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 - Spring 2018
Aloha Kakou! As we continue to “Enhance Hawaii’s Water Environment” the AWWA-HI Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs and Executive Board meet on April 13th at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery-Iwilei for our annual strategic planning meeting. Topics of discussion included membership and member value, support to the Western Pacific Subsection, succession planning, and workshops and operator training. I look forward to the coming year as we continue to provide our membership with the best service and support.
The 2018 AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In occurred April 18-19 and was attended by our incoming Water Utility Trustee Kawika Uyehara. This year’s issues brought forth to our Congressional delegates focused on source water protection and investing in our drinking water infrastructure. Mahalo Kawika for representing our Section.
Remember to join us at ACE 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas June 11 – 14. The Section’s annual ACE Reception will be held Monday, June 11th at the Mandalay Bay Border Grill. Should you have questions please contact Mark Ohigashi.
As this will be my last Chair’s message I want to thank our executive board, trustees, and committee chairs for their commitment and volunteerism to the Section. As we move forward, please welcome Mark Ohigashi as the new Section Chair. I know that he will serve the Section to the best of his ability as we continue to enhance Hawaii’s water environment. It has been a pleasure serving as your Section Chair this past year. Malama Pono. §
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