A message from Deana L. Donohue, P.E., Water Resources Management Chair 2014-2015
 
Committee Mission Statement: On behalf of APWA members, we advocate and educate for the management of water resources to achieve resilient and sustainable systems.

Welcome to our webpage, I'm very glad that you have taken the time to browse this page. I hope you find all the information you need to get to know the Water Resources Management Committee (WRMC).

The clean water industry is vastly diverse involving drinking water, flood control, conservation, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, treatment, and reuse. Limited resources and expanding regulatory requirements have created an increasingly complex and challenging task for those managing clean water.

As advocates for our members and our communities, this committee recognizes that we have a responsibility to bring experts together to share knowledge and ideas on how best to address our challenges. We have and will continue to collaborate with our sister organizations such as the Water Environment Federation (WEF), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and other agencies in supporting legislation such as infrastructure reinvestment and environmental regulation. We also provide expert opinions on legislation and regulation to ensure that we represent the voice of all of our members.

Our commitment to educating our members, on topics related to clean water, is enhanced by writing and submitting Water Resources articles for each February Reporter Issue and developing Click Listen and Learn online presentations. The Water Resources Management Committee also develops and hosts the Public Work Stormwater Summit and other technical sessions at the APWA International Congress & Exposition providing information on topics relevant to current water related subjects affecting the United States and Canada.

The Water Resources Management Committee has set the following goals for the 2014-2015 program year:
  • Provide comments to regulatory and legislative initiatives such as the proposed rule on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)
  • Contribute articles for the February APWA Reporter Issue
  • Review and update position statements for water resources topics
  • Promote and assist with development and continuity of Water Resources Committees at the Chapter level
  • Continue to collaborate with other organizations for professional response opportunities
  • Improve member communications and engage young professionals
  • Monitor pharmaceutical waste legislation in coordination with the Solid Waste Management Committee
  • Post relevant information on water resources topics to APWA's infoNOW communities.
The goals listed above are just a sample of the tasks that are completed by this committee annually. We welcome your feedback and thoughts. Please contact me (deana.donohue@amwater.com) if you have ideas for how APWA can provide the best information and services on water issues. Thank you for your time!