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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

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.

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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

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.

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Other Important Info:

***Call For Abstracts for the 2017 Joint Conference–Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2017 Joint Conference to be held April 18-20 in Great Falls.  Deadline for submission is December 16, 2016.  Click here for the 2017  Call For Abstracts

**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)

Next Board Meetings

All members are welcome to attend the upcoming board meetings:

MSAWWA Board Meeting–December 13, 2016
Morrison-Maierle Building/9 a.m.

MWEA Board Meeting–April 17, 2017
Heritage Inn, Great Falls

Joint Board Meeting–April 17, 2017
Heritage Inn, Great Falls

Annual Joint Membership Meeting–April 20, 2017
Heritage Inn Great Falls/7:00 a.m.

Click here to go to the News tab to find recent board meeting minutes and issues of the joint newsletter “NewsWaves 

New Job Postings:

Public Works Director position opening–City of Conrad

Public Works Superintendent Position Opening–City of Deer Lodge

Our Supporters

Student and Young Professional (S&YP) committee involvement with AWWA and WEF turned the idea of getting an ideal job from vision into reality.  Evolving from the Student to Young Professional, the S&YP committee provides a network connection to peers, events, and opportunities to become involved in the water and wastewater fields.
David CarlsonAE2S