American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world.
Our membership includes over 4,300 utilities that supply roughly 80 percent of the nation’s drinking water and treat almost half of the nation’s wastewater. Our 51,000 total members represent the full spectrum of the water community: public water and wastewater systems, environmental advocates, scientists, academicians, and others who hold a genuine interest in water, our most important resource.
National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
Founded in 1895 by a handful of small water companies, today the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has members located throughout the nation, ranging in size from large companies owning, operating or partnering with hundreds of utilities in multiple states to individual utilities serving a few hundred customers. These companies were built by men and women who engineered solutions and earned the public’s trust by treating and delivering a vital resource year after year. Our members’ businesses include ownership of state-regulated drinking water and wastewater utilities and many forms of public-private partnerships. Through the NAWC, our members collaborate, share best practices and leverage their strengths to benefit the communities they serve.
Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC)
The U.S. water and wastewater sector’s leading national associations and research foundations established the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) in 2002, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That same year, it was authorized by Congress in the Bioterrorism Act. WaterISAC is the designated information sharing and operations arm of the Water Sector Coordinating Council.
WaterISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the water and wastewater sector. We serve 2,600 water sector personnel across several hundred utilities and other organizations. Our utility members provide water and wastewater service to most of the United States, and we also serve utilities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Membership is also open to organizations in the U.K. and the Netherlands.
In addition to water and wastewater utilities, our members include local state/provincial and federal agencies; law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security agencies; consulting and engineering firms; and utility associations.
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its members work every day to fulfill our Mission of inspiring the water community in pursuit of human and environmental well-being. Our vision for the future is life free of water challenges.
As water professionals, this is our ultimate goal – a world where each person has access to clean water and sanitation, where communities prosper, and where nature thrives. To get there, our mission is to inspire the water community in pursuit of human and environmental well-being.
We need to attract and develop a diverse and passionate workforce, cultivate a purpose-driven community to sustainably solve water challenges for all, and lead the transformation to the circular water economy. As we undertake this work, let’s also shine a light on our sector. Let’s amplify the stories of water to grow, strengthen and diversify the water community.