Welcome to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Hawaii Section. 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, manufacturers, 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.
Membership is divided into 43 sections that conduct seminars and lectures throughout the year for both the members and the public. Technical papers and presentations are given and discussed at the annual meeting.
The AWWA HAWAII SECTION
The AWWA Hawaii Section was established in 1975 and is dedicated to the promotion of public health and welfare in the provision of drinking water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity for Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and other Pacific American Commonwealths, Trusts, Territories, and possessions.
The purpose of the AWWA Hawaii Section is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning the improvement of practice in the design, construction, operation and management of water works and all related activities. The AWWA Hawaii Section must be proactive and effective in advancing the technology, science, management, and government policies relative to the stewardship of water.
Juanita Colon - Fall 2017
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays and spending quality time with your family and friends. As this is the season of giving thanks, I want to mahalo all of you for all that you do for the Section and all that you do for our communities that we service. Not just in our everyday jobs but for the service we provide outside of our duties by being mentors, coaches, and community leaders. Through you all, we make our island home a better place to live and work.
The 2018 Pacific Water Conference theme is “I Ola Pono Nā Wai Hawai‘i: Enhancing Hawai‘i’s Water Environment” and will be held February 7th and 8th at the Hawai‘i Convention Center with Pre-Conference Workshops kicking things off on Tuesday, February 6. AWWA Conference Chair Susan Mukai, HWEA Chairs, and hard-working committee members are putting together a great technical program for all attendees. Don’t forget to join us as we cheer on our operators in the Pipe Tapping and Top Ops competitions. Registration is now open.
Reflecting on the last couple of months, we saw the devastating effects of natural disasters across the country from wildfires in California, Washington, and Montana to hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. I want to remind everyone that our island communities are not immune to these disasters and we should all be prepared to respond to an emergency or natural disaster within the context of our jobs but also within our own families. Be safe and be prepared.
Hope to see you all at the 2018 Pacific Water Conference. Have a great holiday season!
Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!!
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