Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. To learn more, visit www.awwa.org
Formed in 1926, the Montana Section is one of the oldest of the 43 sections of American Water Works Association. Our section currently represents approximately 230 dedicated members.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.
The Montana Water Environment Association (MWEA) was originally established in 1944 as the Montana Sewage Works Association and is currently registered as a Member Association of WEF.
Other Important Info:
**Upcoming webinar: Workforce Development: An Overview of Key Components/April 4, 2017 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST.
This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the components of attracting, maintaining and retaining a quality workforce. Topics covered in this webinar include recruitment, retention, evaluating performance, succession planning and communicating about the industry. This webinar is relevant to managers, supervisors and even staff members who do not oversee others. Ideas discussed in this webinar will be useful for both the supervisor and staff perspectives. To register click on the following link:
Register for the Workforce Development Webinar
**MSAWWA & METC will once again be partnering with AWWA & MAP to provide FREE training in 2017. The complimentary workshop “Small System Operator Training to Achieve/Maintain Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act” will be offered September 14, 2017 in Sidney, MT. Contact Robin Barnes at email@example.com for more information.
**New One AWWA Operator Scholarship–MSAWWA has teamed with AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign to offer (1) $1000 or (2) $500 Operator Scholarships depending on need. Click here for more information and an application
**Next Joint Membership Meeting to take place on April 20, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. during the Joint Conference at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls (check back for the draft agenda as conference time approaches)