address

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

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.

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.

William Throop Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. William "Bill" Throop, who served the AWEA in numerous capacities during his career until his death during his term as WEF Director for Arkansas. The scholarship amount is $1,000.

Submission deadline:
Applications for the 2020 AWEA William M. Throop Memorial Scholarship must be submitted by March 15, 2020.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be Arkansas resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an Arkansas two or four-year college or university or the Arkansas Environmental Academy.
  • Applications already attending a college or university must have cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 on a 4.0 scale on course work that applies toward graduation requirements.Course work that does not apply toward graduation requirements will not be considered.
  • Special consideration shall be given to those candidates who are in their junior or senior year of academic studies in a four-year college or university or in the second year of an associate degree program.
  • Family members of AWEA members shall be considered first for scholarship awards.

Applicant requirements:

  • Applicants must submit a paper of between 500 and 600 words reflecting their career interests, objectives, how they envision using their education, employment history, education history, extracurricular activities, and an explanation of their financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a current copy of their high school or college transcript.
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from their academic advisor or other appropriate official attesting to their course of study and other aspects of their application.
  • If selected to receive a scholarship, the applicant will be required to submit a photo suitable for publication in a newspaper, etc.

Please submit applications to:
Prairie Grove Water
Attn: Larry Oelrich
P.O. Box 255
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Email: pgwater@pgtc.com

Click here to download the scholarship application.


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