Welcome to MontanaWater.org! 

This website is a partnership between the Montana Section of the American Water Works Association and the Montana Water Environment Association.  The website is intended to provide users with information about these two organizations at the state level, as well as links to information available on both national organization websites at awwa.org and wef.org.  Feel free to email questions or comments to info@montanawater.org.

Thank you for visiting and please check back regularly for updated information!

Important Info:

2020 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:
The MWEA and MSAWWA Boards of Directors met by conference call on 3/17/20 at 10 a.m. and a decision was made to cancel the 2020 Joint Conference.  There are not plans to reschedule the conference at this time. The Boards extend their thanks to all who had committed to support and attend this year’s conference and look forward to a successful and education conference in 2021.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org

AWWA/MSAWWA retiring members–please check out the new “retiree” membership and rate savings information that is being offered.  AWWA Retiree Memberships

TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR MARCH 24TH HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  INFORMATION WILL BE SENT OUT WHEN IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. Free training provided: Please pass the word! MSAWWA, in partnership with USDA and AWWA, is again offering a FREE workshop titled “Optimizing Performance and Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems”.  The workshop is designed for operators, managers, staff, decision makers and engineers of small rural systems serving under 10,000, with an emphasis on systems serving under 2,500.  Larger systems are also welcome to attend.  8 hours of dual credits are available.  Attendees do not need to be members to participate.

MWEA’s Grants For Teachers Scholarship/Click here for more information

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship/Click here for more information and an application

Next Joint Membership Meeting to take place on April 23, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. during the Joint Conference in Great Falls. Revised Montana Section AWWA Bylaws will be voted on at the meeting.  You can review the document here:Montana Section AWWA DRAFT Bylaws

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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 about AWWA, 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.

Learn more about MSAWWA and become a member!


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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 WEF, 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.Join WEF

Learn more about MWEA and become a member!

Next Board Meetings


All members are welcome to attend the upcoming board meetings:

MSAWWA Board Meeting–Monday/April 20,2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/1:00 pm

MWEA Board Meeting–Monday/April 20, 2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/1:00 pm

Joint Board Meeting–Monday/April 20, 2020
Heritage Inn-Great Falls/4:00 pm

Annual Joint Membership Meeting–April 23, 2020
Heritage Inn, Great Falls/7:30 am


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

New Job Postings:

The Montana Environmental Training Center at MSU Northern is searching for a Director and a Training and Development Specialist.  Please click on this link for job descriptions and an online application.  METC Job Openings



Our Supporters

I’ve really appreciated the opportunities through MSAWWA & MWEA to get to know people and feel like a part of the community. A community committed to protecting a very important resource, water. Plus, they have made keeping up with my continuing education credits super easy!
Nicole MosbyMorrison-Maierle