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The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of research, planning, management, development, and education in water resources. AWRA provides a focal point for the collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the physical, biological, economic, social, political, legal, and engineering aspects of water related issues.

The Pennsylvania Section of AWRA is financially independent of the national organization and is supported by its own membership dues.

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The Fall/Winter 2013 e-zine is now available online.





2013 PA-AWRA Webinars

The Pennsylvania State Section of the American Water Resources Association is proud to sponsor webinars this spring and summer featuring outstanding water resources projects throughout Pennsylvania.

July 25 - Occurrence of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Pennsylvania Waters, 2006-09

The presentation slides of Ms. Rhonda Manning and Mr. Drew Reif's presentation are available. There are also links to the USGS report and other resources dicussed during the presentation.


June 18 - SRBC's Low Flow Protection Policy

The presentation slides of Mr. John Balay and Mr. Andrew Dehoff's presentation are available. There are also links to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission's Low Flow Protection Policy and other resources dicussed during the presentation.




2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference - Sept 2013

Community, Conversation, Connections …

The five AWRA sections in the Mid-Atlantic Region are teaming up to host the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference on September 26 & 27. The conference will be held just outside of Trenton, NJ at the Mercer County Conference Center.

AWRA and the sections of the Mid-Atlantic region are committed to fostering interdisciplinary communication among persons of diverse backgrounds working on any aspect of water resources. We anticipate that this Conference will carry on that mission with a program that will include a wide-range of water resources topics to interest practitioners, researchers and students from a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to provide an interesting and informative program that will provide attendees with lessons and tools to apply in their watershed.



2012 Annual Conference Recap - 10/11/12

Thanks again to all the participants and speakers for helping to make our Annual Conference such a success this past October. We had a total of 35 attendees, including the 9 speakers who joined us for the morning and afternoon session.

The presentations covered many of the critical issues facing Pennsylvania's water resources professions - and .pdfs are available on our conference web page.

Thanks to all the participants for strengthening our PA-AWRA
focus on Communtiy, Conversations and Connections.



Upcoming Local Events

2013 AWRA Mid-Atlantic Conference:
Water Resources: Adaptation and Advancement
September 26-27, 2013; Mercer County College, New Jersey

Registration is open - and we want to highlight that the early-bird registration deadline is July 1st. There is a $15 discount on the conference rate if you register by July 1st.

Online registration is available via the conference web site.


Upcoming National Events

2013 AWRA Annual Conference
November 4-7, 2013
Portland, Oregon