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. Each Committee hosts a Forum on AWRA's member networking community.

Policy Technical Committee

This committee provides help to the AWRA Board in taking a national and international leadership role in the area of water‐resource policy, by translates scientific work into a format for action that public decision-makers can use as they formulate water policy. 2020 Committee Chair: Sharon Megdal

Technology Technical 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.

Future Risk Technical 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. 2020 Committee Chair: Jason Doll

Flowing Waters Technical Committee

This committee seeks to advance multidisciplinary water resources management, planning, research and education in all areas of "Flowing Waters," including surface and groundwater hydrology, watershed management, stormwater, water quality, water supply, source water protection, stream ecology, ecological flows, ecosystem restoration, forest hydrology, agricultural hydrology, and wildland hydrology, etc. 2020 Committee Chair: Jerad Bales

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Technical 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. 2020 Committee Chair: Lisa Beutler

International Affairs Technical Committee

This committee seeks to promote international collaboration in water resources management, planning, research, outreach, and education within AWRA and with sister professional societies/associations.


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.