Benefits of Joining an AWT Committee?
- You will broaden your understanding of the water treatment industry.
- You will get to know more water treatment professionals and suppliers, better establishing your network.
- You will test and expand your leadership skills.
- You will share your expertise with other industry professionals.
- You will strengthen your ties with the international water treatment community.
- The Following Committees Need Your Support:
This committee is primarily responsible for publication of The Analyst, establishing Editorial Calendar and recommending topics and authors. It also provides direction on development of the AWT website and monitors and recommends appropriate AWT membership communications.
This committee recommends convention destinations to the Board. Provides expertise in topic and speaker selection during program development. It assists in developing social events and spouse/guest programs. It also assists with event promotion and targets potential exhibitors and sponsorships.
Education & Certification
This committee develops and ensures accuracy and completeness in AWT training materials, training seminars, and other AWT training activities. Identifies alternative training programs and communicates these to AWT members. Develops and evaluates certification criteria and standards. Recommends actions for furthering the CWT program. Recommends appropriate textbooks, software, videos, etc. for the AWT Bookstore.
Legislative & Regulatory
This committee monitors legislative and regulatory activity of particular interest to the water treatment industry. Evaluates proposed legislation for impact on AWT members. Recommends public policy positions for Board approval. Recommends and establishes participation in industry coalitions. Informs AWT members of issues relevant to the industry via the monthly publication of Industry Updates.
This committee conducts public affairs activities designed to generate awareness of AWT and its members. Identifies appropriate audiences for AWT members` products and services. Develops generic marketing literature promoting regional/ independent water treatment firms.
This committee promotes membership to appropriate domestic and international water treatment companies and industry suppliers. Evaluates and recommends membership programs and benefits packages. Reviews probationary membership applicants prior to board ratification of membership.
This committee generates quality technical documents for publication and distribution to AWT members and industry. Recommends positions on technical issues for Board approval. Reviews AWT technical literature for accuracy and completeness (as needed), supporting other AWT committees. Conducts technical needs analysis to identify technical issues of importance to AWT members. Undertakes other activities to establish the technical reputation of the Association and its members. Subcommittees for this committee are: Cooling; Boiler, Special Projects and Waste Water. Members are invited to join one or more of the subcommittees.
What will you be expected to do as a committee member?
The AWT President is responsible for appointment of all committee chairs. Each committee is lead by a committee chair. The chair`s role is to keep the committee on track, ensuring the committee accomplishes its annual objectives and furthers the appropriate elements of the Association`s strategic plan. The chair sets the agenda for the committee and facilitates committee meetings, leading the group to consensus. The chair also reports to the Board of Directors and membership on behalf of the committee.
Members interested in undertaking projects consistent with the strategies of the Association. These individuals become involved with projects of the committee, attending meetings via conference calls (monthly), receiving and reviewing communications of the committee, and providing input.