Water & Wastewater Associations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an organization that supports the practice of mechanical engineering by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life, and communicating the excitement of engineering. The ASME B73 series of standards cover a variety of centrifugal pump configurations for (but not limited to chemical processes.  https://www.asme.org/

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

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. http://www.awwa.org/

Association of Water Technologies (AWT)

The Association of Water Technologies is the international water treatment association representing more than 500 companies that specialize in applying water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems. AWT works daily to support its members and provide them with the tools they need to succeed and grow — training, certification, networking, and regulatory and public awareness programs. 

AWT’s quarterly magazine, The Analyst, represents the water treatment industry by presenting technologies and applications in the areas of cooling, boiler, and wastewater treatment. Each issue includes technical/scientific articles on topics such as chemistry, water treatment processes, the structure of polymers, pumps, biofilms, etc. — highlighting practical applications of available technologies. The magazine also keeps readers abreast of regulatory activities and business practices impacting the industry. https://www.awt.org/resources/analyst.cfm

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)

is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners. CWWA is recognized by the federal government and national bodies as the national voice of this public service sector. http://www.cwwa.ca/

Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association (OPCEA)

The Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association is a trade association comprised of over 170 firms engaged in the manufacture and/or distribution of environmental and related equipment in Ontario. OPCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting member companies in the promotion of their equipment and services to the pollution control market sector of Ontario. Originally founded in 1970 under the name Ontario Sanitation Equipment Association, the OPCEA has since grown to over 170 member companies whose fields encompass a broad spectrum of equipment and services for the air and water pollution control marketplace. https://www.opcea.com/

Hydraulic Institute

Since 1917, the Hydraulic Institute (HI)—the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America—has served member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information. HI has established itself as the leading spokesperson for the North American pump industry. The Institute offers a wide variety of programs and services, each tailored to member needs: standards development, networking opportunities, access to specific statistical data and economic reports, promotional opportunities, educational materials, breaking industry news, participation in industry initiatives, and more. http://pumps.org/

Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA)

The Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) is a national trade association representing and serving the manufacturers of submersible pumps for municipal and industrial wastewater applications. Founded in 1976, the association's primary focus is on industry guidelines, education and promotion. While U.S.-based, the Association issues technical guidelines that could be applicable in other jurisdictions.  http://www.swpa.org/

Water Environment Federation

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 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, its 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. http://www.wef.org

Regional Membership Associations

ACWWA, BCWWA, OOWA, WCWWA, WEAO and Réseau Environnement are regional associations of professionals working in the areas of water supply and wastewater management. They support a variety of professional development, information exchange and advocacy activities aimed at ensuring best practices and professional competency in the industry. Several of these associations have affiliations with international groups, including the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) listed below.

Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) http://www.acwwa.ca

British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association (BCWWA) http://www.bcwwa.org/

Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) https://www.oowa.org/

Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) https://www.weao.org/

Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association (WCWWA) http://wcwwa.ca/

Réseau Environnement

Réseau Environnement is the largest group of environmental specialists in Quebec, with more than 2700 members. Active for more than 50 years, its mission is to promote good practices and innovation in management of the environment. The Water division addresses drinking water and wastewater, as well as everything related to the quality of water bodies in Quebec. The sector includes the public, not-for profit and private sectors involved in sustainable development, including ministries, municipalities, university researchers and specialized sanitation equipment and service providers.   http://www.reseau-environnement.com/

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