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.

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. 
2020 Committee Chairs: Joanna Endter-Wada and Owen Mills 
Board Liaison: 
Sharon Megdal

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. 
2020 Committee Chairs: David Blodgett and Steve Kopp 
Board Liaison: Scott Kudlas

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.
2020 Committee Chairs: Tapash Das and Bangshuai Han
Board Liaison: Jason Zhang

Flowing Waters 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: TBD 
Board Liaison:
Jerad Bales

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.
2020 Committee Chairs: Mike Antos and Mike Sheer 
Board Liaison: Lisa Beutler


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.

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