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AWWA DIRECTOR'S REPORT

A One-Stop Resource For
All Water Professionals

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reetings Water Professionals,
It always amazes me how a few ideas and some volunteer effort
will create lasting value. AWWA is living proof that volunteers and
inclusion make a difference. Membership was 50,925 as of December
31 and is expected to grow by 1 per cent. Our visiting AWWA dignitary for the
Joint Annual Conference and Tradeshow was Aurel Arndt, the current Secretary
Treasurer of AWWA. Thank you, Aurel. You are a true ambassador!
Our conference keynote speaker Bob McDonald reminded us of the importance
of our industry and our jobs, because drinking water is very scarce. When you
remove all the different ways we find water in the world, such as oceans, rainwater, glaciers and inaccessible geological reserves, the useable part is less than
1 per cent. Take into account population growth, changing weather patterns,
land use changes, pollution and now we begin to understand how scarce water
resources really are. This is very hard to understand when we in Ontario live near
20 per cent of the world's fresh water. We must continue to be good stewards of
this precious resource.
AWWA has shifted focus a bit over the past couple years to include all water
professionals and has coined the term "Total Water Solutions". This focus has
ramped up the creation of valuable resources for municipalities and utilities that
oversee both potable water and wastewater. It may surprise some that AWWA
already has 60 wastewater related standards, 14 wastewater manuals of practice
and nearly 50 wastewater books. AWWA is also addressing water reuse with six
new standards, 12 manuals of practice and numerous multimedia presentations
on the topic. Storm water is a less developed resource but still viewed as very
important phase in the water cycle. Most of these manuals are possible and
developed because smart volunteers and companies offer their expertise to create these valuable resources with the guidance of the very talented AWWA staff.
In a recent AWWA survey, nearly 60 per cent of members said they were involved
in both drinking water and wastewater activities, with nearly 35 per cent naming
water reuse as top five area of interest. The AWWA board made a commitment
in June 2012 to provide resources for the management of our member utilities.
Since then the staff and volunteers have been developing resources tailored to
the ever-evolving needs of water utilities.
AWWA has adopted many practices developed for drinking water and applied
the same integrated approach to "Total Water Solutions." This provides a large
commitment with the goal of being a one-stop resource for all water professionals. The history of AWWA is the history of water professionals committing
themselves to the stewardship of water that has led to the simple phrase "a better
world through better water". In the words of David LaFrance, AWWA Executive
Director, it has never been a better time to be a member of AWWA.
Congratulations to all water professionals and volunteers. This world is a better
place because of you.

RAY MILLER
SALES REPRESENTATIVE,
CLOW CANADA
AWWA DIRECTOR - OWWA

AWWA HAS SHIFTED
FOCUS A BIT
OVER THE PAST
COUPLE YEARS TO
INCLUDE ALL WATER
PROFESSIONALS
AND HAS COINED
THE TERM "TOTAL
WATER SOLUTIONS".

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017

From the Publications Chair
OWWA President’s Message
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Niagara Falls Success!
Conference Sponsors
2017 Fuller Award
2017 OWWA Awards
Silver Water Drop
Water Efficiency Awards
OMWA Awards
OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Committee Reports
Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Intro
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 6
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From the Publications Chair
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 8
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWA President’s Message
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OWWEA Report
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From Our AWWA Director
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Niagara Falls Success!
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 16
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Conference Sponsors
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 Fuller Award
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 OWWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Silver Water Drop
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Water Efficiency Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Committee Reports
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 29
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member Listing
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member News
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
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