We are the Philadelphia Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA Philadelphia). Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. AWRA’s membership is multidisciplinary; its diversity is its hallmark. It is the professional home of a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists and attorneys. More info on the National AWRA can be found here.
"Our mission is to serve as local forum for information exchange among water resources professionals and others interested in water resources management issues specific to our metropolitan urban area."
The Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section, founded in the summer of 2000, meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month (excluding December, July, and August) at a location in downtown Philadelphia convenient to public transportation. We strive to serve as a unique forum for information sharing/exchange among water professionals and others interested in water resources management issues of importance to our metropolitan urban area. We conduct monthly, interactive lunchtime meetings featuring a guest speaker addressing a water resources management/usage topic of local interest. We welcome meeting participation by anyone interested in local water resources issues. Anyone may join the organization. Membership is not required to attend the monthly lunchtime meetings. Membership dues help us defray the cost of postage, photocopying, postal box fees, and other expenses typically incurred by this type of organization.