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:

2022 SYP Poster Competition Call for Abstracts: The Joint SYP committee has issued a call for abstracts for the 2022 Fresh Ideas Poster Competition to take place at the upcoming conference.  Winners get an expense paid trip to present their poster in June at ACE22!  2022 SYP Poster Competition Call for Abstracts

2022 MSAWWA-MWEA Conference Update:
The 2022 Joint Conference is scheduled to be held April 26 (Preconference) and April 27-28, 2022 in Great Falls.  Exhibitor and Attendee registration are open!  Please click here to go to the Joint Conference page for more information and to register

No trainings are currently planned at this time.  Check back for spring updates!

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

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

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

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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.  If you would like to be included in virtual meetings, please email Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org to be added.

MSAWWA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time:  Virtual meeting/Tuesday, December 7th/9 a.m.

MWEA Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Monday, April 25, 2022/9 a.m.

Joint Board Meeting—
Location/date/time: Monday, April 25, 2022/1 p.m.

Annual Joint Membership Meeting
Location/date/time: Thursday, April 28, 2022/7:30 a.m. during the 2022 Joint Conference


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:

City of Whitefish, GIS Coordinator (open until filled)/Click here for more detail



Our Supporters

Membership in AWWA has been a great experience. I have been able to learn a lot more about the water and wastewater field which helps the communities I work in, while at the same time networking with other engineers, operators and product suppliers from all over the USA and Canada.
Greg Lukasik, Great West Engineering