We have recently been exploring the different water related resources available on the web. During that process we started to think about the different organizations that support individuals that are responsible for managing water resources. Naturally, the operators at the municipal water and wastewater facilities that clean our drinking and wastewater come to mind. However, in thinking about it, there are many other people in the community that spend good parts of their day managing water. Here are some brief descriptions of some of the organizations that represent those that are responsible for our water resources:
Wisconsin Rural Water Association
Helping water and wastewater systems improve and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in the state of Wisconsin. Member of the National Rural Water Association (http://www.nrwa.org/).Wisconsin Wastewater
The Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association is comprised of over 2,000 wastewater treatment plant professionals serving municipalities and industries throughout the State. The organization members pride themselves on the efficient, non-polluting operation of the Wisconsin wastewater treatment facilities.
Plant & Facilities Maintenance Organization
PFMA provides technical information on emerging trends in plant and facility operations and networking opportunities that contribute to the ongoing success of a member's career or occupation.
Association of Facilities Engineering
Today more than ever, AFE is the facilities professional’s toolkit for success. As energy efficiency, sustainability and other goals make facility systems continually more complex, AFE is here to keep members abreast of new developments and trends in our profession.
Association of Water Technologies
As the largest association for water treatment specialists, AWT assists water treatment firms to successfully compete in the industry by promoting activities that enhance a professional and profitable business environment.
Water Quality Association
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. WQA maintains a close dialogue with other organizations representing different aspects of the water industry in order to best serve consumers, government officials, and industry members.