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What is AWWA?

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.  Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world.  Its more than 50,000 members represent the full spectrum of the drinking water community:  treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufactures, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health.  Membership includes more than 4,000 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people in North America.

Our Mission

The American Water Works Association is dedicated to the promotion of public health and welfare in the provision of drinking water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity.  Awwa must be proactive and effective in advancing the technology, science, management, and government policies relative to the stewardship of water.

Our Vison

AWWA will be the leading force in the world dedicated to safe drinking water.