Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water
resources management, research, and education. With almost 2,500 members, it is the major U.S. organization in the field. AWRA’s membership includes engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists and attorneys. AWRA organizes conferences, publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA),
the Water Resources IMPACT
magazine, and sponsors Technical Committees, State Sections and Student Chapters.
AWRA has a seat on the Board of Governors of the World Water Council
and participates in the triennial World Water Forum
AWRA sponsors a minimum of three conferences a year: a Spring Specialty Conference, a Summer Specialty Conference, and an Annual Water Resources Conference (held in November). The three day Specialty Conferences focus such areas as Geological Information Systems, Riparian Ecosystems, Adaptive Management, Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, Wetlands Restoration, Watershed Management, Agricultural Hydrology, Coastal Water Resources, and Climate Change. The four day Annual Conferences offer a comprehensive program of oral and poster presentations, Plenary Sessions, field trips and workshops. The AWRA also holds a series of Water Policy Dialogues focusing on water policy and... Read More