A message Eric Labelle, Water Resources Management Committee Chair 2013-2014
“Awareness, Advocacy, Knowledge, Sustainability”
Welcome to our webpage.
I am privileged to be able serve with Committee members who have such a wealth of knowledge and experience in storm, potable, and wastewater. Committee members represent a wide cross-section of America residing in California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Oregon, Florida, South Carolina and Maine.
Clean water has become an incredibly diverse industry involving drinking water, flood control, conservation, wastewater treatment, stormwater treatment, and reuse. Management of clean water is becoming increasingly complex and challenging with expanding regulation and changing best management practices all competing for limited resources.
The Committee and the American Public Works Association’s talented staff are committed to bringing awareness and advocacy for its members and assisting them in advancing their mission. Staff continuously monitor new trends and regulations and provide relevant and informative educational programs to APWA members.
As advocates for our members, we recognize effecting change requires bringing people together. Hence, we collaborate with our sister organizations such as Water Environment Federation (WEF), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and others agencies in supporting legislation such as infrastructure reinvestment and environmental regulation. We also provide expert testimony on legislation and regulation to ensure our members have a clear voice.
We continue our commitment to clean water by providing educational support via the February “Reporter”, Click, Listen and Learn, and technical sessions at the APWA International Congress in Toronto. The Stormwater Summit and technical sessions in Toronto promise to bring experiences which are relevant to current water related subjects effecting the United States and Canada.
I thank APWA President, Ed Gottko, P.E., for the opportunity to serve as Chair. I also want to thank Paul Hindman, Past Chair, APWA’s talented staff, as well as past and current members of the Water Resources Committee. Their commitment has been instrumental to the achievements of this committee and the increased value being brought to the APWA membership.
Please feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns. We are here for you, our members.