Water Organizations & Resources


Other Organizations

American Water Works Association

An international non-profit scientific and educational society for the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

AMWA represents water suppliers before Congress and federal agencies, and are the authority on national drinking water policy.

AWWA Regulatory Affairs/Alerts

AWWA Regulatory Affairs participate in the development of new regulations, prepare comments on proposed regulations, and implement projects under the Water Industry Technical Action Fund (WITAF).

AWWA Research Foundation

AWWA sponsors research for the drinking water community.

Local Government Environmental Network (LGEAN)

LGEAN is a "first-stop shop" providing environmental management; planning, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers and staff.

National Association of Water Companies

NAWC is the only national trade association that exclusively represents the private and investor-owned water utility industry.

National Groundwater Association (NGWA)

NGWA enhances the skills and credibility of all groundwater professionals, develops and exchange industry knowledge and promotes the groundwater industry and understanding of groundwater resources.

National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)

The National institutes for Water Resources is a network of Research Institutes in every state. They conduct basic and applied research to solve water problems unique to their area.

National Rural Water Association

A non-profit federation of State Rural Water Associations, they provide support services to state associations who have more than 20,000 water and waste water systems as members.

The Clean Water Act

Lists various U.S. codes for water pollution prevention and control.

Water Environment Federation

The WEF is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

Water For People

A nonprofit, charitable organization in the U.S. and Canada that helps people in developing countries obtain safe drinking water.

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs.

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWoW) is a non-profit organization representing small water and waste water systems in Washington state. We have over 550 members and that number is continually increasing.

League of Oregon Cities

The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is a voluntary association of 238 incorporated cities throughout the state. The League was founded in 1925 and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. LOC’s core mission is to work for strong, livable communities. Our primary functions are to advocate, to inform and to educate. LOC partners with its member cities to help local government better serve citizens of Oregon.

Oregon Association of Water Utilities (OAWU)

Oregon Association of Water Utilities (OAWU) is a nonprofit, independent association of water and wastewater utilities. OAWU was formed in 1978 to represent water utilities' interests in the state legislature and became a state affiliate of the National Rural Water Association. NRWA is one of America's largest and strongest voices for rural and small systems, representing over 24,500 water and wastewater systems nationally.

Partnership For Safe Drinking Water

The Partnership is a voluntary effort between six drinking water organizations and more than 200 surface water utilities throughout the United States. The goal of the Partnership is to provide new measures of safety to millions by implementing prevention programs where legislation or regulation does not exist. Benefits of the Partnership are:· Customized Performance Enhancement Plans · Recognition by Your Community and Customers · Regulator Confidence.AWWA fully supports the Partnership.

OESAC Committee

The Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council (OESAC) evaluates non-credit educational programs for continuing education and assigns CEUs