Who We Are

The American Water Works Association [AWWA] is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. AWWA is defined by six core competencies, through which we communicate and interact with all of our audiences. Together, the competencies distinguish AWWA as the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond.

Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. Its more than 57,000 members represent the full spectrum of the drinking water community: treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health. Membership includes more than 4,700 utilities that supply water to roughly 180 million people in North America.

Vision Statement

We will be recognized as the Western Canadian leader dedicated to safe drinking water. We will provide pre-eminent training programs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the advancement of technology, knowledge, and skills necessary to ensure a sufficient and reliable supply of exceptional quality drinking water to consumers in Western Canada. We will encourage and support appropriate laws and regulations that protect public health, and we will work to ensure public confidence in drinking water.