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American Water Works Association (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance joins The Water Values Podcast for a wide-ranging look at the AWWA. David recounts some history of the AWWA, discusses AWWA’s strategic initiatives (including a recap of how AWWA’s expansion to India is going) and important current issues, and identifies some key trends where he sees water issues heading in the future. David gives a great interview that’s chock full of interesting information.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
The origins of the AWWA The AWWA’s mission Why the AWWA chose to expand internationally to India How North American members can learn from Indian water professionals AWWA ACE19 in Denver, CO (June 9-12, 2019) Recent federal legislation concerning water (WIFIA & the Farm Bill) Why AWWA’s standards have been so important in bringing uniformity to water infrastructure The key issues David sees being at the fore in the water sector in the future
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
AWWA’s website David’s LinkedIn Profile and Twitter handle AWWA handle on Twitter AWWA India homepage EPA webpage on WIFIA Article on the conservation programs in the Farm Bill TWV #136: Water Reuse with Pat Sinicropi (executive director of the Water Reuse Association) TWV #078: Exploring the Work of the Water Research Foundation with Rob Renner