Technical Committees

Exclusively for AWRA members, Technical Committees meet regularly, host webinars, design specialty conferences and conference sessions, produce special reports, and develop policy statements for the Board of Directors.

Future Risk Committee

This committee focuses on developing strategies to adapt the changes and mitigate the risks of an increase in runoff, flooding, sea level rise, and drought that threaten urban development and our ecosystem.
2021 Committee Chairs: Charlotte Roehm and Bangshuai Han
Board Liaison: Jason Zhang

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Committee

This committee fosters an ongoing conversation about how to make Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) the standard practice in water resources management across the country.
2021 Committee Chairs: Mike Antos and Mike Sheer 
Volunteer Liaison: Lisa Beutler


The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal, featuring original papers that examine the multidisciplinary and complex issues surrounding water resources.
Editor-in-Chief: Venki Uddameri, Ph.D., P.E

Policy Committee

This committee provides help to the AWRA Board in taking a national and international leadership role in the area of water‐resource policy and translates scientific work into a format for action that public decision-makers can use as they formulate water policy. 
2021 Committee Chairs: Joanna Endter-Wada and Owen Mills 
Board Liaison: 
Sharon Megdal 

Research to Application Committee

This committee brings together and support a diverse, multidisciplinary community that advances research, education, and management matters related to water resources. This is accomplished by promoting the study, planning, forecasting, monitoring, and the use and protection of these water resources.
2021 Committee Chair: Richard Koehler
Board Liaison: Jerad Bales

Technology Committee

This committee engages AWRA members in defining the role of technology in water resources by using comprehensive and collaborative approaches that take full advantage of available data services, analytic tools, and cross-discipline program coordination. 
2021 Committee Chairs: Siddharth Saksena and Kyle Onda 
Board Liaison: Scott Kudlas


If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.