Membership Overview

Ensuring the quality and sufficiency of water today and
into the future is a commitment that AWWA renews daily.
In so doing, we position the Association – and you – to meet the
evolving needs of the profession.

That’s what AWWA is all about – giving you the information
and resources you need to deliver safe water to the world. When
you think water, think AWWA. Join AWWA today by
registering online at
or call 1-800-926-7337.

West Virginia AWWA (WVAWWA) is a local Section
that provides additional opportunities and resources
for water professionals across the state. WV residents
who join AWWA will automatically be enrolled in the
Section, and those located outside WV who would like
to join can do so by adding a Section membership
during registration.

What Is AWWA?

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is the world’s largest educational and scientific organization dedicated to a better world through better water. Approximately 50,000 association members work as community water providers, federal and state regulators, environmentalists, academics, scientists, consultants, engineers, and manufacturers. They reside in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories. Our 4,000 utility members serve 80 percent of the U.S. population. The association has proudly sponsored many of the educational programs, invested in research, and developed much of the scientific and technical information used to improve the quality of the water we drink. In other words, we provide total water solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource.

For more than a century, AWWA has pooled the expertise of its members to devise standards for equipment and technical processes that have enabled drinking water providers to overcome some of the most lethal threats to American public health. In 1999, the disinfection of public water supplies was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the five most important public health achievements of the 20th Century. We strive to display excellence and integrity in our work in protecting public health and the environment.

As Congress considers initiatives to build upon these historic advances, AWWA is ready to provide Congress with the best information available on the state of drinking water today and the challenges that remain. Whether the issue is water quality, conservation, infrastructure, source water protection, contaminant listing, health research, or treatment practices, AWWA has materials and experts ready to assist you. Feel free to contact AWWA government affairs staff when your work turns to drinking water issues.

AWWA Membership Benefits


Member-only areas of the AWWA website, including archived articles
Discounts of at least 33% on hundreds of books, standards, manuals, software, and training videos
Discounts to attend local, regional, and international conferences including AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE)


Get involved in local Sections where water professionals can take advantage of local educational programs, network with peers, influence state or provincial legislation and regulations, and share information about local water issues


You have choices. The three basic categories of membership below each offer advantages geared toward professional growth, the acquisition of new skills, exposure to the industry, and enhanced technical knowledge.

Members: Be sure to keep your contact information up to date with AWWA to ensure that you receive communications!

Learning Today For A Better Tomorrow


Meet and learn from recognized industry leaders, and share your knowledge with others


Journal AWWA – our flagship publication presents the latest industry research, peer-reviewed articles, and information about all aspects of the water profession
Opflow – this monthly magazine provides hands-on guidance to make utility operations smoother and more efficient, with a focus on both new and the best established technologies
Resource Communities – digital platforms where water professionals go to network, exchange information, and obtain resources