There are many committees in which you may participate and contribute your time in helping to preserve and enhance the local water environment. If you are interested in joining a committee, please fill out this form or contact the respective chairperson listed below.
Collection Systems are a critical part of wastewater infrastructure. The quality of drinking water, groundwater, watersheds, public health, and the environment depends on a well-designed, constructed, and maintained collection system. This committee promotes the importance of collection systems throughout the Rocky Mountain Region by providing education, training, and resources to collection system personnel.
The primary goal of the Communications Committee is to help RMWEA communicate effectively to the membership, the public, and other outside entities. All communication aspects of RMWEA are united into one functional group to manage and streamline the distribution of information and activities, including social media, website, electronic newsletters, video production, and branding.
The Government Affairs Committee tracks pending legislation and regulations that impact the water and wastewater industry at the local, state, and national levels. Members of the committee actively participate in stakeholder meetings for various regulations, prepare regulatory updates for the membership, and participate in developing regulations and policies.
The Innovative Water Technologies Committee supports the evaluation, demonstration, and deployment of innovative technologies by providing a forum for collaboration among water sector partners. It serves as a link between national and international innovation in the water sector and the water industry in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The Lab Practices Committee promotes quality laboratory practices for all individuals involved in the administration and management of water and wastewater treatment programs. The Committee focuses on industry trends in technology, regulations, and best practices.
The Membership Committee recruits and retains RMWEA members through engagement and connection with the water sector.
The National Operations Challenge competition is held annually during the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference & Exposition (WEFTEC). The Operations Challenge Committee sponsors and supports team participation in the national competition and establishes guidelines related to team selection, training, and budget requirements. Visit the Operations Challenge page for more info.
RMWEA hosts an annual Operator Training School in Leadville, CO for Water, Wastewater, and Collection/Distribution System Operators. The Committee plans the Operator Training Schools, including logistics, curriculum, and event lodging/meals. Interested in attending an upcoming training school, learn more here.
The Professional Water Operator (PWO) Committee plans, coordinates, and executes training opportunities for water and wastewater professionals across the region. PWO seminars provide training units necessary for operators to renew their professional operator licenses, and are a fun way to engage with other water professionals in an educational setting. Explore upcoming PWOs here.
The Public Education and Outreach Committee provides information to the general public to inform and educate concerned citizens on water and wastewater processes, reuse, and the water cycle.
The Safety and Security Committee promotes safe and secure working practices within the water & wastewater industries and equips RMWEA members to make informed decisions to protect the people and the environment we serve.
RMWEA and the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) jointly formed the Student Chapters Committee, which connects college and university students to the water industry. The joint Committee hosts the Annual Rocky Mountain Student Design Competition.
The primary goal of the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) is to promote the exchange of water and wastewater-related technical information among industry professionals and to provide networking opportunities. This goal is accomplished through presentations, luncheons, and tours held throughout each year.
Water For People, a Denver-based international non-profit, promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services around the world and provides opportunities for water professionals who seek work in the global water crisis. The RMWEA Water For People Committee helps raise awareness and funds for Water For People through educational outreach, collaboration, and events including ThirstyFest, a completely volunteer-led beer festival in which all net proceeds from the festival benefit Water For People.
The RMWEA and Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) Joint Water Reuse Committee advocates for the safe use of reclaimed water in the Rocky Mountain region. This is achieved through local workshops, participation in local and national conferences, regular meetings, and educational materials. The Committee members represent water and wastewater utilities, consultants, legal representatives, reclaimed water users, and regulators.
The Young Professionals (YP) Committee empowers a new generation of water and wastewater professionals while upholding the values of AWWA and WEF. The YP Committee provides meaningful opportunities for career growth, fosters networking, helps members gain access to industry and educational resources, and promotes a welcoming and enjoyable environment for all members. YPs are defined as individuals that have less than five years work experience in the industry and are under the age of 35.