FWEA Upcoming Events

Big Bend Florida Water Festival Planning
Please join us for planning of the March 7, 2015 Florida Water Festival, hosted by the Big Bend FWEA Chapter.

Technical Training & Holiday Lunch Meeting
FWEA First Coast Chapter & FSAWWA Region II
2014 Technical Training & Holiday Lunch Meeting

Manasota Chapter
Join us for our joint professional society Holiday Social with the local chapters of AWWA, FES, APWA, and ASCE!

FWEA Utility Council Meeting

FWEA/FWRC Operations Challenge 2015 Meet & Greet
Operations Challenge is the “Wastewater Olympics” for professionals in the wastewater treatment industry. Teams of 4 members compete in 5 separate events: operations, maintenance, laboratory, safety and collection systems, at a regional level to earn the right to represent Florida at the national competition at WEFTEC. 

During this meet and greet you will receive the Operations Challenge rules for 2015 and you will be able to run through the events with the judges available to answer your questions. 

Meeting starts at 9am followed by familiarization and practice.

BBQ lunch provided!

FWEA Annual Air Quality Workshop
The FWEA Air Quality Committee would like to invite you to join us and a panel of experts in the odor control field for this annual one-day workshop.

2015 FWEA Winter Reuse Seminar

Expanding the Reuse Pie: Experiences with Supplementation, Storage, Integration, Potable Reuse, Innovative Treatment, Expansion, and More!

Florida Water Festival in the Big Bend Area
Mark your calendars for the Florida Water Festival taking place in Tallahassee.

Big Bend Chapter Meeting
Topic: Stormwater Reuse

FWEA Utility Council Board Meeting

FWEA Board of Directors Meeting
This meeting will be held in connection with FWRC. Time and location TBA.

Florida Water Resources Conference
05/03/2015- 05/06/2015
The premier joint utility conference, this is Florida’s marketplace for the water, wastewater and stormwater industry. This annual event draws the industry’s the top level executives and decisions makers in one place. Enjoy the networking possibilities that abound from this collected group of key people. No other show in the Southeast affords you the opportunities that you will experience here. As the demand for equipment and supplies continue, and technology progresses at an unprecedented rate, now is the time to join more than 300 companies at Florida’s largest conference of this type and mingle with 2500+ attendees.

FWEA Utility Council Annual Meeting

AWWA Exemplary Source Water Protection Award Recognizes Water Quality Protection Programs

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), an international nonprofit and educational society, is the largest and oldest organization of water professionals in the world, with a membership of approximately 50,000 people and 4,600 utilities that supply water to 180 million people in North America. Members represent treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others who hold genuine interest in water supply and public health. The organization is considered an authoritative resource on safe water.

Each year, AWWA recognizes the efforts of source water protection programs. Through its Exemplary Source Water Protection Award program, three awards are issued to organizations representing different water system size classifications based on the population served. Organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by an AWWA member, regulatory agency responsible for source water protection, a local chapter of the National Rural Water Association, or regional authorities.

The Exemplary Source Water Protection Award recipients have included:

Size Class Recipient AWWA Section
Large Groundwater System City of Kalamazoo, Mich. Michigan
Very Large/Mixed System Spokane Aquifer Joint Board, Wash. Pacific Northwest

 Nominations are judged on how well a water system meets six components of AWWA’s source water protection standard:

  • Program vision
  • Source water characterization
  • Source water protection goals
  • Development of an action plan
  • Implementation of the action plan
  • Periodic evaluation and revision of the entire program

 In addition to how well a source water protection program satisfies each of the six program components outlined for the AWWA standard, the award is also based on the following three criteria:

  • Effectiveness of the program
  • Innovativeness of the program approach
  • Difficulties overcome by the organization in satisfying the eligibility criteria

 The first six items directly relate to the program component criteria set forth in the AWWA Standard for Source Water Protection (ANSI/AWWA G300-07). Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the specific criteria for each of the six program components provided in the AWWA standard, which is available from the AWWA Bookstore (http://www.awwa.org/publications.aspx). 

Nomination packages for the upcoming award are due to the staff secretary, AWWA Water Resource Sustainability Division, by Wednesday Jan. 15, 2015. Typically, sections may choose to work with water utilities and suppliers in their region to submit nominations; however, a water utility/supplier may self-nominate. Please feel free to provide this information to others who might be interested in nomination for the award.

For more information about the award, including nomination forms, visit: http://www.awwa.org/membership/get-involved/awards/award-details/articleid/90/exemplary-source-water-protection-award.aspx