AWWA announces jump in membership as annual conference begins

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced that it has reached 57,332 members, an all time high according to AWWA.


122-year-old water association now has 57,332 members

DENVER, Colo., June 16, 2003 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced that it has reached 57,332 members, an all time high according to AWWA.

AWWA officials announced the membership surge the week prior to its 2003 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE). The annual event is taking place now at the Anaheim, California Convention Center. It will continue through June 19.

"This is an exciting and challenging time for the water profession," Jack Hoffbuhr, Executive Director of AWWA said. "For 122 years, AWWA has been the authoritative resource for the drinking water profession. The fact that membership in AWWA is at an historic high and continues to grow is a reflection of the commitment and dedication AWWA has to the water profession and its mission to providing clean drinking water to the public.

With a focus on new trends, research and topical water-related issues impacting communities throughout the country, AWWA's five-day conference and four-day exposition will feature national water experts at more than 70 sessions and 13 pre-conference workshops.

Issues include drought and water supply, water quality and protection, homeland security, technology, infrastructure management, legislative and regulatory challenges. Additionally, over 500 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest innovations and technology in the drinking water profession. For more information go to AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition web page at http://www.awwa.org/ace2003.

WaterWorld.com will continue to offer coverage on the AWWA Conference & Exposition as it becomes available.

Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe drinking water in North America. AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community.

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